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Bombardier confirms three-year services contract for new East Midlands Railway franchise in the UK

21st August 2019

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has signed a new Train Services Agreement (TSA) with Abellio and […]

Northern launches all-new fleet for Lakes Line

21st August 2019

Every Northern service to and from Windermere is now operated by brand new trains. Cumbria was the first region in […]

First new Greater Anglia trains for Norwich to Cambridge line

20th August 2019

Greater Anglia’s brand-new trains are now in passenger service on the Norwich to Cambridge line. The first new train in […]

Deadline for £5.3m community fund fast approaching

20th August 2019

Organisations are encouraged to apply for South Western Railway’s (SWR) £5.3m Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) as the deadline […]

Public to have their say on designs for new University station

20th August 2019

Rail passengers and residents are being offered the chance to have their say and help shape the final design of […]

Hull Trains drivers ready for next stage of training ahead of the new fleet arrival

20th August 2019

A landmark moment for Hull Trains’ drivers has been marked as the first drivers enter the next stage of training […]

Hundreds of ticketless travellers given penalty fares at Birmingham New Street

19th August 2019

Hundreds of ticketless train travellers using Birmingham New Street station were issued with penalty fares during a cross-industry clampdown. The […]

“New Era” for rail services on East Midlands Railway

19th August 2019

Today, Abellio starts operating the East Midlands Railway for the next eight years which will bring a package of more […]

Metrolink customers take to contactless as trips top 170k

19th August 2019

More than 170k journeys were made using Metrolink’s new contactless payment system in the four weeks since it launched (Monday […]

Gatley named as “Smartest” town in the North

19th August 2019

Think you’re “Smart”? If you live in Gatley then rail operator Northern agrees, following research that found residents there are […]

SWR celebrates community rail success

16th August 2019

South Western Railway (SWR) and five of its Community Rail Partnerships have been shortlisted in the hotly-contested Community Rail Awards. […]

Northern introduces more new trains for Liverpool City Region… and beyond

15th August 2019

Northern has announced the introduction of more new trains for Liverpool City Region. All weekday services between Liverpool and Manchester […]

Greater Anglia saves commuters time with clever app upgrade

15th August 2019

Greater Anglia has cut down the time it takes for commuters to buy a season ticket with the launch of […]

Chiltern Railways named best train operator for customers in London and the South-East

15th August 2019

The Rail Reputation Index has revealed that Chiltern Railways is the UK rail brand with the strongest reputation in London […]

TfW welcomes 16-17 Saver railcard

15th August 2019

Transport for Wales welcomes the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement of the launch of the 16-17 Saver railcard from […]

Virgin Trains promises ‘seamless handover’ to First Trenitalia

14th August 2019

Virgin Trains has today (Wednesday 14 August) issued the following statement in response to the news the West Coast Partnership […]

Rail Delivery Group responds to RPI figure which will set regulated rail fares for 2020

14th August 2019

Commenting on the release of July’s RPI figure which is used by governments to peg next January’s increase to regulated […]

Train honour for Watford Junction legend Vic Hall

13th August 2019

A railwayman who has been helping passengers in Watford for more than 50 years had a train named in his […]

New Changing Places facility opens at Dundee

13th August 2019

A new Changing Places facility has opened at Dundee railway station. Changing Places toilets are much bigger than traditional accessible […]

Northern retires first Pacer train

13th August 2019

The first of Northern’s Pacer trains to retire made its final journey today after travelling more than 3 million miles […]

Specialist helps to make Greater Anglia’s new “game-changing” trains

12th August 2019

The first of Greater Anglia’s brand-new trains have now entered service, with much improved accessibility features – thanks partly to […]

New £50k fund for community projects now open for applications

12th August 2019

TransPennine Express has now launched its Transform grant scheme with £50k of funding available for community and environmental projects. As […]