Government stories

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

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 […]

New Green Park Station Building Plans Approved

13th September 2019

A modern station building will form part of Reading’s new Green Park Railway Station after Council plans were given the […]

Newmarket sets out rail vision

13th September 2019

Calls for investment in rail infrastructure are being made by politicians and businesses in Newmarket. Last Friday, on 6 September, […]

Improving safety and security on railways: apply for contracts

12th September 2019

Network Rail is to invest up to £3 million in innovative projects that could help to improve efficiency and safety […]

PM urged to back £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail, as region’s rail revolution takes a leap forward

11th September 2019

£3.5 billion plan to revolutionise Midlands rail network, comprised of seven projects Up to 60 locations across the UK could […]

Scottish Government plans to decarbonise railways by 2035

9th September 2019

Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change and securing a positive future for generations to come are the focus of this […]

New events announced for public to have say on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s transport future

6th September 2019

Three new consultation events have been announced for members of the public to have their say on the future of […]

Draft Transport plan for the Commonwealth Games published

6th September 2019

A blueprint which sets out how the region’s transport network will be managed during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is […]

£172.5m Plans Approved for Green Transport to Boost Liverpool City Region Economy

6th September 2019

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved plans to invest £172 million in public and sustainable transport to drive inclusive […]

TfN responds to the Chancellors announcements in latest Spending Round.

5th September 2019

Barry White, Chief Executive for Transport for the North, said: “Increased spending on infrastructure is welcome news, as well as […]

A green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail is ‘critical to the long term success of the UK and all its parts’, says new campaign backed by business and political leaders

4th September 2019

Business and political leaders from the North have today joined together to launch Connecting Britain, a campaign to speak with […]

Statement regarding Rail Delivery Group CEO

4th September 2019

Earlier in the year Rail Delivery Group CEO Paul Plummer announced plans for his retirement. When doing so, he said […]

Judging panel for Transform a Pacer competition announced

2nd September 2019

Pete Waterman, famed record producer and rail enthusiast, is one of 5 judges announced today (2 September 2019) for the […]

£172m for Green Transport to Boost Liverpool City Region Economy

30th August 2019

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has published details of how it proposes to invest £172 million in public and sustainable […]

Two improvements to ensure passengers get a better deal on rail fares

29th August 2019

Passengers will benefit from simpler, cheaper fares and improvements to ticketing as part of changes introduced and announced today (29 […]

Major transport scheme to seek Government approval

28th August 2019

A nationally significant scheme to re-open the Portishead to Bristol railway line is set to be submitted to the Government […]

Global expertise sought for Leeds City Region mass transit system

27th August 2019

Ideas and experience from across the world are being sought for the development of a mass transit system for the […]

Rail investment in the north must be a priority – Lancaster City Council

23rd August 2019

A review of the HS2 rail project has been cautiously welcomed by Lancaster City Council, as it presses ahead with […]

Transport Secretary announces Local Rail Development Fund grants of £817k

23rd August 2019

Eight communities across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of the Local Rail Development Fund (LRDF) as confirmed […]

Government announces independent review into HS2 programme

21st August 2019

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (Wednesday 21 August 2019) published the terms of reference and timetable for an […]