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RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators to avoid job losses

Rail trade union RMT has called on the Government to provide a financial support package for open-access operators Grand Central and Hull...

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

British Rail guard Asquith Xavier, who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966, has been recognised with a plaque in...

State of the market: Infrastructure in Q3

The coronavirus pandemic has hit most industries hard, but infrastructure – a sector dominated by transport – has fared better than many.

Rail companies work with police to promote use of face coverings

The British Transport Police is working with four train companies, Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink, as part of a new pilot...

Barnham railway depot celebrates 25 years

The Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) depot at Barnham is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Formed in 1995 with...

World’s first solar and hydrogen powered cabins trialled by HS2

HS2 has trialled solar and hydrogen-powered welfare cabins across its work locations run by enabling and main works civils joint ventures CSjv...

Preston’s railway station gets impressive new glazing

A £600,000 restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage has seen the North side of the 140-year-old station transformed with new glazing...

New Tarmac contract for Freightliner

Rail freight operator Freightliner has signed a new contract with Tarmac to haul aggregate from its Tunstead site in Derbyshire as well...

13 new rail apprentices join Vital

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has launched its latest apprenticeship programme as thirteen apprentices from Manchester and Liverpool have...

Rail franchising replaced

The Department for Transport has today, after 24 years, ended rail franchising as the first step in bringing Britain's fragmented network back...

First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their...

Alstom signs agreement to purchase Bombardier Transportation

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom moved closer as Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern...

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents...

Network Rail acquires Brunel’s ‘Bristol Old Station’

Network Rail has acquired ‘Bristol Old Station’, the iconic Grade I listed building, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, that was Bristol’s...

GWR increases capacity to three trains an hour on North Downs line

From Monday 14 September, Great Western Railway has started to introduce a third hourly train service on the North Downs line,...

Some train services withdrawn on Snow Hill lines in the West Midlands

West Midlands Railway (WMR) is struggling to return some train services to near-normal schedules as it is still feeling the effects...

HS2 continues to encourage young people into work

For the last five years, HS2 has partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to provide work experience placements and 1:1...