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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...

GTR appoints replacement CEO

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has moved quickly to replace outgoing chief executive Charles Horton, who resigned last month amid ongoing challenges to introduce the May...

LNER completes takeover from Virgin Trains East Coast

London North Eastern Railway (LNER), the Department for Transport's (DfT) operator of last resort, has taken over the InterCity East Coast franchise from Virgin Trains East...

Transforming the Wales and Borders franchise

New trains, investment in infrastructure and hundreds of additional staff have been promised in the new 15-year Wales and Borders franchise. KeolisAmey, the same partnership...

GWR launches ‘trainbow’ train to promote Pride

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livered intercity express train to promote Pride events across its network. The train company launched the special...

Bentham bids to become country’s first dementia-friendly community line

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...

Greater Anglia Class 317 carriages undergo £1 million refurbishment

Greater Anglia has announced the completion of a £1 million programme to refurbish the interiors of 72 Class 317 carriages. Working out of the Clacton-on-Sea...

Paul Plummer: rail franchising needs to change

Following a number of high-profile stories related to rail franchising, Paul Plummer, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, says that the way in which...

Some Great Northern services could be transferred to London Overground

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has previously indicated that the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise could be separated into two or more when the...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stadler’s £20m depot in Kirkdale

Work has begun on Stadler's new £20 million depot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Representatives from contractor BAM Nuttall were joined by those from the Swiss train...

RDG unveils plans for shake-up of train fares

Train tickets could be dramatically changed under plans for "root and branch" reforms unveiled by the trade body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). Today's range...

First train calls at new Kenilworth station

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...

MPs issue scathing attack on rail franchising system

The UK's rail franchising system has been described as "completely inadequate" and "broken" in a report by the Public Accounts Committee into the East...

Network Rail to build £46m train depot in Wigan

Network Rail has unveiled plans to adapt an existing freight yard to stable and maintain 24 electric and eight diesel trains in Wigan. The £46 million...

Work begins at Greater Anglia’s Crown Point depot in preparation for longer trains

Contractor Taylor Woodrow has started work at Greater Anglia's (GA) Crown Point depot in preparation for longer trains. A fleet of 58 Flirt trains are currently...

TransPennine Express’ first Mk5a coach begins testing in Velim

TransPennine Express’ (TPE) first Mk5a coach is on course to enter service towards the end of 2018 after the start of testing at the Velim Test...

New rules to protect rail passengers who have been unfairly fined

Passengers with a genuine reason for not having a valid ticket will now be able to challenge penalty fares under new rules announced by...