Government stories

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

Innovation challenge seeks tram driver safety invention

20th August 2018

An exciting open innovation challenge has been launched to create a device to detect when a tram driver might be […]

Improved access for Bradford Interchange complete

16th August 2018

Work to improve the main entrance of Bradford Interchange for the nine million people who use it to catch buses […]

Land sale paves the way for new rail station at Darlaston

15th August 2018

Plans to bring rail services back to Darlaston and Willenhall after an absence of more than half a century have […]

Local Rail Development Fund set to award grants of £681k

10th August 2018

Ten local communities will be the first to benefit from a new Scottish Government rail fund worth £2m. Successful applicants […]

Rail industry cuts jargon to ensure customers pay the right fare

10th August 2018

The rail industry is making language clearer for half a million routes this September as part of its plan to […]

Train firms and tech experts unite to revolutionise rail travel

9th August 2018

Train companies are to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop intelligent travel apps for the future, […]

Plans to bring hydrogen trains to the Tees Valley Region Take a Step Forward

9th August 2018

A major scheme to help transform Tees Valley into a UK-leading hydrogen powerhouse has been awarded £220,000. Under plans being […]

Public to have their say on the future of city centre transport

8th August 2018

Transport bosses and city council leaders are calling on the public to help them shape the future of transport in […]

£1million Boost For Teesport Rail Link

6th August 2018

Network Rail and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen have signed off a £1million investment to fund a study which will […]

Innovation award for rail barcode ticket programme

6th August 2018

A smarter ticketing programme for rail passengers has been recognised with an industry innovation award. The ongoing programme, led by […]

Historical objects unearthed during Metro extension work go on display at museum

6th August 2018

Historical artefacts uncovered during work to build the new Westside Metro are on public display at Birmingham Museum and Art […]

New research shows how rail stations can be managed better to avoid accidents

2nd August 2018

Small changes to the way rail stations are run could mean big improvements to safety for passengers, according to two […]

Driver route knowledge training

31st July 2018

​RSSB has produced a good practice guide to improve the effectiveness of route learning training. ​Route knowledge is the information […]

Post-traumatic stress disorder represents a real risk for rail staff

26th July 2018

Rail staff suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could be putting themselves at risk if their condition is not properly recognised […]

Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network

25th July 2018

New measures, backed by hundreds of million pounds, will help ensure all disabled people can travel confidently and easily. The […]

Transport for Wales to Open North Wales Business Unit

23rd July 2018

Located in Wrexham, the new unit will employ a total of 30 staff by 2019, with ten expected to be […]

Yorkshire apprentices will take leading role in UK’s railway future

23rd July 2018

Graduates of the National College for High Speed Rail in Yorkshire are set to play a leading role in designing, […]

Transport Secretary calls on UK Government to invest in Welsh rail

17th July 2018

Transport Secretary Ken Skates has cited slow speeds, manual Victorian signalling and level crossings bringing traffic to a standstill up […]

Resilience work on key south west rail route firmly on track, says Rail Minister

13th July 2018

Rail Minister Jo Johnson today (12 July 2018) re-affirmed the government’s commitment to improving the rail network for passengers in […]

Network Rail vegetation management: Chair appointment and terms of reference

13th July 2018

Rail Minister Jo Johnson has today (12 July 2018) announced the appointment of John Varley OBE TD to chair the review of Network […]

Better data and technology helping make railways safer for staff and passengers

13th July 2018

Smart use of data and technology is helping to protect and enhance Britain’s railways’ excellent safety record, according to rail […]

Northern Powerhouse Rail at centre of UK’s plans in first National Infrastructure Assessment

12th July 2018

In another step forward for Northern Powerhouse Rail, the network that will transform travel across the North of England has […]