Government stories

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

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 […]

New service to deliver urgent medicines and medical products into UK

16th August 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care is strengthening its Brexit preparations with a £25 million contract to set up […]

Rail Delivery Group responds to RPI figure which will set regulated rail fares for 2020

14th August 2019

Commenting on the release of July’s RPI figure which is used by governments to peg next January’s increase to regulated […]

West Coast marks new partnership model for rail

14th August 2019

First Trenitalia has today (14 August 2019) been announced as the successful bidder to operate the West Coast Partnership, set […]

Green light for HS2’s Euston ‘sugar cube’

9th August 2019

The first major structure to be built at Euston as part of HS2 received the green light last night, with […]

Levenmouth on track for rail investment

8th August 2019

The reopening of the link to Levenmouth and the rail network is to be taken forward to the next stage […]

New Greater Manchester Transport Committee meets for the first time

7th August 2019

The new Greater Manchester Transport Committee (GMTC) brings together the principal transport decision-making bodies – the ten GM Councils, the […]

‘Passenger first’ plan backed by the North’s leaders

2nd August 2019

A RAFT of measures to give the North of England greater scrutiny of the region’s railways have been backed by […]