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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...

Women in Rail Awards cancelled for 2020, back again on 20 May 2021

The 2020 Women in Rail Awards has become the latest victim of the Covid-19 epidemic as the charity has taken the decision...

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...

New rail freight service from Port of Southampton to Derby

Freight operator GB Railfreight has commenced a new Intermodal service from the rail terminal operated by Solent Stevedores at the Port of...

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...

TSO completes Plumstead maintenance depot

TSO, working as part of the ATC consortium (Alstom, TSO and Costain) has completed the railway maintenance depot in Plumstead. This depot,...

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...

Tyne & Wear Metro’s new depot at Howdon almost ready to open

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot at Howdon is close to completion. Set to officially open...

New entrance/exit at Paddington station

A new entrance at London Paddington station will improve the flow of passengers, reduce travelling time through the station and help maintain...

Safety warning after family put at risk in Essex

Network Rail has issued a safety warning to users of level crossings after a family of four was found taking photographs on...

Jason Baldock to head up Alstom signalling systems & infrastructure in UK and Ireland

Jason Baldock. Following news that Jonathan Willcock will be leaving Alstom to join Skanska, Alstom UK & Ireland...

Network Rail to deliver 520 projects over August bank holiday

Network Rail will be carrying out renewals 520 projects worth £105 million over August Bank Holiday. Andrew Haines, Network...

£3 billion masterplan for Arden Cross, alongside HS2 Birmingham Interchange station

A development consortium has announced a £3 billion plan to create a sustainable new business, leisure and residential destination and world leading...

HS2 contractors in London launch Empowering Communities

HS2 London contractors have launched a major social legacy programme called Empowering Communities, intended to benefit communities along the final part of...

Bus and rail networks must work together, report states

A new report by Greengauge 21 - ‘Cities, Coronavirus and Public Transport’ - examines the impact of Coronavirus on cities and public...

Churnet Valley Railway to reopen on 1 August

The heritage Churnet Valley Railway has announced that it will reopen on 1 August 2020 with a post-Lockdown steam-hauled train timetable, refurbished...

LNER launches unique face masks featuring locally inspired designs

As train passengers are required to wear face coverings while they travel, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched three regionally inspired...