9 June 2017

Europe’s Railway Research and Innovation set to receive a major boost

Press Release:   Brussels, 31st March 2017   Europe’s Railway Research and Innovation set to receive a major boost resulting from the 2017 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals with proposed projects worth nearly EUR 200 million. In answer to its 2017 Call for Proposals, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking received 60 proposals for a total value of… Read more

6 June 2017


The Midlands Engine showcased the region’s capacity, capability and opportunities in the rail sector for the first time at Railtex earlier this month. The event took place from 9-11 May at NEC Birmingham, with Midlands Engine exhibiting at stand M65. The Midlands Engine partners, came together with DIT, Rail Alliance and Rail Forum to host… Read more

2 June 2017

Track Access Services launches digital route learning portal

Digital rail specialists Track Access Services Limited (TAS) have launched a UK-wide online portal to share route information, in partnership with DB Cargo UK. This means the rail freight operator is now offering digital route learning for its drivers. TAS Managing Director David Reed explains that “the new web-based delivery solution provides unlimited access for a… Read more

24 May 2017

Good Luck, Team Alstom!

To mark the opening of the Technology Centre in Widnes, a group of 18 keen cyclists will be making the 90 mile journey from Oxley to Widnes on 11 June 2017   Mike Hulme, Sandra Ball and the team will be raising funds for a local Widnes charity –  Halton Haven hospice, who do great… Read more

WEC Group Supply OLE Structures for £100m West Midlands Electrification Project

WEC Group Ltd, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, has manufactured a range of Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) structures for Network Rail/ABC’s £100m Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley railway electrification project. As part of the scheme, which runs for 15 miles, the Group fabricated a range of steel Single Track… Read more

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