LNER puts viewers in the driver’s seat

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has shared a rare insight into the spectacular views of Teesside and the Durham coast enjoyed from the driver’s cab of one of its Azuma trains. The short video is the latest in LNER's ‘In...

South West connectivity boost as rail frequency set to increase

Two direct trains per hour will once again run between Weymouth and London Waterloo, following the introduction of South Western Railway’s (SWR) new timetable on Sunday 15 May. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic one train per hour has...

TransPennine reinstates services as passengers return

TransPennine Express (TPE) will be reinstating a small number of pre-Covid services following adjustments made to its train plan earlier this year as people continue to return to the railway. The changes will come into effect from Sunday 15 May...

Elizabeth line to open on 24 May 2022

Transport for London (TfL) has today confirmed that, subject to final safety approvals, the Elizabeth line will open on Tuesday 24 May 2022. The Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and the South East by dramatically improving transport...

New tool launched to measure social value of Britain’s railway

A new online tool to help the rail industry measure the social value of its investments, infrastructure projects and day-to-day operations has been launched today. The Rail Social Value Tool (RSVT), co-funded by Network Rail, is provided by the Rail...

UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Vivarail battery-powered train is a first for the Americas. Vivarail has sent a second set of battery train stock across the Atlantic, as the US looks set to break new ground with the “Pop-Up Metro” concept. Two cars were shipped to...

RIA launches innovation Self-Assessment Tool to support businesses to get new products into rail

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has today launched a new Self-Assessment Tool to help assess rail supply businesses' 'innovation readiness' levels. The Self-Assessment Tool provides users the ability to evaluate their 'innovation readiness' level by asking them a series of questions regarding...

“Don’t let good ideas fall at the last hurdle” – RIA publishes rail innovation strategy

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), which represents over 300 UK businesses, has today published a new rail innovation strategy calling for the sector to be more radical and overcome barriers to innovation, ahead of the transition to Great British...

GTR cuts time to book assistance by two-thirds

Passengers with Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express can now book assistance for their journey just two hours in advance of catching a train, at any time of the day. Most disabled people and others who require the service,...

Refurbished Pendolinos return to the rails as part of UK’s biggest ever train upgrade

Avanti West Coast’s first refurbished Pendolino has returned to service after being transformed as part of the UK’s biggest train upgrade. The tilting, electric powered Pendolinos, or ‘Pendos’, are one of the most iconic train fleets in the UK, transforming...

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Signalling at Manchester to be overhauled over Jubilee weekend

Network Rail will complete a major signalling overhaul in Manchester over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday. As part of...