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Downham Market rail station re-accredited for station safety

First Capital Connect is pleased to announce that Downham Market Station has been accredited under the Secure Station Scheme by the Department for Transport and the British Transport Police. 97% of FCC managed stations have now been certified with...

Hove station gets double deck cycle parking

Southern has introduced its first ever double deck cycle rack at Hove station. The new 2 Tier System holds 117 cycles in the same footprint as the old rack – an increase of 57 parking spaces. The rack was funded by...

East Coast Trains launches car bay sharing scheme

Train operator East Coast has launched a scheme to encourage rail passengers to car share when travelling to Darlington station to catch their trains. A number of bays in the station’s car park have been allocated for use only by...

Contractor steps into Waverley role

Major improvements to Waverley Station’s Princes Street entrance will begin next month following Network Rail’s appointment of Morgan Sindall to deliver the project.The £7million contract will see Morgan Sindall rebuild Waverley Steps, including the installation...

Birmingham Moor Street Station: Marylebone of the Midlands

I had my first encounter with Birmingham’s Moor Street Station in the early 1970s when, as a very green junior civil engineer with British Rail, I was given the job of gauging its terminal platforms in preparation for the...

Plans for new footbridge at East Croydon Station

A £20 million footbridge at East Croydon Station will create a new link between businesses and communities on the east and west sides of the railway if plans for it are approved by the borough council. It would be...

Passengers in Honiton to benefit from £1.4 million station improvement scheme

South West Trains passengers will welcome the start of the second phase of a £1.4 million programme to improve Honiton station. This project, financed by South West Trains, Devon County Council, Network Rail and the National Station Improvement Programme...

Rail passengers to benefit from improvements to Southampton Central station

South West Trains, working in partnership with Network Rail and Southampton City Council have announced the start of a £3 million scheme to bring passenger improvements to Southampton Central station.  The scheme, which will be...

Crossrail submits Bond Street planning application

Crossrail has submitted its plans containing detailed designs for Bond Street station to Westminster City Council. The new Crossrail station will be integrated with the existing Tube station to form a combined station that will stretch from Hanover Square...

Engineering costs need to be cut

Privatisation has brought many benefits to our industry - new trains, more frequent services, brighter stations, additional routes, competitive ticketing, increased freight traffic - but the stark reality is that the railway now costs much more to the taxpayer...

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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

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Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

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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...