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Rail operator increases female driver numbers through dedicated partnership

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is welcoming five new female drivers into the fold, who have come through the company’s partnership with coaching, consulting and networking organisation, Career Returners - a social enterprise that...

Siemens Mobility to invest £100m in state-of-the-art factory in Chippenham, UK

Siemens is embarking on a groundbreaking £100 million investment to establish a cutting-edge rail infrastructure manufacturing, digital engineering and research & development (R&D) center in Chippenham, underscoring its unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, excellence, and its campaign ‘to build...

Railway between Rainham and Sittingbourne reopened as Network Rail completes landslip repairs

Work to repair a landslip at Newington in Kent has been completed by Network Rail Emergency work to repair a landslip at Newington has been completed by Network Rail, allowing the railway to reopen between Rainham and Sittingbourne, which had...

Million tonne milestone for HS2’s Quainton freight trains

A small railhead near Quainton has helped HS2 take the equivalent of 101,000 HGV movements off local roads across Bucks, Oxfordshire and West Northants, it is revealed today. The company building Britain’s new high-speed railway confirmed that its construction hub...

Network Rail investigating historic mine found beneath Walkden station during accessibility upgrade

Surveys are due to take place at Walkden station in Greater Manchester after the discovery of historic mine shafts delayed work to improve accessibility for passengers. Engineers discovered the shafts when designing the multi-million-pound ‘Access for All' upgrade of the...

New Euston Skills Centre officially open after being completed by HS2 team

A new centre built to upskill communities living close to HS2's Euston station site has been officially opened in a ceremony attended by the Rail Minister, Huw Merriman MP. The Euston Skills Centre, which opened its doors to students...

Hourly rail services between Chester and Liverpool on brand-new trains

Transport for Wales (TfW) will reintroduce hourly rail services between Chester and Liverpool via Runcorn, Helsby and Frodsham from Monday 12 February. The step-up in services will increase from 15 to 30 a day in total (15 in each direction)...

TfL rolls out tougher action on fare evaders and staff abuse with increased penalty fares and body worn cameras

Transport for London (TfL) has today announced tough new action on fare evasion and staff abuse, making body worn video part of its essential kit and increasing the penalty fare from £80 to £100 to act as a further...

Londoners advised to check before they travel ahead of London Overground strike

Customers are being advised to check before they travel on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February as planned strike action by the RMT union is expected to impact London Overground services and some stations. Customers are advised to visit tfl.gov.uk/strikes for...

New era of rail travel to begin as West Midlands Railway unveils electric train fleet

A new era is set to begin for rail passengers in the West Midlands after West Midlands Railway unveiled its brand new fleet of electric trains. The Class 730 fleet will enter service in the region for the first time...

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Line re-opens between Aylesbury and Amersham after emergency landslip repairs

Network Rail has thanked passengers after completing major emergency repairs to the railway in Stoke Mandeville following a landslip...