Great Western Railway

GREAT Western Railway (GWR) operated the first class 800 Intercity Express Trains built by Hitachi Rail Europe between London and Paignton on June 30, the first Intercity Express Train to…
PORTERBROOK Leasing Company has awarded Siemens a First-in-Class (FiC) design and fitment contract to install ETCS Level 2, Baseline 3 on-board equipment on a Great Western Railways class 387 Bombardier…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on November 29 that it will exercise an option to extend FirstGroup’s current Great Western Railway (GWR) franchise by one year, to April 1…
THE first 200km/h Inter-city Express Programme (IEP) bi-mode trains being supplied by Agility Trains consortium, which includes Hitachi Rail Europe, entered service with Great Western Railway (GWR) on the London…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it will ditch plans to electrify the Midland Main Line (MML) between Kettering, Nottingham, and Sheffield, the Great Western Main Line (GWML)…
THE rail division of First Group, Britain, saw a 26.2% drop in profit from £72.9m for the year ending March 31 2016 to £53.8m in 2016-17, while its operating margin…
HITACHI Rail Europe announced on February 15 that production has begun at Hitachi Rail Italy’s Pistoia plant on the first of 36 class 802 inter-city trains for Great Western Railway…
TRENITALIA and First Group have joined forces to bid for two British passenger rail franchises - East Midlands and West Coast Partnership - which are due to be awarded in…
A second rail link between London and Oxford was completed on December 11 with the start of a new 30-minute-interval service operated by Chiltern Railways.
HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already…
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