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VINCI Facilities secures maintenance contracts

VINCI Facilities has been awarded two facilities management contracts for Transport for London and London Underground. Together valued at £18m, the Facilities Management contracts include parts of the corporate and operational estate’s providing Service Desk, HVAC, M&E, Building Fabric, Soft...

Rail freight ‘vital’ to growth agenda

Business Secretary Vince Cable MP has 'thrown his support behind the rail freight campaign calling for increasing support for modal shift and encouragement for the creation of Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges, as part of the continued stimulus of economic...

FirstGroup wins Corporate Responsibility Award

Aberdeen based FirstGroup, the UK’s largest transport operator, was crowned winner of the Corporate Responsibility Award at a prestigious awards event held in Glasgow recently. A sell out 700 guests attended the 5th annual HR Network National Awards, an event...

Sir Richard Branson’s vision for UK rail

Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, set out his vision yesterday for continuing growth for rail travel in the UK and potentially overseas as Virgin Trains welcomed record numbers of passengers. Sir Richard joined staff and customers in...

Improved information for Derwent Valley Line rail passengers

Following the installation of a new PA system at all stations along the Matlock to Derby line, passengers travelling on this route are now benefitting from improved information about their train service. As part of a £10 million investment programme...

First Great Western launches new website

The new website for First Great Western launching on Friday 9th December will be the first UK train site to pioneer a cross digital platform that delivers relevant and dynamic content to its customers. Developed with 20:20 Agency, the site...

More parking for cars at Pangbourne station

Pangbourne railway station is to get 35 extra car park spaces, owing to a cash injection of more than £180,000, after First Great Western successfully secured funding from an industry improvement scheme. The improvement will make it significantly easier to...

Major improvements at West Ham with extra stops

National Express train operator c2c is introducing a major improvement to the timetable from Sunday 11 December with a 200% increase in peak stops for rail passengers at West Ham station, providing much improved direct links with London Underground...

More seats on way in new Thameslink route timetable

Longer rush hour trains feature in First Capital Connect’s new Thameslink route timetable that comes into force from Sunday, 11 December. In the new timetable, four trains in the morning and four in the evening will be lengthened to 12...

Chiltern Railways releases 50,000 Advance tickets for festive season

Chiltern Railways has released 50,000 Advance tickets for 16th December – 3 rd January giving more reasons for travellers to book early for their Christmas and New Year getaway. Advance tickets start from £5 and are available when you buy...

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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...