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Greater Anglia warns of severe disruption on Saturday due to train drivers’ strike

Greater Anglia is urging people to avoid travelling on its trains this Saturday, as the rail service is due to be severely disrupted due to a strike by train drivers. Timetables are now available for this weekend’s Greater Anglia services....

Reminder to all rail passengers: essential travel only until Sunday 26 June

Travellers wishing to use Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Northern or Thameslink services over the next five days should expect severe disruption and amended timetables. This advice applies to the next two strike days (23 and 25 June) as well...

New adopters for Wymondham rail station aim to return it to former glory

Two local volunteers have ‘adopted’ Wymondham rail station and hope to return it to its former glory. Brendan Gray, 29, who lives in Wymondham and is the new owner of the Station Bistro, remembers the bistro and station in its...

World-first hydrogen double-deckers enter service

As railways start to look at using hydrogen to power the trains of the future on lines which it would not be economical to electrify, news of any public transport initiative that makes hydrogen fuel ‘the norm’ is to...

Two Taziker executives promoted to the board

Two of Taziker Industrial’s senior managers have been promoted to the board of directors. Robert Paterson and Darren Jackson join the board with immediate effect, with formal confirmation taking place at the start of the new financial year on...

New sustainability director for RSSB

George Davies has been appointed as RSSB’s new director of sustainable development to lead a new, dedicated programme designed to reinvigorate the railway’s collective efforts to tackle key sustainability challenges including carbon, air quality, and social sustainability. He joins from...

Plans announced for work on Transpennine Route Upgrade this summer

Network Rail has announced its plans for the first tranche of its Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) programme. The work forms part of TRU’s wider goal to deliver sought-after improvements along the full 76-mile Transpennine route - stretching from York to...

New chairman at Angel Trains

Leading train leasing companies Angel Trains has announced the appointment of its new chairman, Mark Russell CBE, who will be joining the Board from 1 February 2021. Mark is also chair of DE&S, the Ministry of Defence’s procurement and support...

New mass transit for West Yorkshire within 10 years

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced ambitious plans for a clean and connected transport system that will connect all West Yorkshire’s communities to jobs, education and opportunity. The new proposals identify where people will live and work in the...

New industry champions at Rail Supply Group

Two leading experts have been appointed to the Rail Supply Group’s industry-wide Council. Lizi Stewart, managing director of transportation at Atkins, becomes the joint RSG Champion for Digital Railway, alongside Rob Morris, managing director rail infrastructure at Siemens. Lizi replaces...

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