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Historic crests restored at Blackfriars

Two hefty symbols of Blackfriars’ past have been removed for careful restoration as part of the station’s redevelopment for the Thameslink Programme. The London, Chatham and Dover Railway Grade II-listed crests were, until recently, still standing as lonely gatekeepers to...

Flooding of Charing Cross almost ‘ended in disaster’

Rail union RMT have demanded an 'urgent review of safety procedures' after an internal report into the flooding of Charing Cross tube station two weeks ago. Water from the fountains in Trafalgar Square overflowed into the underground station, almost ending...

Bombardier helps fund restoration of steam locomotive

Bombardier Transportation, the world’s largest supplier of railway equipment, and owners of the UK’s only remaining train building facility, is helping to fund the restoration of ex-British Railways steam locomotive no. 61264. Bombardier is proud of its rich railway manufacturing...

Caught on CCTV: Man risking life on level crossing

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released footage of a man risking his life running through a level crossing – seconds before a fast travelling train passes through missing him by inches. The dramatic footage was taken in the early...

Queensland Rail’s Western line opens early

The Western railway line reopened today, three months earlier than originally forecast, with the first coal train passing through Toowoomba this morning. Premier Anna Bligh and Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the reopening of the Western line would reconnect vital...

FirstGroup name train after Sir Moir Lockhead

Sir Moir Lockhead, former Chief Executive of FirstGroup, was left astounded today after a ScotRail train was named in his honour to mark his achievements after 22 ...

Siemens establishes new ‘Rail Innovation Centre of Competence’ in the UK

Siemens' Mobility Division is to establish a new global ‘Rail Innovation Centre of Competence’ in the United Kingdom from March 2011. The Innovation Centre will lead the development of new concepts and technologies to drive performance improvements for the...

Translink launches new trains public safety campaign

Translink NI Railways is advising the public to stay extra vigilant as it prepares to begin an intensive period of train testing following the start of the arrival of its new Class 4000 fleet. To help drive home the safety...

British sports stars given a helping hand by Virgin Trains

Thursday 24th March saw the launch of a newly named Virgin Train - the first in a programme rolling out across the country. ‘Alison Waters’ left London Euston at 09:00 with her name sake on board and was welcomed...

Network Rail awards Atkins Ltd with major Crossrail contract

Network Rail has awarded a major contract to Atkins Ltd to design the bulk of works planned on the north-east section of the Crossrail route, between Stratford in east London and Shenfield in Essex. The contract includes the design of...

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Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process.

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System...

James Le Couilliard joins Rock Rail in the UK and Australia

Rock Rail, the rolling-stock investment company, has appointed James Le Couilliard as a new partner to focus on rail development opportunities in...

Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

Network Rail has produced a comic book which highlights the devastating consequences trespassing on the railway can have. It...