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Network Rail is planting thousands of trees around the country

Network Rail and national conservation charity The Tree Council have joined forces to plant more than 80,000 trees and hedgerows across the country this...

Network Rail enhancement budget cut by £1bn

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has confirmed, in a written answer to a question from Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon, that Network...

New MD appointed at South Western Railway

Claire Mann has been appointed managing director of South Western Railway (SWR), to start early in 2021. With more than two decades of experience in...

Historic well uncovered during West Midlands Metro construction

An old and forgotten fountain, 8.5 metres deep, has been uncovered during excavation works in Flood Street car park, Dudley, during preparatory works prior...

Fatal accident at Network Rail’s Eastleigh facility

A Network Rail worker has died in an accident at the Eastleigh Long Welded Rail Depot near Southampton on the afternoon of Monday 30...

Hull Trains back on track for Christmas

Hull Trains will resume services from 3 December as the open access operator reintroduces a limited timetable in time for the Christmas period and...

Funding approved to finish Crossrail

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), the Department for Transport (DfT) and HM Treasury have confirmed an agreed Funding and financing for the...

LNER releases new face mask design for St Andrew’s Day

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has released a new design of face mask, this one featuring a unique hand-illustrated...

Network Rail donates filming fee to Railway Children

The fee paid to Network Rail by a television production company  for being allowed to film at York station has been donated to the...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020. Two of the new...

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 of the...

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 across the...

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 reduce flooding...

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 forward for...

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 as the...

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 a 1,800km...

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 by members...

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. Avanti and...