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New contract for CrossCountry until 2023

Arriva CrossCountry, which has run the service since 2007, has signed a new contract with the Government to continue to operate the franchise for three more years until October 2023. This new contract complements...

Essential upgrades planned for Great Eastern main line

Network Rail is planning a number of vital upgrades on the line between Norwich and London. Works will be taking place at various points on the line between Ipswich and London at...

Resilience plans for railway at Teignmouth to be refined

Network Rail’s plans to improve resilience along a vital 1.8km stretch of railway in the South West will be refined following substantial feedback from the community, passengers and businesses. Over 1,600 people...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro,...

Step-free access at Selhurst station

Network Rail has completed the installation of three new lifts at Selhurst station, South London, making access between the station entrance, ticket office and platforms much easier for customers with reduced mobility, as well as those with...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent of all the households of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough for a month,...

New accessible information points for Victoria station

Two new wheelchair-accessible Customer Information Points have entered service at Victoria station. They will serve both the Kent and Sussex sides of the station and feature  desks which are low down, giving accessibility to customers in wheelchairs.

Richard Allan to join Chiltern Railway as MD

Chiltern Railways has announced it has appointed Richard Allan as its new managing director. Chiltern, an Arriva company, has recently signed a new agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to runs services between...

New Rough Sleeping on Rail Charter to tackle street homelessness

A new charter tackling street homelessness has been drawn up by the UK Government, Network Rail and British Transport Police. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines and British...

Greater Anglia trains staff on its new trains

Greater Anglia drivers, conductors, customer service and cleaning staff are now training on the company’s brand-new longer state-of-the-art commuter trains, which are due to start going into passenger service later this year.  The new...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.