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iMechE calls for urgent action over harmful emissions

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...

Work begins on Ashford International’s high-speed upgrade

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...

Huge blaze leads to evacuation of Nottingham station

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...

Euston station to welcome the homeless for Christmas dinner

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...

Council produces £286m business case for Birmingham International station

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...

Carillion secures £11.6m Shotts line electrification contract

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...

Novel solution employed at Paddington station to tackle platform trip risk

Blue flashing lights have been installed on one of the platforms at London Paddington station to reduce the number of accidents caused by passengers...

Peak-time railcard for 16-18 year-olds to be trialled

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...

CrossCountry and BTP launch augmented-reality Christmas safety campaign

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...

Railway Mission appoints its youngest ever chaplain

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...

4G mobile coverage on the London Underground from 2019

Transport for London (TfL) is to launch a tender for a service provider to deliver 4G mobile coverage on the Tube from 2019 next...

Nexus to build Tyne & Wear Metro skills centre at site of former station

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...

ScotRail bans use of mosquito anti-loitering devices

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...

The Scottish railway station used by just three passengers a week has been saved

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...

Emergency services test their response to a major incident on the Tube

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,...

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...

New-look Bond Street station unveiled

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...

This is what Leeds station could look like after £500m revamp

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...