The first of Eurostar's new fleet of high-speed trains has called at Ashford International station. Arriving at 2.55pm on its way to Paris, the Eurostar e320 was able to stop at Ashford thanks to the completion of a £10 million...
A street artist has produced a major piece of art in memory of the London Bridge terror attacks. James Cochran, also known as Jimmy C, has previously created works of art paying tribute to David Bowie and William Shakespeare and...
A water fountain has been installed at London Charing Cross station - the first Network Rail station to feature one. The water fountain will mean free drinking water for 30 million Southeatern railway passengers each year. Network Rail aims to install...
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...
Network Rail has begun work to widen the high-speed platforms at Ashford International to ensure international services will continue to operate through the station in the future. The international platforms at Ashford International are having to be widened to accommodate...
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...
Network Rail has awarded Carillion Powerlines a £11.6 million contract to electrify the Shotts line between the junctions of Holytown and Midcalder. The contract will deliver enhancements to stations to support the electrification of 74km of railway as part of...
Blue flashing lights have been installed on one of the platforms at London Paddington station to reduce the number of accidents caused by passengers tripping  between the train and platform. The lights on Platform 6 flash when the doors of...
A new peak-time railcard for 16-18 year-old passengers has been announced. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said the digital app-based card will be trialled in spring 2018, ahead of a national rollout in September, should it prove successful. The card could...
CrossCountry and the British Transport Police (BTP) have launched a seasonal campaign to remind passengers to store their luggage responsibly. The train operator hopes to tackle a rising trend in lost or stolen property at six hotspot areas. Over the coming...
Christian charity Railway Mission has appointed 19-year-old Hannah Tuck as its new chaplain for Wales and the Marches. "Chaplaincy is not about age, but compassion and care for people" said Railway Mission executive director Liam Johnston, welcoming the youngest ever railway...
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...
More than 1,000 metro workers will benefit from a new £8 million maintenance and skills centre that is being built by Nexus. The Tyne and Wear Metro operator has already started work on the facility and expects construction to be...
ScotRail has banned the use of mosquito anti-loitering devices at stations after finding there was a lack of evidence to show their positive impact. A small number of customers had also raised concerns about their use, which led ScotRail to conduct...
Following calls for its closure, Transport Scotland has announced that Breich railway station's future has been secured. A consultation was launched to decide the fate of the station, in West Lothian, which is used by 2.6 users on average each...
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...
Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a new-look Bond Street Tube station following a £300 million upgrade. Capacity and accessibility have both been improved at Bond Street, which is one of central London's busiest stations with almost 40 million journeys made...
New images have been released revealing what Leeds station could look like following a £500 million improvement scheme. Released as part of the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan, the images bring to life the Leeds Station Board's ambitious plans to connect...
The British Transport Police's (BTP) chief constable has said that the force is using a 'disproportionate amount of time' chaperoning footballing fans around the country. In the last three football seasons, BTP has spent almost £16 million on policing the...

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