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Northern begins removal of Pacer trains

Northern begins removal of Pacer trains

03.12.19: Northern Railway have today (Dec 3) said goodbye to the first three Pacers as they leave the network for good. The rolling stock has been removed and returned to owners Angel Trains, the first of many more to make the same journey over the next f...

New Northern trains hit two million milestone

New Northern trains hit two million milestone

22.11.19: Since the launch of Northern’s new trains in July, more than two million customer journeys have been recorded. 33 new trains are in service across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and South and West Yorkshire, c...

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15.11.19: Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £329bn, the Northern Powerhouse forms the very spine of the North of England.

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

17.10.19: The North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed rail network, argues a report from the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review warning against cancelling the major infrastructure projects without viable alternatives. The review, estab...

TCR North 2019: Putting passengers first with innovation

TCR North 2019: Putting passengers first with innovation

04.10.19: As morning rolled into afternoon at TransCityRail North, attendees once more gathered in the conference hall to listen attentively to talks on past, present and future – bringing innovation, investment and information to the rail industry of the N...

TCR North 2019: The SIX things we learned from the morning talks

TCR North 2019: The SIX things we learned from the morning talks

03.10.19: With the morning discussions having come to a close, and the delegates breaking for lunch full of newfound knowledge and exciting plans for the future, we can take a look back at some of the key highlights to have come out of this morning’s talks.

Rail college rebrand to reflect growing demand of rail sector

Rail college rebrand to reflect growing demand of rail sector

01.10.19: The National College for High Speed Rail is getting a fresh new look, after it announced today that it is rebranding to the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI). The college has been serving the rail industry&rsquo...

The importance of edge infrastructure

The importance of edge infrastructure

26.09.19: The world is in the midst of a digital revolution, bringing with it a new level of opportunity for innovation in the rail industry. Vertiv is at the centre of this digitalisation and, ahead of next month’s TransCityRail North event, RTM&rsqu...

Network Rail’s, Anna-Jane Hunter on HS2, NPR, and supply chain opportunities

Network Rail’s, Anna-Jane Hunter on HS2, NPR, and supply chain opportunities

29.08.19: Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and the success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the netwo...

Rail Freight Group’s Maggie Simpson on supply chain opportunities, Digital Railway, and HS2

Rail Freight Group’s Maggie Simpson on supply chain opportunities, Digital Railway, and HS2

27.08.19: Rail freight is vital to Britain's economic success. Contributing £1.7bn to the economy, it is a vibrant, growing sector. As Director of the Rail Freight Group, Maggie Simpson, plays a key part in ensuring the voices of Rail Freight Group members...

North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

16.08.19: Key leaders from across the North of England have called for Government commitment to a ‘Northern Budget’ which could be used to deliver a boost to the region’s infrastructure.

FULL SPEECH - PM pledges Manchester-Leeds Rail Route

FULL SPEECH - PM pledges Manchester-Leeds Rail Route

29.07.19: PM pledges new Manchester-Leeds Rail Route to unleash regional growth

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

26.07.19: Wide ranging improvements to rail services are being lined up for the Doncaster area following the launch of the new Integrated Rail Plan by the Sheffield City Region. The plan, which has been welcomed by the Department for Transport, sets out a...

Sheffield City Region mayor launches major rail plan

Sheffield City Region mayor launches major rail plan

19.07.19: An ambitious new plan for the future of the Sheffield City Region’s rail network was launched today by the city region’s mayor. The Integrated Rail Plan, produced by Sheffield City Region and its local authority partners, sets out how the regio...

Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

16.07.19: Williams Rail Review: an update on progress Keith Williams, independent Chair of the Rail Review, provides an update at a Northern Powerhouse Partnership event.

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