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First Greater Anglia Class 720 train accepted

Angel Trains has accepted the first of its new Class 720 Aventra trains from Bombardier Transportation, part of a £900 million...

200 new train driver jobs attracts 10,000 applicants

A search for 200 new train drivers in Wales has attracted over 10,000 applicants in just a few days!

Proposed changes to major bottleneck on Brighton main line

Network Rail is seeking to remove the UK’s most operationally challenging railway junction as a public consultation on the scheme enters...

Talent and gender diversity in the rail sector

Guest writer Adam Razzell, head of transport and infrastructure at Advance Resource Managers, reflects on the diversity of talent in the...

RAIB reports on a freight train derailment at Willesden High Level Junction on 2019

At around 21:30 on 6 May 2019, a single wagon in a freight train derailed on a curve approaching Willesden High...

Avanti’s Pride flag is 265 metres long!

Avanti West Coast has launched the UK’s first fully wrapped Pride train, which was entirely staffed by an LGBTQ+ crew for...

GWR to name train after Gurkha VC hero

Marking 75 years since the end of World War 2, when hostilities in the Far East ceased, Great Western Railway (GWR)...

Bank holiday work on Oxted viaduct will close East Grinstead and Uckfield lines.

This August Bank Holiday, thousands of Network Rail staff will work around the clock to deliver a multi-million-pound programme of work...

New bridge for Catford over August Bank Holiday

Network Rail will be replacing a 130-year-old bridge at Catford, South East London, as part of its programme of engineering works...

Crossrail goes back again – to Spring 2022

The Crossrail Board has met to consider the latest update from the leadership team concerning progress to complete the Elizabeth line....

Rail Minister visits Plymouth to discuss Brunel Plaza regeneration

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has visited Plymouth to meet those responsible for the regeneration of Brunel Plaza, a scheme that involves...

New Acceleration Unit will deliver transport infrastructure more quickly

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced the creation of an Acceleration Unit that will create jobs, increase connectivity, and boost the...

Extraordinary times

Following the recent tragedy at Stonehaven, and the wider difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines...

HS2 unveils design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

When it is built, HS2’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel will have five structures to provide ventilation and emergency access.

Level crossing near miss in Kent

An appeal from Network Rail for people to take care around pedestrian crossings over the railway has been sparked by a...

Railway falls silent in memory

Railway stations around the country fell silent on Wednesday 19 August 2020 as passengers and staff remembered those who lost their...

RIA teams up with Reshoring UK to promote British rail industry

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has joined Reshoring UK, a collaboration of industrial engineering associations focused on connecting manufacturers with trusted,...

Mace to provide project management for Brent Cross West station

The Brent Cross West Station development in North London is to be project managed by Mace. Part...