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Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland.

Rail Forum Midlands welcomes Karen Jackson

Rail Forum Midlands has appointed Karen Jackson to be the new programme delivery executive, leading on events and communications together with supporting...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could...

Transport for Wales introduces new ticket machines and smartcards

New ticket vending machines are being installed by Transport for Wales (TfW) on many of its routes across the Wales and Borders...

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained...

Tyne & Wear Metro passengers help feed those in need

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran food bank collection points at Metro stations across the network and at...

GB Railfreight appoints Tim Hartley as business development director

Tim Hartley has been named as the new business development director at GB Railfreight. Over the last 20 years,...

Angel Trains makes £100,000 donation to Railway Children

Train leasing company Angel Trains will be donating £100,000 to its long-standing charity partner, Railway Children. Of this sum,...

Alstom purchase of Bombardier Transportation approved by European Commission

The European Commission has cleared Alstom’s proposed takeover of Bombardier Transportation, subject to four conditions that Alstom had itself suggested:

Hull Trains returns in time for the Summer

There will be more direct trains from Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire to London next month after Hull Trains has...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled...

Greater Anglia’s new Stansted Express trains enter service

Greater Anglia has commenced services with two of its new Class 745 Stansted Express trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

Tyne & Wear Metro secures additional government funding to prolong its maintenance programme

Tyne and Wear Metro has secured additional government funding to keep its programme of essential infrastructure renewal works going after March 2021.

Crossrail delayed yet again

Crossrail’s board has met to consider the latest update from its leadership team concerning the impact of COVID-19 on progress to complete...

DB Cargo UK signs new two-year contract to move china clay for Imerys

DB Cargo UK, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, has been awarded a new, two-year contract to transport china clay...

Alstom and Eversholt Rail to invest a further £1 million in hydrogen-powered trains

Hydrogen power on Britain’s railways has become one step closer as Eversholt Rail and Alstom have announced a further £1 million investment...