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Hollingsworth heads Eurostar

Eurostar International has appointed Clare Hollingsworth as chairman. Clare will succeed Richard Brown who steps down at the end of June. Clare Hollingsworth joined the...

A flock of seagulls

Seagulls at Newcastle Central Station have ruffled a few feathers among motorists. Two seagulls built a nest in a vacant bay in the station’s car...

Longer trains for West Coast

More trains and direct services between Birmingham Airport and Glasgow will expand Anglo-Scottish services from december 2013. A comprehensive timetable overhaul will provide an extra...

Riding New Zealand’s TranzAlpine

Among the best ways of seeing New Zealand - a landscape made famous by the Lord of the Rings film - is by rail....

Baby on board

Railway staff are stepping up efforts to look after young mums onboard after a baby was born on a commuter service last month. Baby Phoebe...

Northern Ireland Railways: Europe’s untold success story

The success of Northern Ireland Railways is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Writes Tim Casterton Skirting the edge of Europe, the popular and scenic...

Forest Trans-Pennine

Underscoring the rail industry’s commitment to a green and clean future, First TransPennine Express has teamed up with the Forestry Commission to donate tens...

Skyfall takes the train

Stars, producers and writers of ‘Skyfall’, one of the most successful films in cinema history, met at London King’s Cross station to unveil East...

Ian Bullock to lead Arriva Trains Wales

Ian Bullock is the new managing director of Trenau Arriva Cymru. Ian, Customer Service Director at ATW since December 2003 replaces Tim Bell. The ATW...

McLoughlin restarts franchise programme

The DfT is to push ahead with a new franchising programme after digesting Richard Brown’s review – conducted in the wake of the West...

Wake up call

Luxury-class cabins, showers, televisions and gourmet dining are just some of the add-ons expected to be considered by bidders hoping to operate the Anglo-Scottish...

Passenger satisfaction soars

‘Passengers are saying the quality of rail services is improving,’ says Passenger Focus chief executive, Anthony Smith. ‘The combination of increased income from fares, government...

Final tickets please

Railways are a family affair for the Bellchambers. Both his sons work for Greater Anglia, John as an Operations Manager and David as a Train...

Swiss role for c2c

Top performer, c2c, has been named again as the most punctual train company in Britain over the past year. Results show that over the past...

Armitt to chair National Express

Sir John Armitt, the man who helped set up Network Rail and oversaw the hugely successful Olympic Delivery Authority will become the next chairman...

ScotRail takes on more apprentices

ScotRail has taken on a second tranche of recruits for its Modern Apprenticeship in Customer Service. The apprentices will study for an SVQ Level 2...

Laidlaw blames inadequate planning

Virgin Trains will continue to run West Coast rail services for the next 9 to 13 months, following a decision by transport secretary, Patrick...

Olympic kit reunion for Team GB swimmer

Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson has been reunited with his Olympic kit which he left on a train thanks to keen nosed detective work...