Train Operating Companies stories

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

TfL Rail will operate services to Reading from 15 December

3rd December 2019

From Sunday 15 December current Great Western Railway (GWR) stopping services between London Paddington and Reading will be operated by […]

Wensleydale Flyer Receives Funding Boost Thanks To TPE

3rd December 2019

Communities across North Yorkshire are benefitting from better Sunday connectivity thanks to TransPennine Express (TPE), as the rail company has […]

New rail timetable to benefit passengers in Birmingham

2nd December 2019

Passengers in Birmingham will benefit from a more reliable rail service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into […]

Rail Delivery Group responds to rail fare proposals

2nd December 2019

The Rail Delivery Group has responded to Labour’s plans to slash rail fares by 33% and simplify ticket prices for […]

Appointment of First Rail Managing Director, Non-Franchised Businesses

29th November 2019

Andy Mellors is to take up the position of Managing Director, Non-Franchised Businesses within FirstGroup’s Rail division. As part of […]

Pay as you go with contactless arrives at three Hertfordshire stations

29th November 2019

Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Welham Green are the latest Govia Thameslink Railway stations to welcome the convenience of pay […]

New help points at rail stations provide advice and additional security

29th November 2019

Greater Anglia is installing new help points at every rail station across its network, offering passengers better access to train […]

Thameslink gives passengers new cross-London Saturday services in winter timetable

28th November 2019

Thameslink is introducing two additional through-London services every hour between Peterborough and Horsham on Saturdays, from 21 December. These will […]

Virgin Trains helps 30 people out of homelessness and into work through coffee partnership

28th November 2019

A partnership between Virgin Trains and a social enterprise has helped 30 people who have experienced homelessness into work as […]

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

28th November 2019

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

New name unveiled for new partnership railway

27th November 2019

Avanti West Coast will be the name of the new InterCity West Coast rail franchise, FirstGroup and Trenitalia, the new […]

New trains start passenger service on Ipswich-Cambridge route

27th November 2019

Brand new longer trains with more seats have entered passenger service on Greater Anglia’s busiest regional route. One of the […]

Transport for Wales launches Sustainable Development Plan

27th November 2019

Transport for Wales have published their Sustainable Development Plan, revealing their ambitious sustainability targets and the actions they will take […]

Eurostar celebrates 25 years with new environmental commitments

27th November 2019

Since its earliest days, Eurostar, the cross channel high speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, has championed […]

Merseyrail hosts first ever ‘train workout class’ with Merseyside Sport Partnership

27th November 2019

Merseyrail passengers enjoyed a journey with a twist this week as they took part in the first ever train workout […]

Azuma arrives for LNER Aberdeen services

26th November 2019

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the arrival of Azuma services on the East Coast route between Aberdeen and London […]

FirstGroup and Trenitalia Announce New Managing Directors For West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

26th November 2019

FirstGroup and Trenitalia, the transport companies that will jointly take over the running of the West Coast Partnership on 8 […]

TransPennine Express launches new Nova Fleet of trains to significantly increase capacity for customers across the North of England and Scotland

25th November 2019

FirstGroup franchise TransPennine Express has launched its new ‘Nova’ fleet of trains at events at York station today (Monday 25 […]

Nexus appoints Martin Kearney as its new Chief Operating Officer

25th November 2019

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, […]

Special send-off for one of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers

25th November 2019

One of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers was given a special send-off after 51 years in the cab. Charlie Arnold, 69, […]

Extra help for passengers during disruption thanks to CATs

25th November 2019

Greater Anglia is training up office staff to help customers when stations are busy due to big events or disruption. […]

NYMR is building bridges for the future

22nd November 2019

Work has now begun on North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) landmark Bridge 27. These works are the first in a […]