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Police & Government join forces to tackle metal theft

Police forces across the country are joining with Government and other agencies to tackle metal theft this Christmas. The Home Office, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Environment Agency and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs joined police officers...

ORR outlines proposals to help ‘rail industry work better together’

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has outlined proposals to support the rail industry’s efforts in working better together to bring down costs and improve performance. The regulator’s ‘rail incentives’ consultation looks at the railways’ framework for the future (2014-2019), outlining...

New studies outline ‘wider benefits of high speed rail’

The carbon footprint of high speed rail can be 'up to 14 times less carbon intensive than car travel and up to 15 times less than aviation even when measured over the full life-cycle of planning, construction and operation',...

21 local transport schemes get the go-ahead

Communities across England will benefit from £854m worth of investment in 21 local transport schemes, Transport Secretary Justine Greening said yesterday. This is in addition to the 20 schemes, worth £574m, which were announced in the Autumn Statement at the...

Study shows investment in rail stations ‘boosts property prices by a third’

Investing in railway stations can provide a major boost for urban regeneration, drive up employment levels and increase property values by up to 30%, according to a new study by Network Rail. The company, which manages 18 of the biggest...

Tube reliability ‘continues to improve’

Figures published by Transport for London (TfL) show that reliability on the Tube is 'continuing to improve even while the network carries increasing numbers of passengers'. The figures for the four-week period from 18 September to 15 October, published by...

Alexandra Burke helps ‘break the silence’

British pop star, Alexandra Burke, Railway Children’s UK Ambassador, has visited her old secondary school in Islington to help launch new services to support young runaways and children at risk in London. Every year in Britain an estimated 100,000 young people under 16 run away from home. One in six of these ends up sleeping [...]

Indian Railways revenue up 10%

Indian Railways has registered a growth of 10.22% in earnings for the period of April-November 2011. The rail operator reported an income of Rs. 66126.39 crore compared to Rs. 59994.24 crore during the same period last year. From goods, Indian Railways...

New services for Hope Valley line

Starting this week, rail passengers on the Hope Valley line between Manchester and Sheffield now have more services to choose from. Transport for Greater Manchester, in response to feedback from passengers, has worked with Derbyshire County Council, South Yorkshire Passenger...

New Street investment will ‘boost’ Birmingham’s economy

Network Rail has published research into the economic value of investment in railway stations. It confirms that station investment in projects such as the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street can have a 'major impact in terms of urban regeneration within...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...