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Tyne and Wear Metro to close busiest lines for two weeks

Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to...

Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

The new Heathrow Express fleet of 12 refurbished Class 387 trains has now entered service, replacing the iconic Class 332 fleet which dates from...

Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece. Led...

Hull Trains to suspend services for a third time

Following news of the latest lockdown, Hull Trains is temporarily suspending all services from 00:01 Saturday 9 January 2021. This is the third time the...

Island Line says goodbye to its much-loved trains

The Island Line, the Isle of Wight’s railway, has been operated since 1989 by refurbished former London Underground trains, built originally in 1938. However, they...

Southeastern and Network Rail get food supplies to stranded lorry drivers

Southeastern and Network Rail staff worked late into the night on Christmas Eve to get food to lorry drivers who were stranded on the...

Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme. The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s...

Thameslink to be added to London’s Tube Map

London’s famous Tube Map, well known to passengers and tourists, is to show an additional line over the coming weeks. The map already shows lines...

Government to delay rail fares increase until March.

The Department for Transport has announced that the annual fare increase will be delayed until 1 March 2021, when regulated fares will then increase...

Longer trains double space for passengers on Great Northern Fen Line trains

Great Northern has introduced eight-car trains on the Fen Line, between Cambridge and King’s Lynn. To accommodate the longer trains, Network Rail, in a programme...

Hull Trains back on track for Christmas

Hull Trains will resume services from 3 December as the open access operator reintroduces a limited timetable in time for the Christmas period and...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020. Two of the new...

New tram arrives in Manchester

The first of 27 new trams being manufactured for Manchester Metrolink by Bombardier Transportation has arrived at the Queens Road depot after a 1,800km...

Park and ride expansion for Manchester Metrolink

Planning applications aimed at increasing the park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield tram stops on Manchester Metrolink have been approved by members...

Unknown Warrior centenary marked at London Victoria

London Victoria station is staging a pop-up exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the journey and burial of the Unknown Warrior, after national...

Train that passed signal at danger was travelling too fast

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued a report into an incident that took place on 26 March 2020, when a train passed...

Leicestershire bridge is ‘most bashed’ in Britain

The Watling Street bridge, on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, has the unenviable title of Britain’s most-bashed bridge after being struck 25 times in...

Lifts back in service at Tamworth station

The three lifts at Tamworth station are back in service after a major overhaul. An investment of nearly £675,000 saw each of the three...