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Smart ticketing across rail network by end of 2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said that passengers will be able to use smart ticketing across "almost all" of the network in England and...

TXM Projects completes enhancement work on ScotRail’s Class 334 fleet

A team of eight from TXM Projects has completed enhancement work on ScotRail's fleet of 334s. This work covered the removal of seats to fit...

Network Rail reveals major Christmas and New Year projects

Christmas is 80 days away - let that sink in. With friends and family putting festive travel plans in place, Network Rail has revealed the...

Hitachi appoints DB Schenker to manage UK warehouses

DB Schenker has been awarded a 'dynamic and challenging' contract from Hitachi Rail in the UK. Under the arrangement, the logistics firm will manage the central...

Government awards £300m to Northern Powerhouse Rail

Northern Powerhouse Rail has been given £300 million funding from the government. The award is part of a wider £400 million package to improve transport...

BakerHicks launches new electrification venture

BakerHicks is a company with a habit for reinvention. The business, which employs around 390 people in the UK, can trace its roots back...

Guards to be retained in new Wales and Borders franchise

The Welsh Government has agreed to have a 'safety critical conductor (guard)' on all services operated through the new Wales and Borders franchise to avoid...

DB Cargo launches trial service for world’s largest steelmaker

DB Cargo UK has launched a trial service with steel giant ArcelorMittal. On September 29, the freight operator moved 1,300 tonnes of steel coil by...

Progress for the North West’s second largest town without a railway station

More than £5 million in funding has been secured to develop plans for a railway to Skelmersdale - the second largest town in North...

Mott MacDonald to support installation of new Thameslink TMS

Mott MacDonald will support Hitachi in the implementation of its Tranista traffic management system for the Thameslink route. The engineering consultancy will advise on the...

What visiting 2,563 railway stations looks like in 14 pictures

Earlier this year railway adventurers Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall set out to visit all 2,563 railway stations in Great Britain, completing the ambitious...

Risk from trains passing red signals has been cut by 90% in 20 years

Twenty years after the Southall rail crash, the RSSB has said that the risk of trains passing red signals has been cut by more...

Construction of Merseyrail’s new £13m Maghull North station begins

Work has begun on the construction of a new railway station at Maghull North. The station is due to be open in May 2018, on...

Funding package secured for Midland Metro stop at HS2’s Curzon Street station

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) have committed £27.5 million towards the construction of...

ScotRail to install electric car chargers at 50 stations

The first of 50 electric car chargers have gone live at stations in Scotland. Electric vehicle registration is up 62 per cent on this time...

‘Tyne and Wear Metro fleet problems are becoming more of a concern’

Key business organisations in the North East have called on the government to replace Tyne and Wear Metro's fleet of trains over growing concerns...

Iron: Man pulled out the ground to make way for metro extension

An iconic metal statue in Birmingham has been uprooted to make way for Midland Metro's £149 million extension. Based in Victoria Square for 24 years,...

Major work to recover derailed freight train in Anglia

An army of engineers has begun a major recovery in Anglia following the derailment of a freight train. A Colas Rail crane was called in to...