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First 5G mobile network planned for South Western Railway

South Western Railway train operator FirstGroup and Blu Wireless have announced a project that will significantly boost the quality of connectivity on trains, pioneering...

New look for West Midlands Trains across Birmingham

Passengers on the Cross City line in the West Midlands (Lichfield - Birmingham - Redditch/Bromsgrove) are starting to experience an improvement in their on-train...

New operator and development partner for Wales and Borders

On 23 May it was announced that KeolisAmey had won the £5 billion contract to run the Wales and Borders rail franchise over the...

Sustainability and the fallout from scrapped electrification plans

The fallout from the Government’s decision to scrap three major electrification projects, in Wales, the Midlands and the North, is inevitably a hot topic...

Gibb report into Southern rail network published

Chris Gibb, former chief operating officer of Virgin Trains and the man seconded to Network Rail to spearhead reliability improvements on the West Coast...

Improving West Coast Mail Line performance

Train punctuality is a very important topic within Network Rail these days.The ORR (Office of Rail Regulation) has stated that it will fine the...