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New Managing Director joins South Western Railway – Mark Hopwood determined to transform services for passengers in 2020

6th January 2020

With over 30 years’ experience of managing rail businesses and delivering improvements for passengers, Mark Hopwood is confident that his […]

A decade of progress for Metrolink

3rd January 2020

It’s been a decade to remember for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network with unprecedented expansion leading to soaring popularity. In the […]

Greater Anglia bids to improve access at Suffolk rail stations

2nd January 2020

Greater Anglia has submitted bids for funding to help improve access at two Suffolk rail stations. The company put in […]

“Northern Rail could be stripped of franchise”

2nd January 2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told BBC Breakfast that there are plans to strip Northern Rail of its franchise and […]

GWR launches new timetable across Greater Bristol with changes to 75% of all trains

19th December 2019

The new December weekday train timetable for Bristol has been launched today, providing faster journey times, more seats and more […]

Howzat! 80 not out for Elstree & Borehamwood platform star

16th December 2019

An Elstree & Borehamwood platform star has hit 80 not-out, as he is honoured for his international cricket career and […]

Northern brings Christmas cheer to Holmes Chapel

16th December 2019

Northern is bringing Christmas cheer to its network with the re-naming of four stations. Barnsleigh, Blackpool North Pole, Hartleyule and […]

Boost along the East Coast as extra Azuma services begin

16th December 2019

In welcome news for people along the East Coast route, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is introducing additional services from […]

Northern supports displaced Bolton University students following blaze

13th December 2019

Displaced students, who have had to relocate from Bolton to Preston following a huge fire, are being provided with free […]

Southeastern confirms timetable changes for December 2019

12th December 2019

Shorter journey times on some Highspeed and Mainline services, with better connections at a number of key stations as well […]

Govia Thameslink Railway’s Great Sock Appeal collects over 4,000 socks

12th December 2019

More than 4,170 pairs of socks were donated at stations across the Govia Thameslink Railway network on Thursday 5th December, […]

See inside Grand Central’s stylish Adelante trains as £9m refurbishment programme completes

12th December 2019

Train operator Grand Central is delighted to announce that the refurbishment of its Adelante trains is now complete.  Thousands of […]

New trains arrive ahead of schedule for Yorkshire, East Midlands and Lincolnshire customers

11th December 2019

Northern has introduced the first two brand-new trains operating between Leeds, Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham – nearly one week ahead […]

So long, farewell, ScotRail’s Class 314 goodbye

11th December 2019

It’s the end of the line for ScotRail’s Class 314 fleet, as the train operator has confirmed it is withdrawing […]

GTR to fit life-saving defibrillators at stations across one of UK’s biggest rail networks

11th December 2019

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is transforming lives and communities by fitting life-saving automatic heart restarters (defibrillators) at stations across its […]

Thousands of fare-dodgers caught in joint Southeastern and British Transport Police operation in Medway

10th December 2019

A joint crackdown on fare evasion and criminal behaviour at Southeastern’s stations in the Medway towns has resulted in a […]

Highland Chieftain welcomes Azuma to the clan

10th December 2019

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the arrival of Azuma services on its Highland Chieftain route between Inverness and […]

New trains start passenger service on Ipswich-Lowestoft route

9th December 2019

Brand new longer trains with more seats entered passenger service on one of Greater Anglia’s fastest growing routes. Two of […]

New era for rail services on West Coast Main Line

9th December 2019

Avanti West Coast officially takes over the operation of long-distance train services on the West Coast Main Line today, heralding […]

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

6th December 2019

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

First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new intercity trains for Avanti West Coast

6th December 2019

First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on Sunday 8 December, has today (Friday 6 December) awarded […]

December timetable change: customers reminded to ‘check before you travel’

6th December 2019

Transport for Wales is reminding customers to check before they travel ahead of Wales’ biggest timetable change for a generation. […]