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LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that would otherwise have been served onboard its trains, to a charity fighting food hunger.

New agreement ensures continuity of GWR services until 2023

Train operator First Group has signed a new direct award agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to continue operating Great Western Railway (GWR) services until 31 March 2023, with a possible extension of up to one further year at...

Hull Trains suspends all further services

Hull Trains became the first train operator to be a victim of the Coronavirus epidemic as it suspended all services from the end of Sunday 29 March. The company said that, despite running a revised timetable, the...

Govia Thameslink Railway suspends Gatwick Express service

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that from Monday, 30 March, the Gatwick Express service will be temporarily suspended until further notice, in response to a significant fall in passenger numbers at the airport and to help keep other trains running.

New London Overground trains enter service

London Overground has now introduced its new Class 710 trains onto routes from Cheshunt, Chingford and Enfield Town into London Liverpool Street, bringing passengers a welcome boost in capacity. Manufactured by Bombardier in Derby,...

New Heathrow Express trains revealed

Heathrow Express revealed the first glimpses of its new fleet of trains which is due to launch in the summer. Featuring at-seat USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery, the...

Bringing end users and operators into the design process

Guest writers: Darren King, WSP group director of rail planning and operations, and William Barter, an independent rail operations and planning consultant.

Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company, is today owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., which...

West Midlands Trains pens contract for converted London Underground trains

The two-car trains, which are converted London Underground D78 Stock, will be used on London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley from December.

Final section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link ready for launch

Once the Hong Kong section is opened the country will be linked to China's network of some 25,000km of high-speed lines. 

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Key workers get free parking at stations

The railway industry is helping key workers by giving them free parking at stations as the country...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...

Railway workers make sure vital supplies get through

While passenger services have been cut back due to the Coronavirus epidemic, rail’s freight services have been carrying on regardless.

LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that...

New Direct Award Contract for Southeastern

Southeastern has confirmed that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a Direct Award Contract that will allow the Southeastern franchise to continue operating...