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Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

3rd July 2020

Rail operator West Midlands Trains is adding thousands of extra seats to its timetable from next week as demand for […]

Transport for Wales update for public transport users

3rd July 2020

Transport for Wales (TfW) is issuing a clear update to all public transport users following changes in advice from UK […]

Warning to trespassers as Severn Valley Railway prepares for reopening

3rd July 2020

The Severn Valley Railway has issued a new warning to would-be trespassers over the coming weeks as it prepares for […]

Ship to shore for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains

3rd July 2020

The first nine body shells that will become Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of Hitachi trains have landed in the […]

Closing Glasgow Subway ‘not an option on the table’

3rd July 2020

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s Chair, Councillor Martin Bartos says that closing Glasgow Subway is not an option on the table. […]

National Rail Passenger Survey results – three train operating companies significantly improve, while three significantly decline

2nd July 2020

Yorkshire-based train company Grand Central has been rated the passengers’ favourite in a national survey of rail users, enjoying an […]

Great Western Railway unveils special livery thanking key workers and celebrating diversity

2nd July 2020

Great Western Railway (GWR) today unveiled a special livery thanking key workers for their incredible efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Wimbledon depot welcomes first 701 train – marking a significant milestone in the £1bn transformation of suburban travel

2nd July 2020

South Western Railway’s (SWR) Wimbledon depot welcomed its first Class 701 train on Tuesday (June 30), marking a significant milestone […]

Improvement work to start at Ipswich station

1st July 2020

A new shop and upgraded toilet facilities are part of £3m of improvements planned for Ipswich railway station. Work is […]

Glasgow Subway to be closed for essential depot upgrade works

1st July 2020

The Subway is set to suspend all train services for the weekend of 4 and 5 July to allow essential […]

Guidance to help prepare industry to run domestic and cross-border rail operations from 1st January 2021

1st July 2020

The Department for Transport has released guidance to help prepare the rail industry to run domestic and cross-border rail operations […]

GB Railfreight announce deal with DB Cargo for Class 60 maintenance

1st July 2020

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with fellow rail freight company DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance […]

Light at end of lockdown tunnel as Grand Central offers tickets for summer return

1st July 2020

Train operator Grand Central has announced a ‘measured’ return to service following a four-month period of hibernation during the COVID-19 […]

Rail regulator proposes better way to claim compensation for delays

30th June 2020

Passengers will be able to claim compensation more easily when their train is delayed under a new licence condition proposed […]

Improvements being made to Broxbourne car park

30th June 2020

Work has started to create 300 new car parking spaces at a Hertfordshire railway station. Greater Anglia has leased an […]

Chiltern Railways increasing number of services from Monday 6 July

30th June 2020

Chiltern Railways will be strengthening their timetable from Monday 6th July to prepare for a gradual increase in passengers travelling […]

Bikeability team rallies to Southern Rail’s call to help NHS workers

30th June 2020

More than 40 abandoned bicycles have been renovated by Bikeability instructors for NHS workers in a scheme initiated by Southern […]

Prestigious National Charter Mark sees Community Rail organisation come of age

29th June 2020

Community Rail Norfolk, the parent organisation of the Bittern Line and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships operating across Norfolk and […]

ScotRail thanks customers as around 90% follow safety guidance

29th June 2020

ScotRail has thanked its customers for wearing face coverings while making essential journeys and following its five rules for safer […]

Most Greater Anglia services to operate again from Monday 6 July

29th June 2020

Greater Anglia is re-introducing most of its scheduled services from Monday 6 July – increasing the number of seats available […]