Research stories

A new generation of passenger hubs: Design Council publishes report into future design of local railway stations

3rd July 2020

Design Council’s ThinkStation Summary Report, commissioned by Network Rail, provides a framework for the future design of local railway stations following a wide-reaching […]

High Speed Station Square: An alternative proposal for a fully integrated transport hub at Manchester Piccadilly

30th June 2020

Award winning architects Weston Williamson + Partners, together with engineering consultants Expedition have developed a proposal for a new and […]

Lab by Transport for Wales to showcase innovation and tech talent

26th June 2020

A pioneering scheme designed to support start-up businesses and stimulate growth in Wales is showcasing the best of innovation and […]

Train operators see delay compensation claims increase by nearly a fifth

26th June 2020

Statistics have been released by the Office of Rail and Road that reveal there were 6.3 million delay compensation claims […]

RSSB: Positive safety performance ahead of lockdown, but there’s still work to do

25th June 2020

Britain’s railways continue to hold a very positive safety record, but industry must continue to collaborate to tackle risks under […]

South Western Railway completes trial of new technology to help passengers breathe more easily

18th June 2020

South Western Railway has completed a revolutionary trial of new technology which successfully reduces harmful emissions from diesel trains by […]

£9.4m for 25 pioneering projects set to revolutionise British rail travel

17th June 2020

Automatic de-icing concrete on platforms and a rapid seat reservation-swapping service could soon make journeys easier by banishing slippery surfaces […]

Calls for HS2 rail link to run to Scotland – which would lead to journeys to London in just over 3 hours

10th June 2020

A new report published this week has called for the HS2 rail link to run to Scotland – a move […]

Findings of the Rail Supply Group coronavirus survey revealed

9th June 2020

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has revealed the findings of a survey set up to get the views of businesses […]

Exclusive data reveals passenger behaviour towards rail is shifting

5th June 2020

The number of rail journeys taken in Great Britain decreased by 51.0 million (11.4%) in 2019-20 Q4 compared with 2018-19 […]

New ORR stats reveal dramatic fall in rail passenger journeys following the coronavirus pandemic

4th June 2020

Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain saw a dramatic fall towards the end of the quarter ending in March of […]

Transport Decarbonisation Plan risks UK slipping behind EU on decarbonising freight

28th May 2020

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) is urging the Government to include a target for increasing rail freight use in the […]

Freight rail usage and performance 2019-20 Q4 stats

28th May 2020

The volume of rail freight moved in the UK dropped to 16.6 billion net tonne kilometres in the 2019-20 financial […]

Do you understand data? TVS does

28th May 2020

Do you understand data? Sounds an easy question to answer, but unless your data is comprehensively managed, then the answer […]

Travelling to work by train associated with reduced risk of early death

20th May 2020

People who walk, cycle and travel by train to work are at reduced risk of early death or illness compared […]

The case for a new railway station at Haxby – have your say

14th May 2020

City of York Council is asking residents and businesses to have their say on the Council’s plans for a new […]

The BCRRE Rail Alliance brings to you Destination Decarbonisation – second of its kind

13th May 2020

Following the success of the Infrastructure e-breakfast meeting yesterday, BCRRE Rail Alliance continues to deliver industry relevant, rail ONferences. If […]

RFG and Transform call for a National Low-Carbon Freight Network

11th May 2020

Transform Scotland, alongside Rail Freight Group (RFG), have published their joint proposal for a ‘National Low-Carbon Freight Network’ in response […]

Rail investment needed to again provide competitive journey times

7th May 2020

Transform Scotland has today published its proposal for a systemic enhancement to the inter-city rail infrastructure north of the Central Belt so […]

Reassure passengers that return to public transport will be safe, says watchdog

7th May 2020

Independent watchdog Transport Focus is calling for reassurances for passengers as three in five (62 per cent) say they wouldn’t feel […]