HVO Powered DB Cargo UK class 60.

DB Cargo & TATA Steel collaborate on HVO

Freight Rail

DB Cargo UK and TATA Steel have successfully carried out trials of a class 60 locomotive operated using 100% renewable Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The locomotive was used to pull 2500tonnes of steel from Tata […]

EMR 43102 Swallow

HST to be retired in iconic Intercity colours

Locomotives

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is honouring its High-Speed Train (HST) usage by repainting one of the types into the iconic Intercity Livery. Power car 43302 has returned to its Intercity Swallow colours ahead of its […]

Rail worker killed by passing train

Infrastructure

A Network Rail track worker has been killed after he was hit by a passing passenger train. The accident happened near Surbiton just after 1130am yesterday. The 30-year old man from Hampshire was struck by […]

EMR Apprentice Eleanor Nugent
News

EMR recruiting ‘Engineers of the Future’

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is searching for the engineers of the future in its latest recruitment drive which will see it offer opportunities for people from across the East Midlands. The rail operator is seeking […]

Feltham Station
Infrastructure

Longer platforms at Feltham in £31m upgrade

Feltham Station in London has undergone a £31 million upgrade which includes longer platforms, a new footbridge and step-free access. The longer platforms will allow 10-car trains to stop at the station increasing capacity on […]

Toton wagon runaway and derailment (Image: RAIB/Crown Copyright)
Freight Rail

RAIB announce investigation into Toton runaway

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has formally launched an investigation after a rake of 22 wagons ran away from a sidings at Old Bank sidings at Toton, Nottinghamshire. The incident happened in the early […]

Piling work at Bletchley
Infrastructure

Funding awarded for part of new East-West Rail line

The UK Government has announced funding for a section of the new East-West rail line between Oxford and Bletchley/Milton Keynes. The section is the first phase of the East-West railway project which will join Oxford […]