Shadow Transport Secretary: Government should strip GTR of its rail franchise
UK Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald has urged the government to strip rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) of its franchise after the failure of its third timetable in two months.
ORR welcomes investigation on proposed Alstom-Siemens merger
The UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has welcomed the launch of an investigation by the European Commission on the proposed merger between signalling firms Alstom and Siemens.
Future Rail – Issue 64
In this issue: Network Rail’s ruthless new tree clearance plans, an AR app being trialled in Sweden’s train stations, the world’s most dangerous railways, how to improve UK rail fares, a closer look at metro lines around the globe, and more.
In pictures: a first look at Crossrail’s Elizabeth line
As the countdown continues until the opening of the Elizabeth line, a lot of work still needs to be done. With the official inauguration set for December, the project, which is part of Transport for London’s Crossrail railway line, will link major hubs including Paddington, Liverpool Street and Heathrow Airport. We take a closer look at the new line.
Deutsche Bahn and Siemens to digitalise Hamburg S-Bahn operations
Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have partnered to digitally operate the Hamburg S-Bahn, a rapid mass transit railway network in the Hamburg metropolitan region.