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Britain’s first ‘workshop on wheels’ set to revolutionise railway maintenance

Mobile Maintenance Train (MMT) - 1

Thursday 3 Sep 2015

The first of a new fleet of engineering trains which will revolutionise the way Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ carries out railway maintenance and repair work enters service this week.

The state-of-the-art mobile maintenance trains (MMTs) will make working on the railway quicker, safer and more efficient as well as less disruptive for passengers and freight. Based at locations around the country, the eight MMTs will provide a ‘workshop on wheels’ for engineers and track workers as they carry out repairs, renewals and upgrades to Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network.

Railway August Bank Holiday works completed

August Bank Holiday works - Stafford 4

Tuesday 1 Sep 2015

Network Rail’s 14,000-strong orange army completed a £47m package of investment works as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan over the August bank holiday.

Latest regional news

Britain’s first ‘workshop on wheels’ set to revolutionise railway maintenance

Mobile Maintenance Train (MMT) - 1

Thursday 3 Sep 2015

The first of a new fleet of engineering trains which will revolutionise the way Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ carries out railway maintenance and repair work enters service this week.

The state-of-the-art mobile maintenance trains (MMTs) will make working on the railway quicker, safer and more efficient as well as less disruptive for passengers and freight. Based at locations around the country, the eight MMTs will provide a ‘workshop on wheels’ for engineers and track workers as they carry out repairs, renewals and upgrades to Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network.

Edinburgh Waverley set to reinstate cycle access for passengers

Waverley new roof from above

Thursday 3 Sep 2015

The ScotRail Alliance today announced that, following the completion of a safety assessment, cycling access is being reinstated at Edinburgh Waverley station.

Stunning time-lapse films show extent of work to prepare Bath’s railway line for electrification

Track lowering in Sydney Gardens

Thursday 3 Sep 2015

Over the last six weeks, Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ has been working round-the-clock to prepare the railway line that runs through Bath and its surrounding area for the arrival of electrification and a new fleet of longer, faster, quieter and greener electric trains.

Bonnington Walk bridge in Lockleaze to be prepared for electric trains

Bonnington Walk bridge in Lockleaze to be prepared for electric trains

Wednesday 2 Sep 2015

Network Rail will be carrying out essential work to the bridge over the railway on Bonnington Walk in Lockleaze to prepare it for electrification and the arrival of a new fleet of longer, faster, quieter and greener electric trains.