Planning permission has been granted to build a new station at Horden, near Peterlee, in East Durham. The £10.55 million station will have two 100m platforms connected by an accessible footbridge, shelters, a 136-space car park and bus stops. A new...
Railway adventurers Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe will follow up their 'All The Stations' adventure around Great Britain by travelling to all of the stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The pair have successfully raised £25,000 through crowdfunding to support their...
From Edinburgh to London Bridge, members of the railway family helped to spread some cheer over the Christmas period with acts of kindness, special train services and festive fundraising. Following on from the success of a similar event at London...
The festivities have begun at St Pancras International station with the unveiling of its Christmas tree. Partnering with retailer Tiffany & Co, the station has this year unveiled a 43ft scented tree with more than 1,800 decorations. A floral scent from one...
You can achieve a lot in 79 days. Last year, British cyclist Mark Beaumont, inspired by the Jules Verne novel, cycled around the world in less than 80 days, covering more than 18,000 miles and claiming a new world...
West Midlands mayor Andy Street has announced that seven acres of land in Darlaston have been secured to build a new railway station. The original station in Darlaston, which has a population of around 30,000, closed in 1965. It was...
Engineers have completed the first stage of repairs at Nottingham railway station following a huge blaze in January this year. The fire caused significant damage to the building, including to a footbridge, which is now open for use following work...
The Department for Transport (DfT) has committed up to £300 million for its Access for All programme to create obstacle free, accessible routes from station entrances to platforms. Funding was announced together with the DfT's Inclusive Transport Strategy as it...
Worcestershire County Council has released images showing the progress on Worcestershire Parkway station. The station's steel frame, which will include a ticket office, toilets and a retail outlet, can now be seen and the footbridge over the Birmingham Gloucester railway is...
Transport for London has temporarily renamed an Underground station after England manager Gareth Southgate to celebrate the achievements of the men's football team at the 2018 World Cup. The Piccadilly line station, in Enfield, will display Gareth's name on signage...
Network Rail and South Western Railway are celebrating the career of who they believe is the country's longest serving rail worker as they mark the 170th birthday of Waterloo station. Don Buckley, 79, joined Waterloo’s station team in 1953 and...
Merseyrail has opened a brand new station in Merseyside to serve the growing community in Maghull. Maghull North station has been built off School Lane between Maghull and Town Green stations on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail's Northern line. It is...
Trade union RMT has praised station staff for getting passengers to safety following an explosion on the London Underground. At around 7:00pm on June 19, a small explosion occurred at Southgate tube station in Enfield, leaving five with minor injuries, Police...
Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in its managed stations by the end of 2020. Recycling schemes for coffee cups and coffee ground will also be introduced in all of these stations before 2021. The...
A rail worker has died following a fall from a ladder at Bearsden station. The incident happened shortly before 10am on June 5 in East Dunbartonshire, Greater Glasgow. British Transport Police (BTP) officers and paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service were called to...
An innovative project has been launched on the Leeds-Morecambe line - also known as the Bentham line - to make it the country's first dementia-friendly community railway. Jools Townsend, CEO of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), said the project demonstrates...
A £25 million redevelopment of Hackney Wick station on the London Overground’s North London Line has been completed. The principal funder for the project is the London Legacy Development Corporation - an organisation which was set up in 2012 to...
The British Transport Police (BTP) has opened its first regional counter-terrorism unit as part of a "major uplift" in its counter-terrorism capabilities. BTP said the introduction of the unit at Birmingham New Street station is in response to the terrorist incidents that...
London mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced the latest four schemes to receive funding from Transport for London's (TfL) Growth Fund. Around £24 million will go towards upgrading Walthamstow Central station, constructing a new station building with step-free access at Colindale,...
Royal wedding fever has gripped the nation and nowhere is it being felt more than in the town of Windsor. With more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the town, to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan...
MTR Corporation has appointed John Robinson as the head of property in Europe as it looks to capitalise on opportunities to develop spaces around its stations. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the business operations rail systems all over the world, including TfL...
Passenger rail services have returned to Kenilworth in Warwickshire for the first time in more than 50 years. People were lining the single platform at Kenilworth on 30 April for the long-awaited reopening of the town’s railway station. The new station...
Two British Transport Police PCSOs narrowly avoided serious injury when a large block of wood was dropped from above at Grand Central, Birmingham New Street station. Shortly after 11:16pm on April 19, the pair were patrolling the station when a...
The British Transport Police (BTP) has revealed it has spent months piecing together plans to ensure the travelling public get to their destination safely for the royal wedding on May 19. More than 100,000 people are expected to head to...

West Coast appointments

Phil Whittingham remains as the managing director for services on what was formerly known as the InterCity West Coast franchise as he...

Christmas work