Government stories

All the latest government, legislation and compliance news for the rail industry.

Government announces independent review into HS2 programme

21st August 2019

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (Wednesday 21 August 2019) published the terms of reference and timetable for an […]

New service to deliver urgent medicines and medical products into UK

16th August 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care is strengthening its Brexit preparations with a £25 million contract to set up […]

Rail Delivery Group responds to RPI figure which will set regulated rail fares for 2020

14th August 2019

Commenting on the release of July’s RPI figure which is used by governments to peg next January’s increase to regulated […]

West Coast marks new partnership model for rail

14th August 2019

First Trenitalia has today (14 August 2019) been announced as the successful bidder to operate the West Coast Partnership, set […]

Green light for HS2’s Euston ‘sugar cube’

9th August 2019

The first major structure to be built at Euston as part of HS2 received the green light last night, with […]

Levenmouth on track for rail investment

8th August 2019

The reopening of the link to Levenmouth and the rail network is to be taken forward to the next stage […]

New Greater Manchester Transport Committee meets for the first time

7th August 2019

The new Greater Manchester Transport Committee (GMTC) brings together the principal transport decision-making bodies – the ten GM Councils, the […]

‘Passenger first’ plan backed by the North’s leaders

2nd August 2019

A RAFT of measures to give the North of England greater scrutiny of the region’s railways have been backed by […]

Funding for CAM outline business case agreed by Combined Authority Board

2nd August 2019

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board has voted to approve £1.7 million funding to develop the CAM Metro Outline […]

Train tickets made easier as a million pieces of jargon are slashed

2nd August 2019

Changes being made by rail companies from next week will mean jargon has been slashed on tickets for over a […]

ORR’s new guidance to train companies means less able passengers will travel with more confidence

29th July 2019

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published new Accessible Travel Policy (ATP) guidance for train and station operators […]

Rail Minister visits zero-emission technology driving the future of railways

25th July 2019

Rail Minister Andrew Jones reiterated the Department for Transport’s commitment to cleaner and greener rail journeys today as he visited […]

New Amey design hub in Cardiff welcomed by Transport Minister

23rd July 2019

Leading infrastructure consultancy Amey has announced the opening of a new design hub in Cardiff, which it says will create […]

Railways can boost UK becoming net zero-carbon by 2050

22nd July 2019

Britain’s railways have a crucial role to play in helping the UK economy decarbonise by 2050, according to a new […]

Blake Jones Review into 2018 timetable disruption published

19th July 2019

The joint review of the Rail North Partnership (RNP), commissioned by Councillor Judith Blake and Rail Minister Andrew Jones in […]

Mayor launches ambitious vision for future of rail across the Sheffield City Region

18th July 2019

An ambitious new plan for the future of the Sheffield City Region’s rail network was launched today by Mayor Dan […]

“Government has to step back from the railway”

16th July 2019

The man tasked with working out how to improve railways in the UK says the current franchising model has had […]

Competition opens to create community facilities as Pacer trains retire from passenger service

13th July 2019

Community groups in the North can now submit their plans and ideas on how an old Pacer carriage could be […]

Report shows strong progress on diversity in transport apprenticeships

11th July 2019

A report published today (11 July 2019) shows that strong progress is being made by an industry-led taskforce in boosting […]

Nestrans submit bid for funding to investigate new station sites

9th July 2019

Nestrans have submitted a bid for funding to study the potential for new station sites in the south of Aberdeen. […]

£20 million fund marks one year on from the Inclusive Transport Strategy

8th July 2019

Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements with the opening of […]

Cllr Manisha Kaushik begins role as Transport Committee Deputy Chair

5th July 2019

The new Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee took up her role today. Members of the […]