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Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections...

TPE Transform Grants Fund donates over £50,000 to community projects

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has donated tens of thousands of pounds from its Transform Grants Fund to community projects and charities...

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to...

Northern leaders agree way forward on Northern Powerhouse Rail

At a meeting to discuss Transport for the North, regional elected mayors, council and business leaders have agreed an initial preferred way...

SWR needs nine new apprentices

South Western Railway is looking for nine new apprentices to join its programme this year. But candidates are encouraged to apply quickly...

New tram arrives in Manchester

The first of 27 new trams being manufactured for Manchester Metrolink by Bombardier Transportation has arrived at the Queens Road depot after...

Park and ride expansion for Manchester Metrolink

Planning applications aimed at increasing the park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield tram stops on Manchester Metrolink have been approved...

Union calls for zero tolerance on Covid outbreaks

A Covid-19 outbreak has occurred at Manchester Piccadilly train station, with 11 staff testing positive and dozens of their colleagues now self-isolating....

Network Rail apprentice encourages others to join the scheme

Adelaja Aladejobi, who lives and works in Peterborough, is encouraging people to follow in his footsteps and join Network Rail after the...

Derby designer for EMR’s new train fleet

Derby-based East Midlands Railways (EMR) has chosen to work with a local supplier to create the interiors for its new Aurora fleet.

New train testing on Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia continues to test its new fleet of commuter trains in the build-up to them starting to enter passenger service later...

Network Rail is one of England’s top 20 apprentice employers

The National Apprenticeship Service has named Network Rail as one of the top 20 apprentice employers in England in its Top 100...

Living Wage increased

Over 250,000 people working for almost 7,000 real Living Wage Employers throughout the country are set for a vital pay boost as...

Network Rail starts bridge replacement works at Postwick

Network Rail will begin work to replace a railway bridge in Postwick, Norfolk, on Monday 16 November.  The bridge...

Grand Central suspends services after 6 November

Grand Central has joined Hull Trains in suspending services during the second lockdown, although it is delaying the action until after the...

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet.  The new...

Hull Trains to suspend services from 5 November

Due to the latest Covid lockdown in England, Hull Trains will be temporarily suspending all train services from 00:01 Thursday 5 November...

Two new directors for East West Railway

East West Railway Company has appointed two new non-executive Directors of the Company, with effect from 1 November 2020.