6 March 2018

The rail sector’s changing maintenance game By Elke Eisenschmidt, Stefan Reimig, Lisa Schirmers, and Sebastian Stern

The rail sector’s changing maintenance game – “How can rail operators and OEMs benefit from the disruption brought on by digitization”? The rail sector is no exception when it comes to disruptive changes through digitization. In a sector where fleet reliability is a key lever for increasing efficiency and reducing the total cost of ownership… Read more

Small and mighty – Excalibur’s part in the Crossrail project

When it comes to engineering and infrastructure projects, they don’t come much bigger than the multi-billion pound Crossrail link. It is building 42km of tunnels, 10 new stations and improving 30 more. The finished railway, which will be named the Elizabeth line when it opens in central London from December 2018, will be an accessible… Read more

1 March 2018

Update from Catherine Appleby, rail sector specialist, DIT East Midlands

For those that don’t know, I leave DIT today (end of February 2018)! I have thoroughly enjoyed my two years two months at DIT East Midlands and have had the pleasure of working with a huge number of awesome rail exporters, as well as helping those preparing to export for the first time. The role… Read more

Rail Supply Group (RSG) in partnership with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) host industry roundtable discussion

Last week, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) in partnership with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) hosted a special roundtable discussion with guest speaker Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister for Trade and Export Promotion.The roundtable was hosted at Amey’s London offices and chaired by The Rail Alliance’s Colin Flack.  The discussion was attended by a number of… Read more

Rail Alliance Member Vivarail, the designers and manufacturers of the Class 230 D-Train, has entered into an agreement with West Midlands Trains to build three new D-Trains for use on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley

These will be the first trains to be introduced within the new franchise and will demonstrate West Midlands Trains’ commitment to providing high quality rolling stock throughout their tenure.  The new trains are scheduled to begin operation in 2018. Vivarail’s CEO, Adrian Shooter, said “This is a big day for Vivarail.  We have invested considerable… Read more

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