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Additional government money will keep Tyne and Wear Metro services running

The government has stepped in to provide £8.5 million of financial support to keep services running on the Tyne and Wear Metro while passenger numbers continue to recover. The Department for Transport (DfT) has...

Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan includes new mezzanine for station concourse

The Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan, developed by Network Rail, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, includes plans for transforming the capital’s main station as part of the Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan. It envisions a...

New C2C badge for those exempt from face coverings

C2C, the train operator which serves 26 stations in East London and South Essex, running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, has launched a new exemption badge for customers who are unable to wear face coverings.

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in the town, Barrowby Road and Springfield Road.  Both bridges will have strengthening...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains in 2021. Dyer & Butler has been...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted, detailed design work has been going on. As a result...

Transport for Wales introduces new ticket machines and smartcards

New ticket vending machines are being installed by Transport for Wales (TfW) on many of its routes across the Wales and Borders network, and barriers are being reworked to accept smartcards. This new technology...

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained government funding for two Very Light Rail projects. These two are included...

New escalators for Marylebone Tube station

Transport for London is about to commence work to improve access to Marylebone Tube station by installing one new escalator and replacing two more. The vital three-year programme will first deliver a new escalator...

Stevenage station’s new fifth platform opened a year early

A new £40 million platform and track at Stevenage station has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule On a visit to the station today, where Platform 5 was officially opened to...

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Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises...