Steam locomotive fans given stark warnings about enjoying mainline steam at a safe distance by Network Rail!

Steam locomotive fans are in for a treat this summer with a selection of iconic locomotives running rail tours across the country.
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Hitachi to build 22 metro trains for Sendai City

Asian Rail News
HITACHI metro trains will enter traffic on the Namboku line in Sendai, Japan, from 2024.

Initial tests of battery-powered Stadler IPEMU for Merseyrail complete

UK
TESTING of Stadler class 777 independently powered electric multiple units (IPEMU) for Merseyrail has been completed after one month in Britain.

Wholesale sweets venture launched by Beamish Museum

Tram and Light Rail News
A new venture has been launched by Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

First Welsh hybrid-power D-Train carries passengers

UK
VISITORS to the Rail Live 2021 exhibition at Long Marston on June 16-17 were able to reach the site using a Vivarail hybrid-power D-Train, the first hybrid train for Transport for Wales (TfW).

New livery unveiled for Llangollen Railway steam locomotive Austin 1

Railway Preservation
Kitson built Austin 1, based at the Llangollen Railway, has been unveiled in its new livery.

Govia Thameslink Railway contract extended to March 2022

UK
The Department for Transport has extended Govia Thameslink Railway’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement from September 20 2021 until March 31 2022 on the existing terms, and laid the ground for a directly-awarded contract which could run up to a further six years.

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