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Weekend work at Whaley Bridge will close railway in November

Essential upgrade work to two railway bridges in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, will affect local rail journeys next month. The...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power...

New accessible information points for Victoria station

Two new wheelchair-accessible Customer Information Points have entered service at Victoria station. They will serve both the Kent and Sussex sides of...

Programme of upgrades to Great Eastern main railway line

Vital rail upgrade works on the Great Eastern main line between Ipswich and London start this month, with work taking place at...

Richard Allan to join Chiltern Railway as MD

Chiltern Railways has announced it has appointed Richard Allan as its new managing director. Chiltern, an Arriva company, has...

New Rough Sleeping on Rail Charter to tackle street homelessness

A new charter tackling street homelessness has been drawn up by the UK Government, Network Rail and British Transport Police.

Statistics confirm rail journeys fell to lowest levels for 150 years

Railway journeys in Great Britain during the first quarter of 2020-21 (April to June 2020). fell to levels last seen in the...

Railway bridge to be replaced at Crofton, West Yorkshire

Work to reconstruct the railway bridge at Doncaster Road in Crofton, West Yorkshire, will begin on Monday 19 October. The bridge, which...

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost...

Greater Anglia trains staff on its new trains

Greater Anglia drivers, conductors, customer service and cleaning staff are now training on the company’s brand-new longer state-of-the-art commuter trains, which are...

Great Western Railway names train after D-Day veteran

Great Western Railway (GWR) has honoured one of Britain’s last surviving D-Day veterans, Harry Billinge MBE, by naming a train after him..

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden. With...

New global rail director for Cundall

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has announced the appointment of Stephen Dale as global rail director, a brand-new role which will see him...

Public consultation on Cambridge South station opens 19 October

Network Rail is to hold a public consultation on its plans for Cambridge South station. This will open on 19 October seek...

New chief executive for the Campaign for Better Transport

Paul Tuohy has been named as the new chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport. He will step...

VINCI Facilities manages EMR contract throughout Covid

Despite everything that has been going on during the Coronavirus pandemic, VINCI Facilities has been successfully delivering a total FM (facilities management)...

Latest Railcare MPV is battery-powered

Specialist railway contractor and plant hire company Railcare presented its innovative new MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) at its head office in Skelleftehamn, Sweden.

South Western Railway’s customer service heroes

With National Customer Service Week taking place on 5-9 October, South Western Railway (SWR) asked its customers...