Train Operating Companies stories

All the latest train operating company news and freight operating company news.

Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast has introduced Welsh language announcements and information displays onboard its service to and from North Wales

25th September 2020

Avanti West Coast, with the support of the Welsh Language Commissioner, has introduced Welsh language announcements and information displays onboard its service to and from North Wales.

Chris Page

Rail industry leaders come together to discuss an action plan for attracting passengers back to trains

25th September 2020

Railfuture has brought together rail industry experts for a webinar discussing what needs to be done to attract passengers back to rail.


A new look station for Swanley thanks to £2.25 million

25th September 2020

The people of Swanley are set to benefit from a much improved railway station thanks to a £2.25m funding package.

Govia Thameslink Railway

Celebrations in store for Sussex railway depot

25th September 2020

Nestled away in the Arun district of West Sussex is a workplace home to hundreds of dedicated railway workers – and today marks the 25th anniversary of the site’s operations.


£166,000 investment transforms Meadowhall Interchange car park

25th September 2020

An investment of more than £160,000 has transformed the car park at Meadowhall Interchange.

Chiltern Railway

Chiltern Railways announces new Managing Director

25th September 2020

Chiltern Railways, the Arriva UK Trains company, has announced the appointment of Richard Allan as its new Managing Director. Chiltern, which has recently signed a new agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT), runs services between London Marylebone and the Midlands, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.


Restored zero mile post returns to York

24th September 2020

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to reveal the restored Zero Mile Post has returned to York Station.


Greener travel options for Haywards Heath thanks to a stations improvement programme from Govia Thameslink Railway

24th September 2020

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – the UK’s biggest rail franchise – has welcomed Mims Davies, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, to the newly opened EV charging hub at Haywards Heath station to encourage people back to rail with a greener way to travel to the station.

GB Railfreight

Tarmac on track with renewal of rail freight contracts

24th September 2020

Leading sustainable construction solutions company Tarmac has underlined its continued commitment to lowering the whole life carbon footprint of customer projects with the renewal of a number of five-year rail freight contracts.


Work begins on ScotRail’s Class 380 train ‘makeover’

24th September 2020

ScotRail has begun work to refurbish its fleet of Class 380 electric trains ahead of their 10-year anniversary later in the year.

GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight Announces Contract Renewal with Tarmac

23rd September 2020

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is delighted to announce Tarmac has renewed its contract for five years from January 2020 to 31 December 2025, for the transportation of aggregate materials. 

Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia works with the Carbon Trust towards an even greener future for rail in East Anglia

23rd September 2020

Travelling by rail is now even greener after figures revealed that Greater Anglia reduced its total carbon emissions by 11% overall last year.

Transport for Wales

78% complying with face coverings on trains in Wales

23rd September 2020

Transport for Wales statistics reveal that 78% of their rail customers are now complying and wearing face coverings on trains.

Track renewal work to affect train services this weekend

22nd September 2020

Rail track renewal work in the Bristol area will affect train services between Bristol and Bath this weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September).


RIA Annual Conference early bird ticket availability extended to 2nd October

22nd September 2020

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is extending from mid September to 2 October registration for Early Bird tickets to its Annual Conference, which takes place virtually on 4-6 November.

Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales continue with station improvements on Wrexham-Bidston line

22nd September 2020

Transport for Wales (TfW) is continuing to deliver their Station Improvement Vision on the Borderlands line between Wrexham and Bidston and moving forward with their plans to transform transport throughout the Wales and Borders network.


Rail Minister opens new cycling facility at Hull Paragon station

22nd September 2020

A brand-new secure cycle hub has been introduced at Hull Paragon Interchange, in a partnership between TransPennine Express (TPE) and the Department for Transport.

Network Rail

RAIB update on derailment and fire involving tanker train at Llangennech

21st September 2020

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released more details into its investigation into the derailment and fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech last month.

Rail Delivery Group

Labour conference warned that Britain’s on the precipice of a car-led recovery

21st September 2020

Britain stands on the precipice of a car-led recovery from the COVID pandemic a senior rail executive has warned.


Rail industry reaction to the biggest change in the industry for a quarter of a century

21st September 2020

The rail industry has reacted to the government’s announcement of its plans to keep the railway running for passengers and the end of the franchise system.