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New map aids disabled passengers and informs others

A new Access Map has been introduced to guide disabled people, and others with mobility difficulty, of the facilities available at each...

A league of their own

Four amateur football teams are battling it out for the inaugural GTR Railway Football League title. Brighton Train Crews...

New home for old London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway uniforms

Shirts, dresses and ties that were once used by rail staff in the West Midlands are finding a new lease of life...

The Train Drivers Academy

In the months up until 2021, around 7,000 new vehicles are set to be introduced by train companies across the country. Drivers...

Stagecoach receives five-month extension for East Midlands franchise

With weeks to go until it was set to expire, the Department for Transport has extended Stagecoach's operation of the East Midlands...

RMT suspends Northern strike action after “major breakthrough”

Union RMT has suspended its ongoing programme of strike action at Northern over the retention and the role of the guard on...

New Caledonian Sleeper trains complete London test run

Sixteen of Caledonian Sleeper’s new carriages made their first trial run from Scotland to London Euston on January 22. Final stages of testing and approvals...

MTR teams up with experienced high-speed operator for West Coast bid

Spanish state-owned operator Renfe has partnered with MTR for its West Coast Partnership bid. The new West Coast Partnership is a franchise which will combine the...

How rail staff spread festive cheer this Christmas

From Edinburgh to London Bridge, members of the railway family helped to spread some cheer over the Christmas period with acts of kindness, special...

Branson exports Virgin Trains brand to US

A new brand has been added to the Virgin Group family with the launch of Virgin Trains USA. Last year Richard Branson visited Brightline, the...

From operational support to having a seat on the board

Long-serving Hull Trains employee Louise Mendham has been appointed as its new production director. She joined the open access operator 14 years ago as operational...

Guard agreement for new Merseyrail trains

A landmark deal has been struck between Merseyrail, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and RMT Union to have a second member of staff on board its...

Condor Ferries director embarks on new venture at Arriva Rail London

A former Condor Ferries director has swapped the English Channel for the English capital by joining Arriva Rail London (ARL). Alicia Andrews, who was most...

Young cancer sufferer fulfils dream to become a train driver

Staff at Great Western Railway (GWR) have helped make a young cancer sufferer's dreams come true by making him a train driver for a...

Industry veteran added to Hull Trains managerial team

Industry veteran Steve Pugh has become the latest appointment at open access operator Hull Trains. Steve, whose career began as a British Rail trainee driver...

Application successful to launch new Blackpool North-Euston service

Great North Western Railway (GNWR), owned by Arriva Trains subsidiary Alliance Rail Holdings (ARH), has successfully applied to operate new direct passenger services between Blackpool...

New starter to spearhead digital innovation at Hull Trains

Hull Trains has appointed a new head of digital to spearhead innovation and enhance its customer experience. Khalid Amin, who has more than 15 years' of...

Greater Anglia engineers begin ‘intense’ maintenance training for new trains

Groups of Greater Anglia systems technicians are being flown to Switzerland for an intense programme of maintenance training. The engineers will look after the operator's...