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MPs Call for fair share of rail investment for the North

- New cross-party MPs action group formed - A cross-party group of MPs have come together to establish a new all Parliamentary group to promote investment in rail in the North of England that supports economic growth. The new group will...

Lowestoft Airshow Takes Off

National Express East Anglia is providing extra trains between Norwich and Lowestoft for the Lowestoft Seafront Airshow on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 August. In addition to the scheduled services, the extra trains will run at...

Engineering trains get a refit

Tubeline’s fleet of 29 Electric Engineering Locomotives are getting a refit. Although the team responsible for the redesign decided to stick with trusted vented lead acid batteries, new production techniques and cell design has allowed for...

All clear for three new Metrolink lines

In a historic decision, Greater Manchester’s leaders have given the green light to three Metrolink extensions, which will see the city region’s iconic tram system running to Oldham and Rochdale town centres and to Manchester ...

RMT writes to Transport Secretary and safety organisations demanding urgent action on railways following Potters Bar inquest

RAIL UNION RMT has today written to Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and the Health and Safety Executive demanding assurances that urgent action is being taken on rail safety following notice ...

A steam railway charity in Porthmadog is celebrating thirty years of service.

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway opened on 2nd August 1980, and has been carrying passengers ever since on its short line to Pen-y-Mount. Almost half a million people have travelled on the railway in...

P&O Ferrymasters appoints DRS to operate cross country rail trials

Direct Rail Services (DRS), the UK’s leading rail freight operator started innovative trials to move freight from the East Coast to the West Coast by using a new type of wagon to enable cross country service to operate with...

RMT motion at TUC calls for co-ordinated strike action, national demonstration and link up with community groups in fight against the cuts

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has tabled a motion for the TUC Congress in Manchester in September which sets out a blueprint for a co-ordinated trade union and community fight back against the cuts programme and the “class warfare” of the...

Robert the Engine gets first makeover as part of London 2012 transport investment

A steam locomotive called Robert is receiving a London 2012 paint job after 78 years of pigeons, rain and wind left him feeling under the weather. Robert the Engine, built in 1933, is being given a makeover before resuming his...

New high-speed route opens, linking Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow and St Petersburg

On 30 July 2010, Sapsan trains began running on the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod line. With the launch of the Sapsan service between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Railways has established a new high-speed route: Nizhny Novgorod...

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