Government stories

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

Engaging local communities across Worcestershire’s railway network

14th November 2019

Residents are being encouraged to get involved with their local railway through a new Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership (CRP). The […]

RFG sets out Election Priorities for Rail Freight

11th November 2019

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today set out its priorities for the new Government and called on all Party leaders […]

Far North Line Review Group delivers for passengers and freight

11th November 2019

Working collaboratively local stakeholders and the railway industry have developed an exciting programme of improvements to the Far North Line […]

Transport for the North pens open message to political parties to unleash the North’s potential

7th November 2019

Ahead of the start of the General Election 2019 campaigns, Transport for the North has penned a powerful open message […]

CAF meeting with Welsh First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport

22nd October 2019

Andrés Arizkorreta, CEO of CAF, recently met with Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford and Minister for Economy and Transport, Ken […]

Mike Brown MVO set to leave TfL

18th October 2019

Transport for London (TfL) today announced that London’s Transport Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, will be leaving the organisation to take […]

Rail network enhancement pipeline update is released

16th October 2019

Government has published an update on the £10.4 bn pipeline of planned enhancement projects, for both short and long-term projects. […]

UK to go further and faster to tackle climate change

15th October 2019

The government has today (15 October 2019) set out how it will go further and faster to tackle climate change, […]

Smart train tickets reach tipping point as paper tapers off

14th October 2019

More passengers than ever before are opting for smart tickets, tipping the balance away from paper. The days of rail […]

Queen’s Speech shows HS2 Phase 2 (West Mids-Crewe) is still on the agenda

14th October 2019

Document released alongside the Queen’s Speech today have revealed that the West Midlands to Crewe section of HS2 is still […]

£15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches

7th October 2019

Preliminary work to significantly improve the rail network on the approaches to Edinburgh Waverley Station has been approved by the […]

Free to attend rail industry Brexit-ready workshops announced by the Rail Alliance

2nd October 2019

The Rail Alliance, supported by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is running a series of free […]

Leading UK rail universities to benefit from Network Rail agreements

1st October 2019

The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) is delighted to announce that it is set to receive millions of […]

ORR proposes £26 million charges per year to keep HS1’s asset in good condition

1st October 2019

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today proposed that train operators using High Speed 1 (HS1) will pay […]

Study shows best approach for training managers in mental health

25th September 2019

A study commissioned by RSSB on behalf of the rail industry has found face-to-face and e-learning to be equally effective […]

Rail safety body voices concern over trains passing red signals

24th September 2019

The rail industry’s independent safety body RSSB has asked if enough is being done to reduce the risk of a […]

Pressure on rail network across the North highlights the need for new infrastructure

23rd September 2019

The experience of rail passengers in the North is today highlighted by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as it makes […]

Mayor James Palmer backs rapid delivery of Cambridgeshire Metro extension to Alconbury Weald to support growth ambition for the area

20th September 2019

Mayor James Palmer has said the extension of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) to Alconbury Weald, to be delivered ahead […]

8 firms signed up to freight procurement framework as DfT launches competition for Brexit capacity

20th September 2019

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced 8 firms have been successfully appointed to the freight procurement framework and will now […]

Grant Shapps: new ‘On Time’ statistics will stop masking whether trains are really on time

19th September 2019

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has welcomed a new measure of train performance as “a step in the right direction” to […]

Local business welcomes government support for critical rail scheme

16th September 2019

Businesses between Bedford and Cambridge were celebrating today, as Government declared their section of the East West Rail Project a […]

£194 million investment into railway stations in Wales

16th September 2019

Transport for Wales have announced the details of the £194 million investment plan to improve all 247 railway stations across […]