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Northern Line trains on track for Nine Elms

14th June 2019

Wandsworth Council has welcomed news that the Northern Line Extension has passed a major milestone after an engineering train successfully […]

Hull Trains releases new images of its new trains and confirms the fleet is on schedule for passenger use this year

14th June 2019

Hull Trains has released new images which show the incredible production of its new £60m fleet. It comes as the […]

12 young people thrilled to land jobs at Govia Thameslink Railway

13th June 2019

Emotions ran high as 12 young people were offered jobs by Govia Thameslink Railway after successfully completing a four-week work […]

Southeastern extension confirmed

13th June 2019

An extension to the current Southeastern franchise has been agreed following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport […]

New Intercity Express Train breaks speed record

12th June 2019

Photo credit: GWR To mark the 175th anniversary of the opening of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, GWR has […]

Steam engine rolls into Moor Street Station to launch new Vintage Trains partnership

12th June 2019

Historic steam engines are set to play a greater role in the region’s rail network following the signing of a […]

Train trumps car in Edinburgh to Glasgow challenge

11th June 2019

ScotRail’s new 42-minute Edinburgh-Glasgow service was put to the test in a challenge against a Lamborghini to travel from city […]

Eurostar introduces third direct daily service from London to the Netherlands

11th June 2019

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching a third direct daily service from […]

New train services make it easier for passengers using London Southend Airport

11th June 2019

Greater Anglia and London Southend Airport are delighted to announce a new agreement that will see extra train services, allowing […]

Virgin Trains to launch UK’s most advanced and customer-focussed train service

11th June 2019

Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most advanced, and customer-focussed, train service. The ‘open […]

Merseyrail celebrates award win and shortlist success

7th June 2019

Merseyrail has been shortlisted three times at the National Rail Awards 2019, including the coveted Passenger Operator of the Year […]

On track for success! First batch of new Transport for Wales drivers pass with flying colours

7th June 2019

The first cohort of newly trained drivers under Transport for Wales say they are excited to be joining the start […]

Thameslink finishes station bang on time

6th June 2019

Thameslink has finished the £1.5m extension of Elstree & Borehamwood station, right on schedule. Contractors HA Marks have left site […]

A boost for Community Rail in the Heart of England

6th June 2019

West Midlands Railway is playing a key role in an exciting new partnership to support and promote community engagement at […]

Rail passenger trust: new report highlights need for reform

6th June 2019

New analysis from the independent watchdog Transport Focus highlights which train operators scored best and worst for levels of public […]

Real-time train running information for Scotland’s rural railway

5th June 2019

Rural railway stations across Scotland have been fitted with new customer information screens (CIS), as part of a £675,000 investment. […]

South Western Railway celebrates World Environment Day 2019

5th June 2019

South Western Railway (SWR) today (5 June 2019) celebrates the United Nations World Environment Day 2019 by highlighting how it’s […]

Massive station redevelopment gets underway

5th June 2019

Preparatory work for the multimillion pound regeneration of Taunton Station has got underway with the establishment of a site compound, […]

Revealed: The 39 community projects across the GWR network to share over £800,000 funding

4th June 2019

A scheme to use a rail station garden to grow food for the homeless is just one of 39 to […]

Refurbishment works to start at Upminster and Chafford Hundred stations

4th June 2019

c2c will be starting an upgrade of Upminster and Chafford Hundred stations planned to commence this month. At Upminster, the […]

Transport for Wales appoint new Non-Executive Director

3rd June 2019

Transport for Wales have appointed Alun Bowen as Non-Executive Director and Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee. An experienced […]

Virgin price-guarantee app to cut £1bn from rail fares

3rd June 2019

Rail passengers will save around a billion pounds in fares thanks to a price-guarantee app being developed by Virgin Trains. […]