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Bombardier celebrates the opening of Gautrain Rapid Rail Link in Johannesburg

Bombardier Transportation today celebrated the opening of the extended first phase of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link in Johannesburg, South Africa. The network now reaches from Rosebank Station in Johannesburg to Hatfield Station in Pretoria, enabling the commencement of passenger...

ÖBB’s Lower Inn Valley project receives €1 billion loan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a total of €1 billion for ÖBB’s (Austrian Railways’) high speed rail line project in the Lower Inn Valley. The EIB and ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, signed the contract for a new €200 million instalment,...

Melbourne to Brisbane North-South Line upgrades on track

The extensive upgrade and modernisation of the main North-South Line connecting Melbourne to Brisbane via Sydney is progressing well, with yet another new multi-million passing loop near Donnybrook completed and from today operational. Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese...

Britain’s newest train unveiled in Birmingham

A £93m investment in 27 brand new class 172 diesel trains entering service in September will bring a range of benefits to London Midland customers on the Snow Hill line running from Worcester to Leamington Spa and Stratford-Upon-Avon. The new...

Iowa & Nevada receive grants to develop statewide rail plans

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced high speed rail grants for two states to develop statewide rail plans as part of the Administration’s efforts to develop an integrated passenger rail network. The Iowa Department of Transportation received $400,000 to...

New stats put intermodal freight as biggest user of rail

The growth of the intermodal rail freight market remained on target last year, reporting a strong 3% year-on-year growth through 2010/11, with total volumes moved at some 5.68bn net tonne km. This is the eighth consecutive year of growth and...

More rail services on the Hope Valley line

Rail passengers on the Hope Valley line between Manchester and Sheffield will have more services to choose from, starting in December. Transport for Greater Manchester, in response to passenger feedback, has worked with Derbyshire County Council, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport...

Network Rail publish new guide to station improvements

From local gateways to major commuter hubs, 'getting the best for all Britain’s stations is the aim' of a new design guide published today by Network Rail. Developed with the help of rail industry partners, passenger groups and design bodies,...

Full fleet of new Victoria line trains now in service

The 180 million passengers who use the Victoria line each year are now being served by a full fleet of brand new trains, following the successful phasing out of the old 1960's stock. The new higher capacity trains are more...

Station Supervisor named ‘Northern Star of the Year’

A station supervisor from Garforth has been awarded Northern Rail’s highest honour in customer service, by the UK’s largest rail operator. Angela Thompson, who has worked at Garforth station for ten years, was named ‘Northern Star of the Year’ for...

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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...