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ORR calls for all train companies to implement automatic passenger information notifications

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today called for all train companies to implement a system that automatically notifies passengers who have booked tickets online if their trains are cancelled or changed before travel. Passengers want to be able to plan their journeys in advance and when they...

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West Coast main line closure for Preston station track upgrades

West Coast main line passengers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of four weekends of essential railway...

HS2 completes foundation work for UK’s longest railway bridge

The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s longest railway bridge were installed...

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Network Rail donation helps bring safety learning into schools

Network Rail has donated a number of safety helmets to Platform, a rail education organisation, for use in their...

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The transformational Elizabeth line clocks more than one hundred million passenger journeys

The Elizabeth line, which stretches from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, has now seen more...

HS2 celebrates as longest tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

HS2 Ltd today confirmed that ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’, the two giant tunnelling machines excavating the...

Rail Baltica joint venture appoints new Chief Programme Management Officer

On 1 February 2023, Mr Thierry Boussillon joined RB Rail AS in the capacity of...

Flood resilience scheme at Hele gets the green light

Network Rail has welcomed Mid-Devon District Council’s approval of its plans to reduce the frequency...

West Coast main line closure for Preston station track upgrades

West Coast main line passengers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of four...

New on-train WiFi portal with real-time information

Transport for Wales (TfW) has launched a new on-train WiFi portal, developed by GoMedia, which...

Steam locomotive Braveheart to join the GWSR fleet

An additional locomotive is to join the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway’s (GWSR) resident fleet for...

Rail operator sets out apprenticeships target for 2023

Despite challenges in the industry, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has continued to upskill and harness...

Kier Group appoints new Chief People Officer

Kier Group plc announces that Louisa Finlay, currently Kier Construction’s Clients and Markets Managing Director,...

HS2 completes foundation work for UK’s longest railway bridge

The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s...

Time-lapse and drone shots show Banbury train depot upgrade

New railway sidings have been opened on the Chiltern main line to keep passengers...

ORR calls for all train companies to implement automatic passenger information notifications

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today called for all train companies...

More Bakerloo and London Overground upgrades for passengers

Passengers using the Bakerloo line and London Overground are being advised to plan their...

Demolition paves the way for new Willenhall railway station

Three former industrial waste processing buildings are being demolished to make way for new...

Divers protect Cumbrian rail routes from fast flowing river erosion

Rail passengers on two major routes in Cumbria now have faster and more reliable...

Former easyJet executive switches planes for trains in new role to head-up engineering transformation at Northern

John Khatri has been appointed head of engineering transformation delivery at train operator, Northern. The...

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