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GB Railfreight loco gets new livery for NHS heroes

GB Railfreight, together with its industry partner Porterbrook, has unveiled a specially repainted freight locomotive in the blue and white colours of the National Health Service.  The new livery was unveiled to coincide with the weekly celebrations...

Freight line to Drax Power Station fully reopened

Network Rail has been working since February both to repair a major freight route and to keep supplies going into Drax power station. The line into Drax Power Station was inundated with flood water...

Tyne and Wear Metro joins Clap for Carers

Tyne and Wear Metro’s depot workers paid a touching tribute to the NHS during ‘Clap for Carers’, held at 20:00 on Thursday 16 April, as maintenance teams at Metro’s Gosforth Depot in Newcastle lined up in front...

Another three Network Rail stations go blue for the NHS

Three key Network Rail stations have turned blue to show their support for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. To coincide with the weekly tribute to NHS, care staff, health professionals and other key...

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to provide cover at signal boxes and control centres if some current signallers fall ill or...

GWR donates catering supplies to worthy causes

With fewer trains running due to coronavirus, and even fewer passengers taking the train, train operator GWR has donated almost £10,000 worth of on-board catering to a host of good causes across the Great Western network, including...

£46 million upgrade of line to Southend Victoria completed

Network Rail has completed the installation of a new overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line in a £46 million upgrade to improve reliability for key workers currently using the line and in the long...

Translink releases two large Trainbows onto the Northern Ireland network

Northern Ireland’s Translink has given two trains very special makeovers in support of the #ChaseTheRainbow movement sweeping the nation. Translink unveils ‘Trainbow’ symbols of hope . Photo by Aaron McCracken.

New freight route brings vital cargo from Spain

Transfesa Logistics, the DB Cargo partner in Spain (owned 70.29% by Deutsche Bahn Iberica Holding and 20.35% by Spanish state operator Renfe), has recently started a new express 72-hour rail service for essential hygiene and medical products...

QTS Group helps NHS with eye and face protection

QTS Group, the national rail infrastructure maintenance firm, is helping NHS workers stay safe during the Coronavirus outbreak. Together with Network Rail Scotland’s works delivery team, the group has donated 40 pairs of Bollé...

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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...