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Scottish Government to provide emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

In response to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that it will provide up to £9 million of...

New hybrid locomotives arrive on the Snowdon Mountain Railway

The Snowdon Mountain Railway, which has been carrying visitors up the five-mile line from Llanberis to the top of the highest mountain in Wales...

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive sign agreement to develop battery trains

Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail and battery specialist Hyperdrive Innovation have got together to sign an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission...

Safer Travel Pledge helps protect passengers as train frequency increases

As trains start to run more frequently and the Covid-19 lockdown eases, rail companies have released information on the ways they are ensuring people...

Special train livery says Thank You to key workers

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livery for one of its inter-city express trains, paying tribute to key workers for their incredible...

Wimbledon depot gets its first Class 701 train

South Western Railway's (SWR) first Class 701 train has arrived at Wimbledon depot, marking a significant milestone in the £1 billion transformation of suburban...

Network Rail receives DfT funding to improve Peckham Rye station

Network Rail has received £1 million from the Department for Transport to develop designs for Peckham Rye station, to make it more accessible with...

£10 million towards solving rail capacity problems in Manchester

The government has announced £10 million of design and development funding so that Network Rail can start the next stage of work to unblock...

Passenger confidence will be key factor in future transport planning

Research undertaken by transport planning consultant Systra suggests that train travel could be very different in a post-Covid world. The current advice to avoid public...

Greens call for commitment to increased electrification and regional connectivity

In its response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) rail assessment commission for the North and Midlands, the Yorkshire and Humber Green Party has...

GBRf opens new freight route from Buxton to Crawley

Freight operator GB Railfreight (GBRf) has run the first train of a new service for global building materials supplier CEMEX from Dove Holes Quarry,...

New passenger services agreed between Walsall and Wolverhampton

The West Midlands Rail Executive has confirmed that there will be two trains an hour calling at Willenhall and Darlaston stations when the Walsall...

Cover up on trains

Face coverings on trains, as well as other forms of public transport, became mandatory on 15 June. To prepare passengers, all of the train operators...

Train operators kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria

As train services are set to increase around the country, a number of train operators are trying out new anti-virus agents to deep clean...

Work on HS2 tunnel launch site proceeds

As work on HS2 gathers pace, excavation of the launch site for the two 2,000 tonne tunnel-boring machines – currently being manufactured in Germany...

First Class 701 train for South Western Railway is delivered

South Western Railway’s first new Class 701 train has arrived on the network ahead of a full programme of testing, which begins next month. The...

Report promotes high-speed rail links to Scotland

As construction of the high-speed railway HS2 from London to Birmingham gets underway, the High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has called for HS2 to...

Upgraded Kidderminster station open for passengers

Kidderminster station reopened on Sunday 7 June with a new glass-fronted building that is twice the size of the old one. The station has also...