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Plans revealed for major railway upgrade in West Yorkshire

Network Rail has published plans for major upgrades to the railway between Huddersfield and Westtown (Dewsbury) and is now inviting public comment.

Crossrail governance transfers to TfL

As delivery of the Elizabeth line now moves into its complex final stages, Crossrail Ltd is working to complete the remaining infrastructure...

Rail franchising replaced

The Department for Transport has today, after 24 years, ended rail franchising as the first step in bringing Britain's fragmented network back...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’...

GWR receives first tri-mode train 

Great Western Railway (GWR) has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines, as...

Network Rail launches two task forces improve earthworks management

To help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events. Network...

First Greater Anglia Class 720 train accepted

Angel Trains has accepted the first of its new Class 720 Aventra trains from Bombardier Transportation, part of a £900 million procurement...

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...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled...

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive sign agreement to develop battery trains

Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail and battery specialist Hyperdrive Innovation have got together to sign an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to...

Network Rail “making a good start” to CP6, says ORR annual assessment

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail and has found that...

Wimbledon depot gets its first Class 701 train

South Western Railway's (SWR) first Class 701 train has arrived at Wimbledon depot, marking a significant milestone in the £1 billion transformation...

New MerseyRail ‘connected’ trains

Merseyrail is the commuter rail network serving Liverpool and is one of the most heavily used urban railway networks outside London. It...

Ty’n Y Graig footbridge will be replaced

Transport for Wales will replace Ty’n Y Graig footbridge at Llanbradach on the Rhymney line as soon as possible, CEO James Price...

Special train livery marks Tyne & Wear Metro’s 40th birthday

The 40th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro is being celebrated with a special train livery to mark the occasion.