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£1.5bn station tender process fully underway for construction of Crossrail central London stations

Following the award of the major tunnelling contracts last month, Crossrail today started the tender process for a further four central London stations – Bond Street, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Whitechapel. A notice has been published in the...

Blackfriars station reopens to passengers revealing new congestion-busting track plan and longer platforms

The Thameslink Programme took another significant step forward today with the reopening of Blackfriars rail station to passengers, after a highly complicated package of work was completed over the last eight weeks to deliver major capacity enhancements. Passengers were given...

Llandudno station revamp plan unveiled

Plans to revamp Llandudno railway station into a bright, accessible, green and secure transport interchange are unveiled for the first time today at a public exhibition. Passengers are urged to back the proposal to assist the application for a...

Locals urged to find out more on King’s Cross project

In just over a year, Network Rail’s dramatic new western concourse opens at King’s Cross station, marking a significant milestone in the area’s ongoing renaissance. Residents are being urged to visit an exhibition and find out...

New development for UK’s train ticketing systems: Atos Origin committed to delivering best fares to UK commuters

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced the acquisition of the Tribute Desktop Ticket Issuing Software (TIS). The acquisition completes Atos Origin’s rail retailing portfolio consolidating its leading position as provider of IT and ticketing systems for...

Latimer Road station to close for three months for engineering works

Latimer Road station will close for three months on Monday 17 January so work to extend platforms can take place. The works are part of the essential upgrade of the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines which, when complete,...

Peterborough Station to undergo £2.5m redevelopment

Peterborough station will become a vibrant gateway to the city in a major £2.5 million redevelopment scheme being funded by train operator East Coast and Network Rail. The entire station will be transformed with a smart new...

Network Rail issues major design tender for Crossrail North-East Spur

Network Rail has issued a major invitation to tender for the design of the bulk of works planned on the north-east section of the Crossrail route, between Stratford in east London and Shenfield in Essex. The invitation...

King’s Cross renaissance on show

In just over a year, Network Rail’s dramatic new western concourse opens at King’s Cross station, marking a significant milestone in the area’s ongoing renaissance. Londoners are being urged to find out more about the changes...

Lift off at Cardiff Central

As part of its efforts to provide step free access for passengers traveling to and from Ebbw Vale, a new state of the art lift has recently been installed at Cardiff Central Station. Officiating at the launch ceremony for the...

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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...