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Community designation gives passengers a say on rail line

Passengers in the North East will be able to have more of a say on how local rail services are run with the designation of the Bishop Line between Darlington and Bishop Auckland as a community rail service, Rail...

Breaking the ice

With winter not yet at its harshest, it’s likely that severe weather will have yet more impact on the smooth running of the railway. Ice has the ability to form on any surface. When it develops on the conductor...

Severe flooding in Queensland affects rail services

TransLink is urging customers to avoid non-essential travel today (Wednesday 12 January) and to stay home where possible in the difficult weather conditions. TransLink Chief Executive Officer Peter Strachan said bus and train services were continuing to...

Workforce engineers Christmas investment

Around 5,000 trackworkers braved challenging conditions over Christmas and the New Year to deliver almost £50 million worth of infrastructure investment. Normal services were scheduled on more than 90% of the network with around 30% fewer disruptive possessions compared...

Flooding in Australia: Landslip damages Western rail line

Heavy rain and flash flooding on the Toowoomba Range west of Brisbane have triggered a landslip that has caused extensive damage to the main western rail line from Brisbane. Queensland Rail crews inspecting the line today reported...

South West Trains launches improved Mums-to-be policy

More expectant mothers travelling with South West Trains can now benefit from a free upgrade to first class during the last five months of their pregnancy, following the launch of the rail company’s improved ‘Mums-to-be’ policy. The...

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...

Kilfrost partnership helps Finland thaw

The global leader in de-icing and anti-icing is celebrating after announcing a partnership with one of Europe’s main rail operators which will see one of its products used in Finland. Kilfrost has received its first order of TDIce Plus by...

New Zealand rail rescue service

Plasser & Theurer’s MFS system of conveyor and hopper units has been put to the test in the Manawatu Gorge on New Zealand’s North Island. Following a landslide, 60 metres of tracks were buried under 10,000m3 of material. The...

China plan to create World’s largest rolling stock manufacturer

China's state-owned rolling stock builders China North Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp together with rival China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp could soon merge to form a giant company. If approved, the company would own 90 per cent...

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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...