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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...

Green Light for new Oxford – Marylebone Route

A new rail route between Oxford and London Marylebone via Bicester has finally been given the go ahead. The Secretary of State for Transport under...

Northern sees number of female applicants soar

Northern Rail is stepping up its driver recruitment and training programme by attracting more women to the job. Over the past year the number of...

Energy award for East Coast

East Coast has won an award for reducing energy use at its stations, depots and offices. The company has been awarded the Gold Carbon Saver...

Rail Vehicle Enhancements 2012

All train operators strive to improve their passenger experience. Comfortable and happy passengers are likely to travel again, and it is a major way...

War in the West

Most rail chiefs will tell you the most important people in a railway company are the staff. A company like Virgin Trains or First...

Formal proposal for RDG

The Rail Delivery Group will be given added powers and placed on a more formal footing as the government ramps up plans for closing...

Local energy for Earlestown

Railway staff and volunteers have been sprucing up historic Earlestown station in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. The clean-up is part of a community project aimed at improving...

East Coast went M.A.D

East Coast has adopted the Railway Children as its corporate charity of choice. The news comes shortly after East Coast took part in the international...