Train Operating Companies stories

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

‘Minor Works’ can make a major difference

8th August 2019

South Western Railway (SWR) is spending £335k over the course of the financial year to improve station accessibility for passengers […]

New information screens boost transport integration

8th August 2019

Tourists and commuters in Oban are now benefitting from improved customer information following the installations of new screens at the […]

Southeastern franchise extended to April 2020

7th August 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed a further extension to the current Southeastern franchise which will now run to […]

Greater Anglia and Network Rail make pledge to customers as good performance continues

7th August 2019

Greater Anglia and Network Rail have made a public commitment to passengers in the region to work together to ensure […]

Love train celebrates better connections for Northern customers

7th August 2019

To celebrate a much improved train service between Sheffield, Hull and Bridlington, which will connect people better than ever, Northern […]

Free travel on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line

6th August 2019

London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line is now exclusively operated by new four-car electric air-conditioned trains, doubling capacity, restoring […]

Teaming-up to help those living with dementia to ‘Try the Train’

6th August 2019

SWR’s Community Ambassadors teamed up East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP) to help members of Dementia Friendly Petersfield rekindle old […]

Eurostar invites travellers to ‘Press for champagne’

6th August 2019

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, today launches a ‘Press for champagne’ button to […]

Getting ready for the new trains – Next phase of Merseyrail network upgrade works announced

5th August 2019

The latest phase of upgrade works to get the Merseyrail network ready for new, state-of-the-art trains have been announced today, […]

Tram operator backs terminal illness charter

5th August 2019

The operator of Nottingham’s tram network has signed up to an initiative aimed at supporting employees facing terminal illness. Keolis […]

Improving service for customers on Scotland’s Railway

2nd August 2019

New figures released show that the service being delivered to customers on trains and at stations across Scotland’s Railway is […]

Northern helps launch UK’s first autism friendly railway

2nd August 2019

Northern has joined forces with Community Rail Lancashire and the National Autistic Society to develop the UK’s first autism friendly […]

Virgin Trains offers 100% digital tickets

1st August 2019

Virgin Trains has become the first train operator to offer 100 percent of its ticket types digitally. The new addition […]

Northern welcomes 10th new train

1st August 2019

Northern has welcomed its tenth brand new train into customer service. Operating on the Leeds to Doncaster route, the Class […]

Passengers given glimpse inside Hull Trains’ new £60m fleet as the firm reveals the first train is almost complete

1st August 2019

Passengers have been given a glimpse inside Hull Trains’ new £60m fleet for the first time, as the firm reveal […]

Abellio announces new Managing Director for East Midlands Railway and confirms senior management team

31st July 2019

East Midlands Railway Management Team • Management team announced for East Midlands Railway with headquarters in Derby • Julian Edwards, […]

New era starts for Greater Anglia as first brand new train rolls into service

31st July 2019

The first of Greater Anglia’s brand-new trains entered passenger service this morning – heralding the start of a new era […]

Abellio invests £400 million in new trains for East Midlands Railway

30th July 2019

Abellio UK, recently awarded the new eight-year East Midlands Railway (EMR) franchise by the Department for Transport, has today confirmed […]

ScotRail introduces first eight-carriage Class 385 trains

29th July 2019

ScotRail has taken another step forward in delivering for its customers by introducing the first eight-carriage Class 385 trains between […]

Skills Training Boost for Tram Recruitment

26th July 2019

An innovative training scheme has delivered a significant recruitment boost for the region’s expanding tram network. West Midlands Metro joined […]

Hull Trains proud to play its part in huge Pride event

26th July 2019

Tens of thousands of people joined the Pride in Hull celebrations, described as bigger, bolder and prouder than ever before. […]

Flying Banana charity rail tour raises £30k for charity

26th July 2019

The HST farewell railtour attracted hundreds of High Speed Train enthusiasts as it travelled around the GWR network. Operated by […]