Greater Anglia fined fare dodgers and fraudsters over £4 million in 2021

Fare dodgers and fraudsters paid over £4 million to Greater Anglia in 2021 in fines from fare evasion and repayments for claiming compensation or refunds for journeys they didn’t make. The company’s revenue protection officers (ticket inspectors) issued over 54,000...

CrossCountry services to be impacted by major engineering works

Rail passengers are being advised of changes to journeys over nine days in February while essential engineering work takes place at Water Orton in North Warwickshire and Duddeston in Birmingham. Major alterations to track and lineside drainage will take place...

South Western Railway staff select new charity partners

South Western Railway (SWR) has announced new charity partners for the next two years. SWR staff were asked to nominate local charities across the network which they wanted to support, and one was selected in each region. The announcement follows...

Greater Anglia brings more new trains into service

The roll out of Greater Anglia’s new trains is continuing in 2022, with the first one to enter passenger service this year going into operation on the Southend Victoria – London line, as the train operator continues the programme...

Greater Anglia trains clock up equivalent miles of 31 return trips to the moon

Greater Anglia’s new trains have now clocked up over 15 million miles – the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back 31 times. The company has continued throughout the pandemic to bring new trains into passenger service as part...

RSSB: LHSBR Quarterly Progress Report

Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway (LHSBR) was published in April 2020. The framework presented in LHSBR sets a direction for how the industry will work together to make the railway better and safer. It sets out 12 priority...

SWR announces two Island Line trains per hour during peak periods

Two trains per hour will start running on the Island Line during peak periods from this Monday, 20 December. The service uplift is designed to cater to local schools in the New Year and, once current restrictions lift, commuters, representing...

QTS Group launches fifth consecutive year of support for YPI at Carrick Academy

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has announced its fifth and final year of support for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) in Ayrshire.  The specialist rail contractor kicked-off its final year of collaboration with the active citizenship programme at Carrick Academy in Maybole, with a ‘grand final’ event...

AZUMA arrives in Middlesbrough as LNER launches direct rail services to London

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the launch of direct Azuma services between Middlesbrough and London King’s Cross with Teesside becoming the latest destination to benefit from the arrival of LNER’s world-class trains. The daily weekday service in each...

Progress made towards mobilisation of ScotRail Trains Limited

Senior management appointed to Scottish Rail Holdings Transport Minister Graeme Dey has today announced the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director to Scottish Rail Holdings. The holding company, which is being set up to oversee the delivery of...

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Ceremony marks the official start of £100m Metro Flow project in South Tyneside

A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and...