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HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever built in the UK, with 14 platforms (six high-speed and eight conventional platforms) built in...

HAKI and Enigma forge new distribution partnership

HAKI, the manufacturer and supplier of modular scaffolding & tailored access solutions for temporary works, has entered an exclusive agreement with Enigma Industrial Services, which will  in future be the sole distributor of HAKI modular scaffolding systems...

Dawlish sea wall contributes £3 million to South Devon economy

Work to rebuild and improve the sea wall at Dawlish has resulted in £3 million being spent locally in south Devon between June 2019 and May 2020 by Network Rail and its contractors. By...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of £1.6 billion of financial aid will help the tube and the buses keep running as...

Railway Industry Association details its coronavirus concerns to government

Parliament’s Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into ‘Coronavirus: implications for transport’. It is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the coronavirus outbreak.

Greater Anglia increases services from Monday 18 May

Greater Anglia has announced how it will change its services to help maintain social distancing as more people return to work, while still ensuring that keyworkers can continue to travel safely. From Monday 18...

TfL sets out plans for safe travel in London

When the Prime Minister stated that those people who can’t successfully work from home – workers in the construction and manufacturing industries for example – should, return to work but avoid public transport so as to maintain...

Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel is latest Network Rail structure to turn blue for NHS

Network Rail chose the Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel to be illuminated in blue as its latest tribute all NHS staff and other workers who are battling the coronavirus crisis. This includes railway colleagues, who themselves are classed as...

Repairs to Cumbrian Coast line near completion

Network Rail has announced that repairs will soon be complete on a section of the Cumbrian Coast line left badly damaged by three consecutive storms earlier this year. The high tides, strong winds and...

Government urges workers to avoid public transport

In a television address to the country on 10 May 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that, now that “the death rate is coming down and hospital admissions are coming down” from the Coronavirus epidemic, there are...

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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...