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New C2C badge for those exempt from face coverings

C2C, the train operator which serves 26 stations in East London and South Essex, running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, has launched a new exemption badge for customers who are unable to wear face coverings.

Transport for Wales introduces new ticket machines and smartcards

New ticket vending machines are being installed by Transport for Wales (TfW) on many of its routes across the Wales and Borders network, and barriers are being reworked to accept smartcards. This new technology...

Angel Trains makes £100,000 donation to Railway Children

Train leasing company Angel Trains will be donating £100,000 to its long-standing charity partner, Railway Children. Of this sum, over £80,000 has been raised following the sale of retired Class 142 Pacer units to...

Hull Trains returns in time for the Summer

There will be more direct trains from Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire to London next month after Hull Trains has announce it will resume services. Trains between Beverley and London Kings Cross...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening it after more than 50 years since regular passenger services ceased. Hampshire...

Greater Anglia’s new Stansted Express trains enter service

Greater Anglia has commenced services with two of its new Class 745 Stansted Express trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport. The first train to be operated by one of the new 12-carriage...

Scottish Government to provide emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

In response to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that it will provide up to £9 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams. These emergency measures will be...

Network Rail “making a good start” to CP6, says ORR annual assessment

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail and has found that the infrastructure owner beat its target for efficiency savings last year. In...

Wimbledon depot gets its first Class 701 train

South Western Railway's (SWR) first Class 701 train has arrived at Wimbledon depot, marking a significant milestone in the £1 billion transformation of suburban travel. The 10-car train, known as ‘Train 6’, will become...

Ty’n Y Graig footbridge will be replaced

Transport for Wales will replace Ty’n Y Graig footbridge at Llanbradach on the Rhymney line as soon as possible, CEO James Price has stated. The footbridge was demolished by contractor Alun Griffiths last month....

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Hitachi and Bombardier to build 23 Frecciarossa 1000 trains for Spain

Italian state train operator Trenitalia has been operating Frecciarossa 1000 very-high-speed trains since 2015.

RAIB first statement on Stonehaven accident

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its first statement into the fatal train accident at Stonehaven on Wednesday 12...

Alison Stansfield

It is with great sadness that the Permanent Way Institution has announced the loss of dear friend and colleague, Alison Stansfield.

Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at...