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Virgin Trains fully equipped with free Wi-Fi and entertainment

1st June 2019

Photo credit: Mark D Bailey / Shutterstock.com Virgin Trains customers will now be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi and greater access to its […]

New direct train service from Farnham to Guildford

31st May 2019

Jeremy Hunt MP joined SWR’s Managing Director Andy Mellors at Farnham station along with passengers to board the new half-hourly […]

Nine-month high for trains running on time

31st May 2019

More than 90 per cent of trains ran on time over the past four weeks, with the successful introduction of […]

Ground-breaking new app for deaf customers on Scotland’s Railway

30th May 2019

ScotRail has teamed up with InterpreterNow to introduce a new British Sign Language (BSL) app to Scotland’s Railway, a first […]

Merseyrail stops printing receipts for customers in pledge to reduce paper waste

29th May 2019

Merseyrail has announced that it will stop automatically printing receipts for customers in a bid to cut down on waste […]

Journeys soar on Virgin’s Blackpool route

29th May 2019

Virgin Trains has today revealed figures for record journeys taken on its Blackpool route one year after introducing electric Pendolino […]

All Aboard For West Midlands Metro’s 20th Birthday

28th May 2019

It’s party time for West Midlands Metro as the network celebrates its 20th birthday on Thursday (30 May). And, as […]

Veteran station master celebrates 70 years on the railway

23rd May 2019

Steam power to the high-performance Class 195…… the railway has undergone huge transformation since Russell Parsons began his career in […]

East Midlands Trains encourages passengers to explore scenic Community Rail lines as part of the ACoRP ‘Community Rail in the City’ day

23rd May 2019

East Midlands Trains hosted two Peregrine Falcons and helped to launch a children’s activity book as part of its celebrations […]

£1 million depot upgrades to improve customer satisfaction

23rd May 2019

ScotRail has installed new equipment at train depots to help improve customer satisfaction on Scotland’s railway. Upgraded Control Emission Toilet […]

New vision to revitalise South Kensington Tube station

23rd May 2019

Native Land and Transport for London (TfL) have unveiled their proposals to restore and improve South Kensington Tube station and […]

TPE improving Exstream for the deaf and hard of hearing

22nd May 2019

We’ve made some changes to our free onboard entertainment service making it more accessible for those who are deaf or […]

New London Overground electric trains enter service

22nd May 2019

Image (c) Transport for London New four-car Class 710 electric trains are now approved for passenger service on the Gospel […]

Aylesbury station officially reopens following refurbishment work

22nd May 2019

Aylesbury station was officially re-opened following several months of improvement work. The station has been modernised with a new open […]

First Norwich in 90 service marks start of faster journey times from East Anglia to London

21st May 2019

The fastest ever train service between Norwich and London has started today – cutting down the scheduled journey time to […]

Metro track replacement scheme is completed in Gateshead

21st May 2019

A major programme of track modernisation work on the Tyne and Wear Metro line that runs through Gateshead has been […]

Train services in Devon and Cornwall double

20th May 2019

Train services between Plymouth and Penzance are set to double as part of Great Western Railway’s new May timetable. To […]

New Rail Services launched between North Wales and Liverpool

20th May 2019

Starting today, Transport for Wales will be running hourly rail services between North Wales and Cheshire to Liverpool. Through the […]

Punctuality continues to improve on many Greater Anglia rail routes

17th May 2019

Punctuality across the Greater Anglia network has improved for a fifth consecutive month, with over nine out of ten trains […]

Community group launch rail safety book with c2c and British Transport Police

16th May 2019

Children from Southend community group Turning Tides joined Trenitalia-owned train operator c2c and British Transport Police (BTP) on Saturday to […]

Rail industry makes final preparations for summer timetable change

15th May 2019

Britain’s train companies are prioritising punctuality and reliability for passengers as they prepare to introduce the new summer timetable on […]

Eurostar provides 360° guide to help travellers with autism

15th May 2019

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, today launches a new 360° virtual guide to […]