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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...

New rail ombudsman to handle passenger complaints

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) will soon require all train operators to sign up to a mandatory rail ombudsman scheme. Expected to be...

Heathrow Express flying high

Heathrow Express comes into its 20th year off the back of a strong 2017. Record passenger numbers and increasing customer satisfaction would suggest that...

Richard Branson returns fire over so-called bailout of Virgin Trains East Coast franchise

Virgin Trains founder Richard Branson has defended the so-called government bailout of its East Coast franchise. Critics, including former Labour transport secretary Lord Andrew Adonis,...

HST train cab struck by tree in Plymouth

Mark Hopwood, Great Western Railway’s managing director, took to LinkedIn to deliver a cautionary new year message after the cab of one of the...