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City centre tram project moves forward in Birmingham

Work to extend the Metro tram system through the streets of Birmingham city centre took a major step forward today after the Government made more than £75 million available for the exciting scheme. The Government’s confirmation of funding means transport...

Network Rail announce changes to routes

As part of Network Rail's aim to become more customer focused, they have announced they are making some changes to the size and shape of some of the routes that they believe will help them work more collaboratively with...

The big move

Moving out of the armchair on Boxing Day is usually difficult enough. It can take serious preparation and determination simply to fetch a top-up to go with the plate of leftover meat and stuffing. And the mere thought of...

Contracts signed for extension of Milan’s Metro 5 line

Contracts have been signed for the extension of Milan's M5 line. Majority shareholders Astaldi Group signed a new concession agreement along with Anslado (STS & Breda), Alstom, ATM and Finmeccanica. The extension will see the line linking to San...

Crossrail project faces wellbeing & occupational health challenges

The Crossrail project is well underway and the tunnelling contracts have been awarded. Each contract has its own unique challenges for the contractors and sub-contractors. One of those challenges is to provide the workforce with the support they need...

Major scheme to strengthen the 160-year-old Britannia bridge underway

A major scheme to strengthen the 160-year-old Britannia bridge, spanning the Menai Strait between Anglesey and the Welsh mainland, has got underway. The investment of nearly £4 million - a joint effort involving Network Rail, the Welsh Assembly Government...

Pennsylvania receives $750,000 grant to study Keystone corridor expansion

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has provided a $750,000 High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program grant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to study the expansion of Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. Passenger trains on the Keystone Corridor currently operate...

Heritage line looks at running commuter service

The Worth Valley Joint Transport Committee have funded a feasibility survey, examining the possibility of running a commuter style service along the Keighley and Worth Railway, the line featured heavily in the film 'The Railway Children.' The aim of...

Preparation begins for improvements to Metrolink Bury line

Advance work that will pave the way for improving Bury line Metrolink stops for passengers will begin this week. The improvements, to take place later this year, will include repairs, deep-cleaning, better lighting, more CCTV coverage, better cycle...

Belarus government approve plans to update network

The government in Belarus have approved a plan to update the country's network and stations. The railway operator BC will be overseeing the project, which started in 2010, and should last until 2015. BC announced that this project remains...

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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...