Government stories

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

A rail investigation summary from RSSB – December 2018

21st January 2019

This is a collation of some of the world’s railway formal inquiry reports. It includes a brief incident synopsis, along […]

Transport for the North announces new Strategy and Programme Director

17th January 2019

Transport for the North has announced Jeremy Bloom, a senior industry leader with 28 years of experience, as Strategy and […]

West Midlands rail revolution promised as new 30 year strategy approved

15th January 2019

A revolution in rail services across the West Midlands is outlined in a new 30 year investment strategy. The Rail […]

New RSSB chair: Barbara Moorhouse

15th January 2019

​Rail industry body RSSB has appointed Barbara Moorhouse as the new Chair of the board, with the appointment taking effect […]

Protecting passengers 24/7- an update from the British Transport Police

14th January 2019

The start to the New Year has been a particularly exceptional one for British Transport Police, facing both a terrorist […]

Rail Regulator publishes passenger delay compensation claims data

10th January 2019

Official statistics released for the first time today by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) show there were around […]

Grayling slashes rail fares for a generation of rail passengers

2nd January 2019

A brand new rail card that extends half-price child rail fares to 16 and 17 year olds has been announced […]

RSSB marks 30th anniversary of Clapham rail disaster

12th December 2018

The rail industry has today marked the 30th anniversary of the Clapham rail disaster with a special church service to remember […]

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 […]