This stunning French station is among the finalists for the World Architecture Festival

Lorient-Bretagne Sud rail station is amongst those shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2018. SNCF spin-off agency AREP delivered the multi-award winning rebuild of the city of Lorient’s station in 2017, and since then, the striking wooden framed and metal structure has picked up recognition at a whole host of international design awards. The passenger […]

Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast bid

Pendolino tilting

Virgin Trains and Stagecoach will partner with the French high speed operator, SNCF, in their bid for the combined West Coast and HS2 rail franchise. The Government has announced that the West Coast Partnership franchise will run from 2019, that it will include the first few years of operation of HS2, and that bidders must […]

Midland Mainline hits 125mph

The Midland Mainline has been upgraded to allow running at 125mph. EMT Meridian 222005. Image credit: Martyn-Ahoy on Flickr.

Trains on Britain’s Midland Mainline are now running at 125mph. As of last week, trains have been able to run at practically full pelt from London to a range of destinations in the North of England including Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway and Leicester. The higher line speeds should result in faster journey times […]

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