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New franchises to provide better services for passengers

In a major shake-up of the rail franchising system, the Government proposes to set tough outcomes for train operators to achieve but to give them more flexibility on how best to deliver them. Franchises will be...

Hattersley residents called on to help tackle anti-social behaviour

Northern Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) are inviting local residents to come and talk to them about tackling anti-social behaviour in Hattersley, Manchester. During the past few weeks BTP has been made aware of issues at Hattersley station...

£100k FirstGroup boost for Aberdeen Aquatic Centre

Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Hannah Miley, took a brief break from her training today following news of a major contribution toward the funding of a state of the art aquatic centre in Aberdeen. Aberdeen transport giant, FirstGroup, today announced it...

West Midlands well placed to reap economic rewards of high speed rail says Minister

Britain’s planned high speed rail network will bring major economic benefits to the West Midlands, Transport Minister Norman Baker has told the region. Speaking at a Parliamentary Reception hosted by transport authority Centro, Mr Baker urged key figures from the...

Transport for London secures multi-million pound sponsorship for Oyster card wallets

TfL has announced a new, multi-million pound sponsorship with MasterCard to exclusively brand TfL's Oyster card wallets for 2011. Oyster card wallets are to carry MasterCard branding exclusively in 2011. The multi-million pound deal will generate revenue for...

Network Rail invite views on plans for Ipwsich rail

Network Rail is once again inviting people to have their say on plans for a £41m investment in Ipswich’s railway that will ultimately take up to 750,000 lorry journeys off the road every year. A first public consultation took place...

Victoria Tube station’s 42-year-old escalators to be refurbished

Transport for London (TfL) will aim to keep disruption to a minimum but passengers advised to use alternative stations where possible and buy tickets or Oyster pay as you go before coming to the station. London...

Southend Airport Station

By any measure, a new main line railway station is a rare commodity. There has been only a handful over the past 20 years, some linked to regional airports. But the south-east has its own, congestion-easing rail-air interchange at...

Delhi Metro: Sarita Vihar – Badarpur section open to the public

The Sarita Vihar – Badarpur section of the Delhi Metro will be opened for the public from 14th January 2011 after the statutory safety clearance was completed by Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), Sh. R.K Kardam. The five kilometres...

Western train line in Queensland, Australia to require extensive reconstruction

The State Government is conducting a full assessment of the Western train line to Toowoomba and beyond, but there are early indications the line has suffered substantial damage. Helicopter survey flights have identified at least one bridge has...

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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...