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UK’s biggest rail factory and HS2 supplier ‘needs order of 10 trains to survive’

The Alstom site in Derby is meant to build HS2 trains in future but could close in weeks without immediate government help, the firm's UK managing director has warned

Network Rail’s £4bn train control systems framework to revolutionise signalling across Britain

From Carlisle to Brighton, Network Rail’s £4bn, 10-year signalling plan will change the face of Britain’s railway, with modern equipment bringing greater reliability across the country through a mixture of traditional signalling and digital control.

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  • Boeing whistleblower’s safety claims under investigation by FAA, reports sayFederal Aviation Administration looking into claims US aircraft maker knew of flaws but covered them up to speed productionClaims that Boeing knew of safety flaws in the manufacture of one of its largest passenger jet aircraft, but covered them up to speed production, are under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to a reports.The information came from a whistleblower inside the beleaguered US aircraft maker, and relates to the structural integrity of the 787 Dreamliner jet, a report published by the New York Times alleges. Continue reading...

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  • European Sleeper’s Amsterdam-Barcelona night train faces French hurdlesEuropean Sleeper plans to operate night trains between Amsterdam and Barcelona starting in 2025 but faces opposition from the French rail infrastructure manager. Co-founder Elmer van Buuren revealed this to BNR. Among other issues, the outdated infrastructure is expected to pose challenges for the service.
  • Rail sleuths: the investigative edge of rail forensic technical servicesWhile the quest for solutions to engineering failures is as ancient as the field of engineering, the increasing complexity of the discipline has led to a need for novel investigative methods. Forensic technical services specifically oriented towards rail have thus seen the light of day. interviewed Dr. Nigel Bish, Technical Director at the international consulting group HKA’s Rail Forensic Technical Services.

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