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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...

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...