Government stories

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

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 […]

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 […]