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Desiros increase capacity in the North

A fleet of 20 new four-car Class 350 Desiro trains will soon be boosting capacity for London Midland and First TransPennine Express. Angel Trains will...

New Chair for Network Rail

The former chief technical officer of the Ford Motor Company in the UK, Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, is to chair Network Rail. He will replace...

Cold comfort award

East Coast has won a public relations award for its campaign to keep passengers informed via the media during the big freeze of 2010,...

Easter bus pledge

The number of replacement buses in use this Easter during engineering works is expected to drop by a third. Although rail engineers will be working...

Smart thinking drives rail reform

A national smart card railway ticketing system, greater freedom for longer franchises and local devolution are among the ideas set forward by the Secretary...

Green plan at East Ham

East Ham depot is recycling 96% of its waste every month making c2c among the greenest train companies in the business. The recycling process at...

Extra train for school children

ScotRail is providing an early morning train to ensure that Plockton High pupils can get to school - free of charge - while the...

Just the Ticket

This month a total of £18.7m is being made available to fund improvements to stations. Projects must be able to deliver a financial return over...

Kirkgate kudos

A £1.5 million project will complete the transformation of long-neglected Wakefield Kirkgate. Already the grade II listed station, which dates from 1854, has been tidied...

Light run for Lee

Lee Potter is in training for the 2012 London Marathon. The Trust Clerk at First Capital Connect has lost an amazing 12 stone 3 pounds...

Southampton gets grip on rail

Hampshire County Council and its partners are looking at reintroducing passenger services between Southampton and the Waterside area, opening up a line currently used...

Grand Central clean sweep

Richard McClean has been appointed managing director of Grand Central. The open access operator, which runs direct services between Sunderland, Hartlepool and London, was taken...

Fenchurch farewell for Trevor

Trevor Capps, who worked for c2c at Fenchurch Street station in London, is retiring after over 48 years in the rail industry. Trevor joined the...

Numbers soar at Parkway

East Midlands Parkway is celebrating its third birthday. Record numbers of passengers have used the station in the last year. Since 2009, the station’s first...

Record run for St Pancras

Proving that high speed railways are good for business, HS1 Ltd, owner of St Pancras International, is reporting all time high retail sales and...

New team at Greater Anglia

Ruud Haket (above), who led Abellio’s successful bid for the Greater Anglia franchise, heads a new team as managing director. The team includes: • Andrew...

Rail rescue for school kids

School children who have been let down by their local council and had their bus service withdrawn are turning to rail to get them...

Translink ticks m-ticketing

Rail passengers in Northern Ireland can now use Translink’s new mobile phone ticketing system, mLink. Passengers can buy, receive and display an electronic ticket on...