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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A high-speed service could be becoming to Stoke-on-Trent after transport secretary Chris Grayling backed plans to extend a key platform at Crewe station. HS2 Phase 2a plans from the West Midlands to Crewe will  be modified to extend Platform 5...
Emergency crews from BTP and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have had their names cast on two nameplates on an East Midlands Trains’ (EMT) HST powercar in recognition of their brave work to contain the Nottingham station fire. On January 12,...
Diesel and bi-mode rolling stock must be assessed to understand the effect that pollutants have on commuters and railway workers. That is according to a new report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (iMechE), which is calling for "urgent action" to reduce...
Fire fighters were called to tackle a major fire at Nottingham railway station on January 12. Flames were seen from the Grade two-listed station and plumes of smoke filling its concourse. Station manager East Midlands Trains (EMT) said that the building...
Around 200 specially invited homeless guests will enjoy Christmas dinner at Euston station this Christmas. Steve Naybour, head of transformation in Network Rail's track team, said he normally works on December 25 and seized the opportunity to help the homeless when...
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has produced a business case worth £286 million for the development of Birmingham International station. The Urban Growth Company, a special-delivery vehicle set up by Solihull Council to deliver infrastructure improvements around the station, produced a study...
Transport for London (TfL) is to launch a tender for a service provider to deliver 4G mobile coverage on the Tube from 2019 next year. A summer trial in tunnels on the Waterloo and City lines showed the potential to...
Emergency services have conducted an exercise on the London Underground to prepare for a potential major incident. Personnel from the local fire brigade, ambulance service, police services and Transport for London were joined by more than 100 volunteers for the...
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Something in the Water-loo?

History has been made in Waterloo after two women went into labour on the railway in the space of one month. Baby Reign Brandao was an early arrival at Waterloo station on October 16 while newborn Sophia Mercurelli started her journey aboard...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work