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Train companies respond to ORR letter on punctuality during severe weather

A spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: ’Throughout the period of snow and ice in December, a high proportion of services continued to run and the majority of these got in on time.  Where there was...

Vandals and thieves to blame for thousands of cancelled trains a year

Train operators are determined to crack down on vandals and thieves as new figures published today show the increasing extent of the disruption their actions cause. The figures, published today by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), reveal that...

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...

First Great Western updates information for Japanese tourists

First Great Western has stepped in to help make the Cotswolds a more welcoming place for the many Japanese tourists who visit the region every year. The train company has installed information signs in Japanese around the station, after noticing...

FirstGroup gets on board to find the next ‘recruit’

FirstGroup, the UK’s largest transport operator, has got on board with an Apprentice style project run by Aberdeenshire based, Enterprise North East Trust. ‘The Recruit’ aims to get winter school-leavers ready for employment through a number of innovative business challenges....

Train companies respond to study into the passenger reservation system for disabled travellers

In response to the Passenger Focus report into the Assisted Passenger Reservation System, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), said: ‘’Where there have been cases of disabled passengers failing to receive the level...

Cheltenham Festival trains open for business

Racing fans travelling to the 2011 Cheltenham Festival are being advised to reserve their train tickets in advance as CrossCountry today announced that tickets for Festival Week in March are now available to buy online. Race goers...

Department for Transport commences search for a new West Coast franchisee

The Department for Transport has formally commenced the search for a new West Coast franchisee. During 2009/10 £720 million was generated for Virgin Trains, the current operator, by passenger related revenue. Virgin operates 300 services a day, equating to around...

New rail product from DB Schenker links Oslo and Narvik

DB Schenker’s new product connects the Norwegian capital Oslo to the Arctic Circle town of Narvik. The national company Schenker AS now offers regular rail transports on the 1,960 kilometer route. The DB Schenker North Rail Express brings consumer...

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...

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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...