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Engineering expertise highlighted in Northern’s train refurbishment

22nd January 2020

Northern has lifted the lid on the processes and engineering expertise required to transform its trains. The rail operator is […]

ScotRail launches new safety campaign

22nd January 2020

ScotRail has launched a new campaign encouraging people to stop and think about their own personal safety while travelling or […]

Youth support is vital to avoid skills crisis says new Prince’s Trust and GTR report

21st January 2020

Recruitment of young people is vital to avert a skills crisis across the UK, according to new research from The […]

Metro passengers make the switch to contactless payments

21st January 2020

Most Metro passengers now use contactless when paying for travel at ticket machines, operator Nexus revealed today. Passengers made more […]

Building begins on South Wales Metro Control Centre

20th January 2020

Transport for Wales reaches another key milestone as building work begins on their £100 million Metro Depot at Taff’s Well. […]

Merseyrail named most punctual rail operator in the country for second year running

20th January 2020

Merseyrail has been named as the most punctual rail operator in the country for the second year running – with […]

Southeastern makes two new senior appointments

19th January 2020

Southeastern has made two senior appointments to its Executive Board. Alicia Andrews has been appointed as Commercial Director, bringing a […]

ScotRail supports families in respite with free travel

17th January 2020

ScotRail has partnered with Whiteleys Retreat to help families across Scotland access much needed respite facilities. The train operator is […]

First of Greater Anglia’s new commuter trains arrives in Essex

16th January 2020

The first of Greater Anglia’s new Bombardier electric trains has now arrived in the region, ready to start a series […]

SWR reintroduces refurbished Class 442 trains

16th January 2020

South Western Railway customers are benefiting from the reintroduction of refurbished ‘Class 442’ trains. Four 10-car Class 442s have been […]

DB Cargo UK runs first trains into Washwood Heath for Tarmac

16th January 2020

DB Cargo UK has made its first delivery of aggregate to the site of a new state-of-the-art asphalt facility under […]

Grand Central unveils new customer lounge at Hartlepool station

16th January 2020

Train operator Grand Central has installed new waiting room facilities for passengers at Hartlepool station as part of a £2.6m […]

New Merseyrail train in UK and on the way to the city region

15th January 2020

One of the new trains for the Merseyrail network has left the factory in Switzerland and is now in the […]

Improvements at some of London’s busiest stations

15th January 2020

The latest figures released by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) reveal that London Waterloo remains Britain’s busiest station. […]

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

14th January 2020

Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director […]

Record investment delivers improved service on trains and at stations across Scotland

13th January 2020

Record investment across Scotland’s Railway, including £475 million on new and upgraded trains, is delivering a better service for customers, […]

Trainline launches SplitSave

13th January 2020

Today, Trainline, the leading independent train and coach travel platform, launches its latest money-saving feature, SplitSave. SplitSave gives customers access […]

Elizabeth line services through central London expected to commence in summer 2021

10th January 2020

Crossrail Ltd today issued its latest update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line and confirmed that it plans to […]

SWR completes £70m ‘Desiro’ refurbishment

10th January 2020

South Western Railway (SWR) is pleased to announce the final refurbished Desiro train has entered passenger service on one of […]

Brand new intercity trains now started passenger service

9th January 2020

One of Greater Anglia’s brand-new intercity trains has now entered passenger service between Norwich and London Liverpool Street. The brand […]

Plans to reopen Aldridge Station move a step closer

8th January 2020

Plans to open a new railway station at Aldridge have moved a step closer after a feasibility study confirmed the […]

ORR sets £25.9 million charges per year to keep High Speed 1 in good condition

8th January 2020

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today decided that train operators using the High Speed 1 rail line […]