Government stories

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

£1.5m funding awarded to move freight from road to rail in Scotland

4th March 2020

The Scottish Government has allocated £1.49 million to Tarmac in a Freight Facilities Grant. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and […]

New London Overground trains enter service on routes into London Liverpool Street

3rd March 2020

Customers using London Overground routes from Cheshunt, Chingford and Enfield Town into London Liverpool Street began to benefit from a […]

Plans to open Black Country railway stations take another step forward

2nd March 2020

Planning applications for two railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line have been handed in, marking another milestone on […]

New MD will lead Northern under public ownership

2nd March 2020

Northern Trains Limited has announced that a new Managing Director will be at the helm of the company as it […]

Northern franchise enters new future

1st March 2020

The Government has taken over the running of services across the Northern network, marking a new start for the future […]

£20 million to connect communities across the country with new railway stations

28th February 2020

Towns and cities could see new stations constructed and disused links restored to their former glory, the Rail Minister has […]

Northern leaders call for urgent ‘Thameslink-level’ of commitment for top congestion hotspot

28th February 2020

As the Northern Rail franchise this weekend moves into new ownership, leaders from across the North of England have said […]

New HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson sets out determination to bring change to how the project is delivered

27th February 2020

The new minister for Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 has spoken of his vision for the major transformations. Andrew Stephenson […]

Department for Transport receives formal proposals for a major Yorkshire rail scheme which would deliver thousands of jobs

27th February 2020

Delivery of 33,000 jobs for the North takes a major step forward today as the Department for Transport receives formal […]

Increase in passenger journeys on Scotland’s railways

27th February 2020

The Scottish Transport Statistics publication shows an increase in rail passenger journeys. There were 97.8 million passenger journeys on ScotRail […]

Transport for Wales pledge support to Armed Forces

26th February 2020

Transport for Wales has pledged to support the Armed Forces Community by signing a commitment to honour the Armed Forces […]

Former Transport Secretary speaks of importance of rail fares reform for the good of Britain

26th February 2020

Sir Patrick McLoughlin says he wishes he’d have done more to grasp the nettle of fares reform whilst he was […]

Rail stations across Great Britain receive £20 million funding boost for accessibility improvements

26th February 2020

Disabled passengers across Great Britain are set to benefit from accessibility improvements at 124 stations thanks to a £20 million […]

Sheffield City Region Mayor urges new Chancellor to make good on election promises to the North

25th February 2020

Dan Jarvis MP, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, has called on the Government to deliver its promise to level […]

Plans to open up York Central unveiled

25th February 2020

City of York Council has unveiled proposals for the access routes which enable the York Central partnership to unlock the […]

Transport Secretary drives forward progress on accessibility as campaign launches to improve disabled passengers’ journeys

25th February 2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is today accelerating progress to make the UK a world leader for accessible travel as a […]

11-year high for railway passengers in Wales

24th February 2020

The railways in Wales has seen the largest year on year percentage increase in passengers for over a decade, with […]

Longer trains and more seats for passengers across the Midlands

24th February 2020

Thousands of passengers will benefit from improvements on CrossCountry trains including over 20,000 extra seats a week, thanks to a […]

Rail investment plan must deliver best deal for the North

21st February 2020

The Chief Executive at the Transport for the North says it’s positive news that the Government has made speeding up […]

Driver training is underway on the Trafford Park line marking another significant step towards the opening

21st February 2020

Classroom sessions using the Tram-Pro simulator software have been taking place, ahead of the opening of the £350 million line […]