Government stories

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

The 50 bids made to the second round of Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’

3rd July 2020

The Department for Transport has revealed the full list of the projects that have bid for a share of the […]

Guidance to help prepare industry to run domestic and cross-border rail operations from 1st January 2021

1st July 2020

The Department for Transport has released guidance to help prepare the rail industry to run domestic and cross-border rail operations […]

Network Rail to start next stage of works to unblock Manchester’s railways

30th June 2020

Network Rail will now rapidly start the next stage of work to unblock Manchester’s railways after it was given £10 […]

Prime Minister announcing plans to bring forward £5bn of capital investment projects – including work to unblock Manchester rail bottleneck

30th June 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (Tuesday 30th June) announce a “New Deal” which puts jobs and infrastructure at the […]

Demand from England and Wales to restore Beeching lines as deadline for proposals closes

30th June 2020

Fifty bids to build or reopen lines and stations closed during the Beeching cuts, with the potential to level up […]

Agreement with Vodafone to develop transport of the future

29th June 2020

Cars which find their own parking spaces and trams which report their own faults are just some of the futuristic […]

£15 million boost to bring better rail journeys to the North East

29th June 2020

Thousands of passengers in the North East of England are set to benefit from more frequent, reliable rail services and […]

Landmark deal leads to devolved transport powers and millions of pounds in new funding for South Yorkshire

29th June 2020

New powers and millions of pounds in new funding are coming to South Yorkshire this summer, as the region’s landmark […]

London Mayor sets out plan to deliver £500m savings

27th June 2020

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged to do everything possible to protect frontline emergency services as he set […]

LNER Direct Award on InterCity East Coast

26th June 2020

The Department for Transport has made a Direct Award to London North Eastern Railway to continue to operate intercity rail […]

Sir Peter Hendy to lead oversight board for HS2 London Euston work

25th June 2020

The chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, has been revealed as the lead for a new dedicated HS2 Euston […]

Transport Secretary reveals coronavirus pandemic could accelerate plans for different type of railway in the UK

24th June 2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says they are moving to a ‘different type of railway and different types of contracts’ when […]

Revised safeguarding directions for the whole of HS2’s phase 2a route

24th June 2020

The Department for Transport has revised safeguarding directions for the whole of HS2’s phase 2a route. The written statement to […]

Newhaven Marine station closure: outcome and summary of responses following consultation

24th June 2020

The Department for Transport says the closure of Newhaven Marine station will proceed and the closure proposal should be submitted […]

Transport for the North wins prestigious CIHT Transport Planning Award

23rd June 2020

Transport for the North has scooped a prestigious industry award after setting out a 30-year vision for investment in the […]

‘Rebuild and transform the North by fast tracking transport investment to support our economy’ Northern leaders tell Government

23rd June 2020

The North’s political and business leaders are today calling on the Government for rapid transport investment that will help rebuild […]

MPs concerns that Hull Trains will not make it through the coronavirus crisis without Government support

22nd June 2020

Conservative and Labour MPs representing Hull and the East Riding have written to the Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris calling for […]

Scotland’s Transport Minister on the need for personal and collective responsibility when travelling on public transport

22nd June 2020

The wearing of face coverings has now become mandatory on Scotland’s public transport. It comes as more lockdown restrictions are […]

Thousands of hours in delays to be saved as UK’s first mainline digital railway introduced

22nd June 2020

The East Coast Main Line is set to become Britain’s first mainline digital rail link with £350 million of new […]

Planning permission granted for new White Rose Railway Station in South Leeds

19th June 2020

Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for a new White Rose Railway Station to improve connectivity in the south […]