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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.

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...

Scotland’s Kintore station (re)opens

The town of Kintore in Aberdeenshire has re-joined Scotland’s Railway after an absence of 56 years with the opening of the town’s new station. The two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free...

Alresford station gets accessible wildlife garden

A new, accessible wildlife garden and bee-friendly sculpture is being installed at Alresford rail station. Local volunteers, children from Alresford Primary School and the Cobnuts Co-operative have...

Work continues to improve King’s Cross

Essential work continues at London King’s Cross as part of the £1.2 billion East Coast Upgrade that will transform journeys on the East Coast Main Line, bringing more services and a more reliable railway for passengers. It...

Cockfosters is now London Underground’s 80th step-free station

With work to modernise Cockfosters Underground station complete, passengers can now enter and exit step-free as work Transport for London (TfL) has finished work on installing a lift at the northern terminus of the...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro,...

Step-free access at Selhurst station

Network Rail has completed the installation of three new lifts at Selhurst station, South London, making access between the station entrance, ticket office and platforms much easier for customers with reduced mobility, as well as those with...

New accessible information points for Victoria station

Two new wheelchair-accessible Customer Information Points have entered service at Victoria station. They will serve both the Kent and Sussex sides of the station and feature  desks which are low down, giving accessibility to customers in wheelchairs.

New Rough Sleeping on Rail Charter to tackle street homelessness

A new charter tackling street homelessness has been drawn up by the UK Government, Network Rail and British Transport Police. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines and British...

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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.