DRS orders 10 Class 88 dual-powered locos

12 September 2013

Direct Rail Services has confirmed the purchase of the first 10 Class 88 dual-powered locomotives from Vossloh España in partnership with Beacon Rail Leasing Limited. The locos are a development of the Class 68 platform but with 25kV electric and diesel-electric modes.

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Thameslink's Canal tunnels to join network

11 September 2013.

The first stage of work to connect two rail tunnels to the national network will take place this weekend in a development which will transform the shape of rail services in the south of England.

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NR responds to ORR draft determination

11 September 2013.

Network Rail has published its response to the Office of Rail Regulation’s draft determination for the period 2014 to 2019, known as CP5.

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GBRf asks for freight to be added to HS2 equation

11 September 2013.

The managing director of the Europorte-owned freight operator GB Railfreight, one of the UK's leading rail freight companies, has called for more recognition of the economic value of rail freight in the HS2 debate.

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HS2 will deliver growth, says minister

11 September 2013.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has made a forceful argument for investment in the High Speed 2 route between London and Birmingham in a speech to business and industry leaders.

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Wind power for Bathgate depot

8 September 2013.

North of the border rail operator ScotRail has installed two wind turbines at a West Lothian railway facility.

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GBRf expands 'Bluebird' fleet

5 September 2013.

Eight new Class 66/7 locomotives will be built for the Europorte-owned freight operator, principally to cover increased demand in the biomass and infrastructure sectors.

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Four new trams for London Tramlink

4 September 2013.

The Wimbledon-Croydon London Tramlink route is to get a 50% capacity increase with the arrival of four new Variobahn trams to come into service by 2016.

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Smart ticketing for the South East

3 September 2013.

Rail passengers in the South East are to benefit from paperless ticketing as the Government funds a pilot 'smart card' scheme on c2c's routes out of Fenchurch Street station.

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Southern reveals leaf fall timetable

3 September 2013.

Rail operator Southern has published its annual leaf fall timetable, due to begin operation at the end of the month.

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