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Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project,...

Moving waste by rail saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions

By switching to rail transport from road haulage, waste management specialist Biffa has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions in moving predominantly inert waste...

Electronic scarecrow installed at Longsight depot

Network Rail has installed a solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk to ward off birds causing delays to passengers travelling between...

Greater Anglia reminds customers that smoking is forbidden

Following a number of incidents which have inconvenienced customers and caused costly delays, Greater Anglia is reminding rail passengers not to smoke on trains. The...

Canal shuts Edinburgh to Glasgow main line

The severe weather on the night of 11/12 August, that led to the tragic derailment outside Stonehaven, also caused far greater infrastructure damage on...

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 North Yorkshire...

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 Transport Scotland’s ‘Rail Services Decarbonisation Action...

West Midlands to place climate change challenge at the heart of its updated transport plan

Transport for the West Midlands is set to update the region’s wide-ranging transport plan with a greater focus on meeting the challenge of climate...

South East seeks transport devolution

A partnership of local authorities and business leaders in the South East of England has submitted a bid for transport devolution to government. The proposal,...

Drones search out Skylarks on HS2’s route

The HS2 route passes through some lovely countryside. That’s been one are of complaint from naturalists and ecologists, who don’t want a railway interfering...

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 in the...

Electric forklift brings green benefits to HS2 construction site

As construction of HS2 gets underway, and the company sets out to do so in as sustainable a way as possible, main works civils...

Unipart Rail wins First of a Kind competition for its new zero-emissions Trac Rail Transposer

One of the winners of the Department for Transport’s 2020 First of a Kind (FOAK) competition has been announced as being Unipart Rail, which...

Passenger confidence will be key factor in future transport planning

Research undertaken by transport planning consultant Systra suggests that train travel could be very different in a post-Covid world. The current advice to avoid public...

Greens call for commitment to increased electrification and regional connectivity

In its response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) rail assessment commission for the North and Midlands, the Yorkshire and Humber Green Party has...

UK business leaders call for clear hydrogen strategy

Hydrogen Strategy Now is a campaign group of leading businesses that are looking to build a green recovery. The cross-industry group, which combined employs around...

Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the new regulations during...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge. In doing so, they have publicly...