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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 travelling at around 115mph.  Four people died, 70 were injured. The accident was caused by rolling-contact...

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 the project to restore passenger services to this part of the Black Country.

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 leading independent lubricants company. The seven-mile Talyllyn Railway, which has been running...

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 the line between Platforms 2 and 3. Scotrail was able to keep...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a...

HS2 signs up to Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice

To help make engineering careers accessible for this and the next generation of young people, HS2 has signed up to The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice, declaring HS2’s support to increase the number and diversity of those...

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...

New Cloud-based platform will help drive innovation in infrastructure

To drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP, as well as the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab (TIES Living Lab) consortium of industry leading enterprises, such...

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...

Publicity campaign celebrates hard-working cleaners

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessarily meant stricter cleaning regimes on trains and in station, a task which falls to the dedicated men and women of the cleaning teams. In recognition of this,...

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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.