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Tring station now more accessible for passengers

Tring station in Hertfordshire is now more accessible for passengers following a multi-million-pound transformation under the Access for All scheme.The upgrade includes new lifts,...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening it after...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035.Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled Transport Scotland’s ‘Rail Services Decarbonisation Action...

Greater Anglia’s new Stansted Express trains enter service

Greater Anglia has commenced services with two of its new Class 745 Stansted Express trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.The first train...

West Midlands to place climate change challenge at the heart of its updated transport plan

Transport for the West Midlands is set to update the region’s wide-ranging transport plan with a greater focus on meeting the challenge of climate...

South East seeks transport devolution

A partnership of local authorities and business leaders in the South East of England has submitted a bid for transport devolution to government.The proposal,...

Birmingham: University station redevelopment given go ahead

Birmingham’s £56 million University station redevelopment has now been confirmed after West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed the full business case.Approval means that work...

ScotRail’s HSTs set a good example by wearing face coverings

To help raise awareness about the mandatory wearing of face coverings on ScotRail trains and in stations, ScotRail has applied custom face covering vinyl...

New information screens for Thameslink passengers at St Pancras

Seven new passenger information screens at St Pancras, which can display 128 departures at one time, are now giving clearer, more comprehensive information at...

Tyne & Wear Metro secures additional government funding to prolong its maintenance programme

Tyne and Wear Metro has secured additional government funding to keep its programme of essential infrastructure renewal works going after March 2021.Nexus, the public...

Crossrail delayed yet again

Crossrail’s board has met to consider the latest update from its leadership team concerning the impact of COVID-19 on progress to complete the Elizabeth...

Government to invest £589 million in kickstarting rail upgrades across the North

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a £589 million kickstart for work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.He is also...

Alstom and Eversholt Rail to invest a further £1 million in hydrogen-powered trains

Hydrogen power on Britain’s railways has become one step closer as Eversholt Rail and Alstom have announced a further £1 million investment in the...

New rail freight service from Port of Southampton to Derby

Freight operator GB Railfreight has commenced a new Intermodal service from the rail terminal operated by Solent Stevedores at the Port of Southampton, to...

Transport Secretary updates Parliament on his review of TfL’s finances and structure

The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, has updated parliament on its plans for a review of Transport for London’s...

New entrance/exit at Paddington station

A new entrance at London Paddington station will improve the flow of passengers, reduce travelling time through the station and help maintain social distancing.The...

Bus and rail networks must work together, report states

A new report by Greengauge 21 - ‘Cities, Coronavirus and Public Transport’ - examines the impact of Coronavirus on cities and public transport. It...

Churnet Valley Railway to reopen on 1 August

The heritage Churnet Valley Railway has announced that it will reopen on 1 August 2020 with a post-Lockdown steam-hauled train timetable, refurbished coaches and,...