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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...

GWR comes to the aid of film producer after he loses Oscar award

An artificial leg, pets and a clarinet; some of the most unusual items that have been left onboard train services in the UK. Gareth Ellis-Unwin...

Great Yarmouth ticket office supervisor named Abellio’s Employee of the Year

A Greater Anglia ticket office supervisor has been awarded Abellio's 'Employee of the Year' accolade. Laura Englestone stood out from Abellio's 13,000-strong workforce for raising...

Getting ScotRail the projects it wants

Kirsty Watson has travelled all over Scotland to make things better for ScotRail’s staff and customers. Her role as a project manager in ScotRail’s...

What it was like riding the first London-Amsterdam Eurostar

Long Eaton to Amsterdam and back. Few - if any - can say they’ve travelled the return journey of at least 600 miles from...

Grand Central makes bid for new services

Open access operator Grand Central has started the consultation process to operate more services per day. If approved, Grand Central will operate six return services...

Inquiry launched into East Coast franchise failure

Serious questions are to be asked of Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), Network Rail and transport ministers over the failure of the East Coast...