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Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained...

New escalators for Marylebone Tube station

Transport for London is about to commence work to improve access to Marylebone Tube station by installing one new escalator and replacing...

West Wickham station footbridge upgraded

Network Rail has been taking advantage of the relative quiet on the railway to catch up with the rebuilding of several station...

Stevenage station’s new fifth platform opened a year early

A new £40 million platform and track at Stevenage station has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule

Tring station now more accessible for passengers

Tring station in Hertfordshire is now more accessible for passengers following a multi-million-pound transformation under the Access for All scheme.

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening...

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...

Mott MacDonald working on improving the railway’s response to signalling failure

Engineering and design consultant Mott MacDonald is undertaking its first piece of work for the new Network Rail design services framework, supporting...

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...

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...

Birmingham: University station redevelopment given go ahead

Birmingham’s £56 million University station redevelopment has now been confirmed after West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed the full business case.

New information screens for Thameslink passengers at St Pancras

Seven new passenger information screens at St Pancras, which can display 128 departures at one time, are now giving clearer, more comprehensive...

Tyne & Wear Metro secures additional government funding to prolong its maintenance programme

Tyne and Wear Metro has secured additional government funding to keep its programme of essential infrastructure renewal works going after March 2021.

Crossrail delayed yet again

Crossrail’s board has met to consider the latest update from its leadership team concerning the impact of COVID-19 on progress to complete...

Government to invest £589 million in kickstarting rail upgrades across the North

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a £589 million kickstart for work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

HS2 vent shaft headhouse at Chalfont St Peter designed to fit into landscape

HS2 has published its final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that...

Dyer & Butler completes platform extensions at three station in the South East

Dyer & Butler has completed major platform extension works at three stations on behalf of Network Rail as part of the £150...

Transport Secretary updates Parliament on his review of TfL’s finances and structure

The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, has updated parliament on its plans for a review of Transport...