Government stories

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

RSSB announces Board appointments

5th November 2018

Two new faces on the Board are set to help build RSSB’s momentum in becoming more customer and business focussed. […]

ORR approves £35bn plans to boost Britain’s railway reliability and timetabling

31st October 2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today set out its final determination on Network Rail’s £35bn plans (£31bn in England […]

Milestone for multibillion pound project as apprentices meet Minister for London

31st October 2018

Apprentices taking part in a scheme set to boost the economy in south west London met Minister for London Jo […]

Funding for the North’s transport infrastructure features in the Autumn Budget

30th October 2018

Funding earmarked to help deliver transport infrastructure in the North of England has been revealed as part of the Autumn […]

Tees Transport Fund hits £76million after budget boost

30th October 2018

A ground-breaking transport fund devolved to the Tees Valley has been given a £16.5million boost in yesterday’s Autumn Budget. Chancellor Philip […]

HS2 begins archaeology work exploring over 10,000 years of British history

29th October 2018

As part of HS2’s enabling works, over the next 2 years, more than 1,000 archaeologists, specialists, scientists and conservators from […]

Crossrail project given £350m additional funding from government

26th October 2018

Following the announcement of the delay to the planned opening of the Elizabeth Line, discussions between TfL and government are underway as to how […]

Rail companies announce that the 26-30 Railcard will go on sale nationwide

26th October 2018

Rail companies have together announced that over 4 million people will be eligible to take advantage of 1/3 off their […]

Rail can better measure its societal value thanks to new RSSB framework

25th October 2018

The rail industry’s social value can now be measured, thanks to a new framework developed by RSSB and partners. ​ RSSB, […]

Consultation launched over 30 year Rail Investment Strategy

23rd October 2018

A draft strategy to revolutionise rail services across the West Midlands over the next three decades has been unveiled. The […]

Northern Powerhouse Rail set to deliver decades of growth for the North

18th October 2018

Northern Powerhouse Rail is poised to deliver transformational change to the North boosting the economy and improving connectivity for millions […]

Automated design for a more efficient railway: apply for funding

18th October 2018

Figures show that around 1.7 billion passengers use the UK’s railways every year. This number has more than doubled in the […]

Transport Secretary gives seal of approval to multi-million pound Liverpool Lime Street upgrade

15th October 2018

Faster, more frequent and more reliable services will ensure better journeys for passengers, thanks to the completion of £140 million […]

New Wales and Borders Rail Service contract begins

15th October 2018

“The Wales and Borders Rail Service can be the best passenger rail service in the UK within the next 15 […]

HS2 launches public consultations on plans to extend the railway north

15th October 2018

Plans for the development of Britain’s new high speed railway between the Midlands and the North have moved a step […]

New high for private sector investment in Britain’s railway, official statistics show

12th October 2018

The regulator of Britain’s railway has published new figures today that show private sector investment in rail has increased to […]

Industry decarbonisation challenge funding now available

12th October 2018

As set out in the Rail Technical Strategy and following the Transport Minister’s challenge to see all diesel-only trains off […]

A new era for rail services from Transport for Wales is almost here

11th October 2018

The dawn of a new era for rail passengers in Wales and the Borders will begin on Sunday 14 October […]

Final spaces at RIA Annual Conference going fast

10th October 2018

The final spaces at the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Annual Conference are going quickly. The Conference on 22 October is […]

Midland Metro Alliance Development Director recognised for outstanding contribution to light rail industry

10th October 2018

Peter Adams, the Development Director for the Midland Metro Alliance and Transport for West Midlands, won a prestigious award for […]

Rail standards to stay – even in a “no-deal” Brexit

5th October 2018

The standards and protocols that help ensure the different companies across the railway work safely as a system will remain […]

Transport Secretary welcomes progress on East West Rail

5th October 2018

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling welcomed a milestone moment for East West Rail during a visit to Bicester today, (4 October […]