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Northern supports displaced Bolton University students following blaze

13th December 2019

Displaced students, who have had to relocate from Bolton to Preston following a huge fire, are being provided with free […]

Southeastern confirms timetable changes for December 2019

12th December 2019

Shorter journey times on some Highspeed and Mainline services, with better connections at a number of key stations as well […]

Govia Thameslink Railway’s Great Sock Appeal collects over 4,000 socks

12th December 2019

More than 4,170 pairs of socks were donated at stations across the Govia Thameslink Railway network on Thursday 5th December, […]

See inside Grand Central’s stylish Adelante trains as £9m refurbishment programme completes

12th December 2019

Train operator Grand Central is delighted to announce that the refurbishment of its Adelante trains is now complete.  Thousands of […]

New trains arrive ahead of schedule for Yorkshire, East Midlands and Lincolnshire customers

11th December 2019

Northern has introduced the first two brand-new trains operating between Leeds, Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham – nearly one week ahead […]

So long, farewell, ScotRail’s Class 314 goodbye

11th December 2019

It’s the end of the line for ScotRail’s Class 314 fleet, as the train operator has confirmed it is withdrawing […]

GTR to fit life-saving defibrillators at stations across one of UK’s biggest rail networks

11th December 2019

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is transforming lives and communities by fitting life-saving automatic heart restarters (defibrillators) at stations across its […]

Thousands of fare-dodgers caught in joint Southeastern and British Transport Police operation in Medway

10th December 2019

A joint crackdown on fare evasion and criminal behaviour at Southeastern’s stations in the Medway towns has resulted in a […]

Highland Chieftain welcomes Azuma to the clan

10th December 2019

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the arrival of Azuma services on its Highland Chieftain route between Inverness and […]

New trains start passenger service on Ipswich-Lowestoft route

9th December 2019

Brand new longer trains with more seats entered passenger service on one of Greater Anglia’s fastest growing routes. Two of […]

New era for rail services on West Coast Main Line

9th December 2019

Avanti West Coast officially takes over the operation of long-distance train services on the West Coast Main Line today, heralding […]

GWR names Intercity Express Train after first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons

6th December 2019

GWR (Great Western Railway) today named one of its new Intercity Express Trains after Nancy Astor, the first woman to […]

First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new intercity trains for Avanti West Coast

6th December 2019

First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on Sunday 8 December, has today (Friday 6 December) awarded […]

December timetable change: customers reminded to ‘check before you travel’

6th December 2019

Transport for Wales is reminding customers to check before they travel ahead of Wales’ biggest timetable change for a generation. […]

​Surprise award for dedicated Southern rail maintenance man Dave

6th December 2019

A Southern rail maintenance worker was left speechless after receiving a surprise award for always being on hand to help […]

Christmas arrives at Merseyrail with calendar of festive activities across the network

6th December 2019

The festivities have well and truly begun on Merseyrail, a 50/50 Joint Venture between Serco and Abellio,  with Father Christmas […]

New Northern trains for Lincoln and East Midlands

5th December 2019

Northern has announced the introduction of brand-new trains to serve Lincoln, Gainsborough, Worksop and Nottingham. From Sunday 15 December more […]

Virgin Trains becomes first train operator to trial onboard 5G Wi-Fi

5th December 2019

Virgin Trains has taken a step closer towards offering rail customers across the UK unrivalled onboard broadband speeds by trialling […]

Timetable improvements boost for ScotRail customers

4th December 2019

ScotRail will deliver a boost for customers throughout the country, with more seats, more services, and a brand-new station as […]

Harrogate to welcome new LNER Azuma services

4th December 2019

LNER is proud to announce the introduction of new Azuma services between Harrogate and London King’s Cross. The Yorkshire spa […]

Extra early morning services to be introduced on the Gospel Oak to Barking route

4th December 2019

Two extra early morning services will be introduced on the Gospel Oak to Barking route from Monday 16 December to […]

First Pacers leave Northern

3rd December 2019

Northern has said a permanent goodbye to the first three Pacers to leave the network for good. Three Pacers have […]