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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...

Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the new regulations during...

Welsh railways to receive up to £65 million to help keep services running

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £65 million over the next six months to ensure train services continue to...

Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff for keeping freight and critical workers moving...

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most recent role was president and chief...

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost has announced...

South East London lines to close for 9 days over the summer

Network Rail is giving passengers advance warning that the railway through Hither Green, in South East London, will be closed for nine days from...

Station staff keep passengers moving

As the lockdown slowly eases, and more people start to travel by train, social distancing will become more of a challenge, bot for passengers...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever built in...

HS2 seeks tenders for signalling and traffic management systems

HS2 has begun its procurement process to determine which specialist contractor will deliver the state-of-the-art signalling and control systems that will allow the UK...