Body-worn cameras to be introduced by South Western Railway

South Western Railway (SWR) reveals that it will introduce a phased rollout of body-worn cameras in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour
UK

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EC seeks passenger pilots to identify cross-border obstacles

Europe
THE European Commission (EC) has invited operators, infrastructure managers and competent authorities to propose new or enhanced cross-border passenger services that would test and implement measures to remove obstacles to the introduction of international services.

£30,000 worth of parts for steam locomotive 34039 Boscastle stolen from Loughborough’s Great Central Railway

Railway Preservation
The Great Central Railway has released an urgent appeal after parts of a steam locomotive were stolen.

Switzerland revises Rail 2050 strategy to help meet climate objectives

Europe
THE Swiss government is re-orientating its Rail 2050 long-term strategy in favour of improving short and medium-distance rail services by, for example, offering additional S-Bahn services in the major cities.

The second week of North Station testing

Tram and Light Rail News
Flexity 010 waiting for the traffic lights on Talbot Road at the junction with Abingdon StreetThe first day of the second week of test running on the North Station tramway extension saw Flexity trams 005, 010 & 013 in use on the Talbot Road line.

Vectron locos ordered with XLoad to increase Alpine capacity

UK
SüdLeasing has placed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply and maintain 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package to increase the locos’ haulage capability.

Siemens Mobility to build rail component facility in Goole

UK
Siemens Mobility is expanding its £200m rail village at Goole in Yorkshire with a new £7m component facility that will create up to 30 new jobs.

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