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HS2 paves the way for future growth and development around Manchester Airport

HS2 Ltd has today (8th February) set out plans which could radically improve capacity at Junction 6 of the M56 to support future growth and development aspirations around the proposed new HS2/NPR station at Manchester Airport. The proposals, developed in conjunction...

Mayor of London visits Beckton depot to see the first new, state-of-the-art DLR train

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and Andy Lord, London’s Transport Commissioner, visited Beckton Depot this morning (Wednesday 8 February) to see the first of 54 new, state-of-the-art DLR trains that promise to provide thousands of customers with more...

South Western Railway trials cutting-edge AI technology to improve accessibility

Britain’s busiest station, London Waterloo, is trialling Artificial Intelligence that provides train information through British Sign Language (BSL). Travellers who are deaf or have hearing loss often struggle to hear station announcements and communicate with staff, which can make it...

Siemens fined £1.4m after ORR prosecution following death of contractor

Siemens PLC has been fined £1.4m after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, which followed an investigation and prosecution by industry regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). The incident...

Kindertransport history mural unveiled at Lowestoft station

An interpretation panel retelling the events of the 1938 Kindertransport arrival in Lowestoft has been unveiled at the town’s railway station as people from the community gathered to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. On 12 December 1938 over...

Birmingham New Street station set to be Raging Bull’s new home

Plans are being finalised to make Birmingham New Street station the new home of the Commonwealth Games’ Raging Bull. Today (Wednesday 8 February), exactly six months since the end of the games, Birmingham 2022 and Network Rail have revealed plans...

Alstom opens national Training Academy to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has opened its Apprentice Training Academy today, the second day of National Apprenticeship Week 2023. Following an investment of £250,000 over the last two years, the new Training Academy was officially opened...

Work underway on Derby station’s new platform upgrade

Work has begun to improve Platform 1 at Derby station, benefitting passengers travelling between Penzance and Edinburgh this Spring.  Yesterday (6 February) work got underway to resurface Platform 1, making it more resilient and better at draining water during heavy downpours....

Railway work to affect CrossCountry services from this weekend

Rail passengers are being advised of changes to journeys over the next four weekends while essential railway upgrades take place at Water Orton in North Warwickshire and Duddeston in Birmingham. Construction work will take place on two new structures which...

York rail apprentices share their experiences this National Apprenticeship Week

Network Rail apprentices offer their views on this exciting route into rail and encourage others to consider a career in the industry.  Stephen Petch, 28, and Daniel Davison, 32, are Level 3 Operations apprentices based in Network Rail’s York Rail...

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Transport Secretary promises transformational industry change

Transport Secretary Mark Harper yesterday pledged to transform the UK’s railways as he set out his long-term vision. Speaking at...