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Alliance Rail Holdings announces new appointments to the development team

Alliance Rail Holdings was founded in 2009 and is seeking to introduce new rail services through its subsidiary companies, Great North Western Railway (GNWR), and Great North Eastern Railway (GNER), on the West Coast and East Coast Main Lines...

£13m Investment programme in customer facilities at key Essex stations

National Express train companies National Express East Anglia (NXEA) and c2c are working in partnership with Network Rail to improve customer facilities at seven Essex rail stations with funding from the Department for Transport’s National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP). The...

Day Out With ThomasTM at MOSI

All aboard for the best party ever! Thomas the Tank Engine is chugging into MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), Liverpool Road, Manchester, for the first time ever for a Day Out With ThomasTM from Thursday 2 September to...

Mechan exceeds export expectations

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is on target to double its export turnover this year. In the last month alone, the Sheffield-based manufacturer has taken orders from as far afield as France, Taiwan and New Zealand, worth in excess of...

Brits do like to be beside the seaside with First Great Western

Seven First Great Western routes have been named in a report of the top 10 branchlines to see the most significant passenger growth over the past year. All six lines to seaside resorts in Devon and Cornwall as well as...

Yakunin opens first section of new combined road in Sochi

The first section of the “Adler – Alpika-Service” combined railway and highway was officially opened today in Adler. As noted at the opening ceremony by Vladimir Yakunin, president of JSC Russian Railways, the company put this first phase of...

Tube staff deliver solid vote for action in fight over jobs and safety

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that members across London Underground have delivered a rock solid mandate for strike action and action short of a strike in a fight over planned cuts to safety-critical jobs that the...

Gair is Northern’s Star

A station supervisor who drove stranded tourists ten miles through fog to their hotel on his day off has won Northern Rail’s first customer service award. Gair Urwin from Alnmouth for Alnwick Station in Northumberland was crowned ‘Northern Star of...

Merseyrail tops July’s train performance league

Train operator Merseyrail, which runs commuter services in and around Liverpool, tops the train performance league this month with 96.2% of services on time in July, narrowly beating South West Trains (95.9%) and Arriva Train Wales (95.8%). The figures were...

Dalgety Bay and Rosyth Railway Stations ‘adopted’ by Rotary

Dalgety Bay has become the one hundredth Scottish railway station to be ‘’adopted’’ by members of its local community and nearby Rosyth station has followed it as the 101st. Members of Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay Rotary Club, which also covers...

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