Government stories

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

Strong performance for West Yorkshire’s new rail stations

11th December 2018

New figures from the Office of Road and Rail show the strong performance of West Yorkshire’s new rail stations. Significant […]

New financing agreement confirmed for Crossrail project

10th December 2018

The Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority (GLA), and Transport for London (TfL) have today [Monday 10th December] confirmed […]

Details on Rail Sector Deal released

6th December 2018

The details of a Rail Sector Deal between the industry and the Government has been released today (Thursday 6th December). […]

DfT makes statement on the May 2018 timetable disruption

4th December 2018

DELIVERED ON 4TH DECEMBER 2018 BY THE RT HON CHRIS GRAYLING MP I wish to inform the House that the […]

Rail fares for 2019 published – fares held down below inflation for a second year in a row

3rd December 2018

Train companies have confirmed that rail fares will go up on average by 3.1% next year, lower than July’s RPI […]

RSSB wins grant to help people manage health conditions at work

30th November 2018

RSSB is one of the winners of a Department for Work and Pensions grant to help people manage their health […]

New Rail Ombudsman launches

26th November 2018

Today, (26thNovember 2018) a new impartial and independent Ombudsman for the railway is launching to further enhance theindustry’s customer complaints […]

Railways aim to be better prepared for winter

26th November 2018

Experience of recent winters has revealed opportunities for rail companies to improve the way they work together in order to […]

Smart on Rail launched by Transport for the North

22nd November 2018

Transport for the North, working in partnership with Northern and TransPennine Express, will this week launch the first stage of […]

RFG sets out tests for successful railway reform

22nd November 2018

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that […]

An ode to Mansfield… by Andy Castledine

22nd November 2018

Riding on the rail network recently, I passed through a number of places that were decimated by the closure of […]

ORR reviews rail compensation claims companies

20th November 2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today launched a market review into the role played by Delay Repay claims companies […]

Innovative projects for improving operational performance set for funding

20th November 2018

RSSB is delighted to announce four of the winners of its Train Operator Competition to find innovative solutions for improving […]

HS2 kicks off hunt for Birmingham Curzon Street construction teams

19th November 2018

The arrival of HS2 in 2026 is expected to help transform the city centre and unlock up to 36,000 jobs […]

Helping innovators get more familiar with rolling stock

19th November 2018

Rail experts have warned that innovations designed to improve rail transport could be doomed to fail because of a lack […]

Crossrail…a view from Christian Wolmar

15th November 2018

Probably the only thing that the departed rail minister, Jo Johnson, will be remembered for is the fact that he […]

RFG elects Ken Russell as new Chair

15th November 2018

The Board of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has announced that Ken Russell has been elected as its new Chair […]

ORR consults on wide-ranging proposals to make the railway more accessible for all

14th November 2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published proposals significantly revising guidance for train and station operators to […]

Cheshire East Council spearheads key HS2 action plan

12th November 2018

Cheshire East Council is spearheading an action plan to maximise the potential benefits of an enhanced HS2 hub station at […]

Commission Chair welcomes West Yorkshire’s focus on improving infrastructure

12th November 2018

Following the publication by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) of its first National Infrastructure Assessment, NIC Chair Sir John Armitt […]

Rail companies unveil support for British service personnel and volunteers as the nation marks Armistice centenary

7th November 2018

Together the rail industry is remembering all those fallen and affected by war by supporting remembrance acts across the country, […]

Rail events in Stratford and Nuneaton put Rail Tech and Supply Chain in the Spotlight

6th November 2018

Coventry & Warwickshire’s booming rail sector will be profiled at two events hosted by Warwickshire County Council at Nuneaton and […]