London to Glasgow record missed by 21 seconds – but Avanti West Coast surpassed a 2006-set record

Yesterday’s speed record run between London Euston and Glasgow Central by Avanti West Coast missed out by just 21 seconds.
UK

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First Look: UP’s ‘We are ONE’ Locomotive (Updated)

USA
The Class I railroad’s Corporate Communications department came up with the scheme for the commemorative locomotive—named for the year UP’s first ERG, the Black Employee Network (BEN), was established—and the Jenks Locomotive Shop in North Little Rock, Ark., prepared, painted and added decals to it.

WTO look there's China

Airline News
On this episode of AvTalk, the US and EU close the book on their aviation subsidies fight and turn their attention to China.

Final construction blockade on London’s Crossrail begins this weekend

UK
AN 18-day blockade of the Crossrail central tunnel in London begins on June 19, and Crossrail chief executive, Mr Mark Wild, has told IRJ that this is the final time such a closure happens before the railway finally opens.

Ukraine Railways orders 100 coaches

Europe
UKRAINIAN Railways (UZ) has completed negotiations for the purchase of 100 coaches from Kryukov Railway Car Building Works (KVBZ), with delivery beginning later this year.

No net loss of biodiversity target by 2024 for Transport for Wales 

UK
Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced its latest target in becoming a more sustainable company that has a minimal impact on wildlife and habits.

CAF wins almost €200m of light rail contracts in Germany

Tram and Light Rail News
SPANISH manufacturer CAF has won two light rail contracts in Germany worth almost €200m in total.

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