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New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post...

Successful Christmas engineering works in south London and Sussex

Engineering work on the railway over Christmas and the New Year has delivered vital rail upgrades across Sussex and south London. On the Brighton main...

New technology brings benefits to Greater Anglia passengers

Greater Anglia is upgrading the technology at its stations, benefiting customers through better Wi-Fi, train information and security. To do this, the train operator has...

Longer trains double space for passengers on Great Northern Fen Line trains

Great Northern has introduced eight-car trains on the Fen Line, between Cambridge and King’s Lynn. To accommodate the longer trains, Network Rail, in a programme...

SWR and Avanti reach agreement for future operations

The parent company of both South West Trains (SWR) and Avanti West Coast (in partnership with Trenitalia), First Group, has reached agreement with the...

Park and ride expansion for Manchester Metrolink

Planning applications aimed at increasing the park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield tram stops on Manchester Metrolink have been approved by members...

Royal ‘thank you’ for key station workers

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has visited London Paddington to thank station workers for their extraordinary commitment in keeping passengers safe throughout the Covid-19...

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) contract to...

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 and crew to share their favourite examples...

State of the market: Infrastructure in Q3

The coronavirus pandemic has hit most industries hard, but infrastructure – a sector dominated by transport – has fared better than many. The award-winning multidisciplinary...

Rail franchising replaced

The Department for Transport has today, after 24 years, ended rail franchising as the first step in bringing Britain's fragmented network back together. Intended to...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ fleets. The 270...

GWR increases capacity to three trains an hour on North Downs line

From Monday 14 September, Great Western Railway has started to introduce a third hourly train service on the North Downs line, realising ambitions held...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train maintenance facility. The former...

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! Wales and Borders operator KeolisAmey is...

Extraordinary times

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

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, accredited UK suppliers...

New C2C badge for those exempt from face coverings

C2C, the train operator which serves 26 stations in East London and South Essex, running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, has launched a...