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Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff for keeping freight and critical workers moving during the Covid-19 crisis. The selfie-videos, recorded mostly in their...

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost has announced a partnership with South Western Railway (SWR), Europe’s largest rail commuter network, to...

Cambridge North station celebrates third birthday

Cambridge North station, which was built to improve rail links for people in the north east of the city as well as to improve access to the business park,  the Science Park and St John’s Innovation Centre,...

Station staff keep passengers moving

As the lockdown slowly eases, and more people start to travel by train, social distancing will become more of a challenge, bot for passengers and for the station staff who have to guide them.

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...

Swansea station pays homage to NHS

Continuing Network Rail’s recent tradition, Swansea station has been lit up blue in honour and gratitude to all NHS staff and other critical workers who continue to battle the coronavirus crisis. The blue lighting...

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...

Southern ticket office worker dies after man coughed over her

While many people have died in the current coronavirus outbreak, transport workers amongst them, one recently revealed case is particularly shocking. Belly Mujinga, a ticket office worker with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Southern at...

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...

Brandon station redevelopment to go ahead

Improvement plans for Brandon station are now to go ahead after Breckland Council has confirmed that Greater Anglia’s redevelopment plans are lawful under permitted development regulations. The train operator has been granted a Certificate...

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Kevin Tribley to leave Angel Trains, replaced by returning Malcolm Brown

Leading train leasing company Angel Trains has announced that its CEO, Kevin Tribley, will retire on 1...

Welsh distillery switches production from gin to hand sanitiser

A Welsh gin distillery has been working with international transport operator Keolis to produce thousands of litres of hand sanitiser for front...

GB Railfreight invests in Cambridgeshire

GB Railfreight (GBRf) one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators, has announced a series of investments into its existing facilities and...

Keolis executive chairman dismissed after four months in office

French group Keolis, which is 70 per cent owned by SNCF and 30 per cent by the Caisse de dépôt et placement...

Avanti West Coast staff bolster policing teams during COVID-19 crisis

Avanti West Coast Police Specials. To help with the Covid-19 crisis, some Avanti West Coast staff have swapped...