New railway safety centre opens in Kent to teach children and young people how to stay safe around the railway

A new dedicated rail safety education facility is opened by Network Rail and Southeastern in Margate railway station, featuring a full-scale railway platform, life-size train front, model railway and interactive games. Targeting primary and secondary school-age children who may be...

Testing begins on new Transport for Wales trains

New trains being built as part of the transformation of the Wales and Borders network have reached another key milestone as testing gets underway in Europe. The Fast Light Intercity and Regional Trains (FLIRTs) are being built by leading train...

Majority of rail network open for business as usual over August Bank Holiday as railway continues to welcome back passengers

Vast majority of the rail network – over 95% – will be open for business as usual over the August Bank HolidaySome routes will be affected by the upgrade works taking place, so passengers should plan aheadThe railway expects...

Avanti West Coast begins the UK’s biggest ever train fleet upgrade

Avanti West Coast has kicked-off the UK’s biggest ever train fleet upgrade this week, as the first Pendolino was taken out of service for work to begin on the £117m project. The programme will transform all 56 of Avanti West...

More than 30 miles of track renewals improve reliability of Anglia’s rail network

Network Rail has replaced 36 miles of track across the rail network in the last 12 months to drive down delays for passengers in Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Over the last year Network Rail has renewed track at the...

Welcome back to the railway – have a safe journey

Greater Anglia is welcoming back customers – and giving them advice about how to travel safely in the latest stage of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. From Monday 19 July, the Government is lifting most remaining lockdown restrictions including social...

Transport for the North responds to the Department for Transport’s decarbonisation plan

Following the publication of the Department for Transport's Decarbonising Transport: A better, greener Britain yesterday, Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive at Transport for the North, said: “Addressing the climate emergency through the decarbonisation of our transport network is an urgent priority, and...

Rail company using Kickstart Scheme to give Sussex tourism a boost

Southern Rail is today celebrating World Youth Skills Day (15 July) with new recruits who have joined the company through the government’s Kickstart Scheme. Six individuals, aged between 16 and 24 from the south of England, have joined the rail...

Train naming competition winners announced

‘Llyn Barfog’, ‘Deva Victrix’ and ‘Ruabon Ruby Rooster’ are among the winning names put forward by children across Wales and the borders for new Transport for Wales trains.    Five regional judging panels have selected the winning entries and an...

Summer staycation rail routes cleared from litter blight

North West rail workers are busy cleaning up key tourist routes in the Lake District and Blackpool ahead of the summer holidays. Over five nights in late May and early July while people were sleeping, rail staff collected 16 bags...