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Ely & Liverpool Street stations host train naming ceremonies

To mark the completion of its service upgrade and improved West Anglia timetable, National Express East Anglia (NXEA) has named two of its new Class 379 trains in ceremonies at either end of the West Anglia route at London...

Christmas & New Year services on Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains is reminding passengers to check times and book seats in plenty of time as services around the holiday period on all their routes 'are likely to be very busy'. Seats can be booked when purchasing tickets online at...

$7m grant awarded to high speed rail project linking Atlanta & Washington D.C.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has awarded $7 million to Georgia and Washington D.C. to continue work on the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor linking Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. to Washington, D.C. “High speed rail projects like these in Georgia, North...

British Transport Police help to deliver a ‘peaceful Christmas’

British Transport Police (BTP) officers, working in partnership with the train operating companies, will be out in force over the coming weeks to help passengers and rail staff enjoy a peaceful and safe Christmas and new year. A number of...

‘Two million extra seats’ to be provided by Northern Rail

'Two million extra seats are being provided over the next year' at peak times targeting the busiest Northern Rail services. Northern Rail said: "Since the start of the Northern Rail franchise in 2004, more and more people have chosen to travel...

Matangi services doubled in Wellington, New Zealand

Matangi services have than doubled on the Kapiti and Hutt Valley lines - increasing from 14 daily return trips to more than 30 return trips every weekday. "This is great news for our customers who we know have felt the...

Spirit of the Outback takes a step up in class

Exploration of Queensland’s fascinating Outback is about to become more luxurious with guests to experience a step up in class when they make the journey west on the Spirit of the Outback train. In 2012, Queensland Rail Travel is set to...

V/Line fares to rise in January

The State Government has announced V/Line train and bus fares will rise an average 8.6 per cent from January 1, 2012. The increase will also apply to myki, Metcards and regional town buses. Commuters 'can save money purchasing a 10-52 week...

Network Rail in deal to create ‘drop-in’ office space at stations

'Convenient and flexible' office space at stations was signalled today as Network Rail agreed a joint venture with The Office Group, the Lloyd Dorfman-backed office space provider, to install 'drop-in' work space at its major stations. Network Rail and The...

East Midlands Trains launches 1,500 additional seats

Rail passengers have 'received an early Christmas present' today (12 December 2011) with the launch of an additional 1,500 seats a day on East Midlands Trains’ services between Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool. The improvements have been made possible as...

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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...