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New passenger services agreed between Walsall and Wolverhampton

The West Midlands Rail Executive has confirmed that there will be two trains an hour calling at Willenhall and Darlaston stations when...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of...

TfL sets out plans for safe travel in London

When the Prime Minister stated that those people who can’t successfully work from home – workers in the construction and manufacturing industries...

Plans submitted for new station at Soham

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to build a new station at Soham, on...

Rail unions concerned at plans to increase rail services

As talk continues about reopening Britain’s economy, which will need transport measures in place to get factory and office workers into and...

Freight line to Drax Power Station fully reopened

Network Rail has been working since February both to repair a major freight route and to keep supplies going into Drax power...

Another three Network Rail stations go blue for the NHS

Three key Network Rail stations have turned blue to show their support for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bringing end users and operators into the design process

Guest writers: Darren King, WSP group director of rail planning...

Improving New Train Introduction – the operator’s view

With an unprecedented number of new vehicles ordered since 2010 - over 8,000 - and with more orders to come, getting them...

Azuma from Edinburgh

It can take a long time to introduce a new train. In 2007, the Department for Transport (DfT) issued its invitation to tender...

Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

East Midlands Railway: New kid on the block

East Midlands Railway is the new name on the UK rail network, following its successful bid to run the East Midlands franchise.

‘New’ station for Taunton

Taunton station in Somerset is to be redeveloped over the next year, according to plans just released. The station, which...

First TransPennine Express Nova 3 train handed over

The first of TransPennine Express’s (TPE) new fleet of Nova 3 trains, which will initially come into service in the coming months between Liverpool...

New London Overground Class 710/2 train obtains conditional approval to run

Bombardier’s new Class 710/2 ‘Aventra’ train, destined for London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking and Watford lines, has received its first limited...

Every second counts – new measures of train punctuality

Train operators and Network Rail are set to publish new measures for train punctuality as part of plans to reduce delays across the network...