Alstom to build trains for Britain in Britain

Alstom to build trains for Britain in Britain

The French train manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to become the first company to supply the United Kingdom with hydrogen trains. Alstom are going to convert an existing fleet of electric trains at a site in Widnes, Cheshire. The news that Alstom has also...
Self-driving technology: Alstom’s trains

Self-driving technology: Alstom’s trains

Dutch infrastructure operator ProRail and Rotterdam Rail Feeding (RRF) are on board with Alstom to begin Automatic Train Operation (ATO) tests in the Netherlands this year. This is an exciting time both for Alstom and for the driverless technology industry as a whole....
Crossrail update: Where are we now?

Crossrail update: Where are we now?

With only 18 months of construction left, and a partially opened line already operating, we thought we would review the state and current situation of Crossrail, looking at its feasibility, archaeological findings and its future prospects. Nine years after the first...
The Northern Rail crisis

The Northern Rail crisis

The Northern Rail crisis has been thundering on for the last few weeks and doesn’t appear to be reaching a resolution just yet. For commuters and regular users who are affected, it must feel like an eternity. Beset by delays, mismanagement and incompetence, Northern...
Advances in technology for Great Northern Railway

Advances in technology for Great Northern Railway

State of the art technology installed in Great Northern Railway (GNR) trains means problems that could cause damage and delays can be be identified and fixed before vital components actually break down. GNR has completed the fitting of a compact high-tech system that...