TSSA backs face coverings call on public transport

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has backed a call from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that face coverings should remain compulsory on Transport for London (TfL) services and the wider network, after restrictions end in England. This follows an announcement from...

Southeastern to reintroduce full timetable

Southeastern has confirmed that due to an increase in staff availability, more train services can be reintroduced to its timetable. From Monday a small number of extra trains will be running, with the remainder of services restored by Monday 31...

Northern carriages cleaned almost one million times last year

Northern Rail staff cleaned the operator’s carriages almost one million times in 2021. The rail operator is taking extra care to ensure its trains and stations are as clean as possible for its customers, and a total of 952,514 cleans...

Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), bus, tram and rail operators are preparing to welcome more people safely back on to public transport services. This...

The train now at platform 8 is the rapid Covid testing service for rail staff

The UK’s biggest rail franchise is offering twice-weekly rapid lateral flow tests to its colleagues who can’t work from home. It’s part of a Government scheme to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and give added reassurance to staff,...

Station staff swap passengers for patients in Covid jab effort

Five customer service staff at London Euston station have been recruited to give Covid-19 jabs in a major push to get people vaccinated across the capital. The Network Rail staff have been given special training so they can be called...

Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme. The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s depot in Ilford, east London, includes new Standard Class seats covers and carpets as well...

HS2 offers work experience to 30 students

HS2 is helping to support students who have deferred their university place due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering them work experience. To help students who had planned to study this year, but were offered a deferred...

Sale of Crewe stations signs raises £2,000 for Railway Children

Train operator Avanti West Coast has helped raise over £2,000 for Railway Children by donating a number of items to the charity’s week-long Rail Aid fundraiser. In total, eight station signs from Crewe Station were bought by rail enthusiasts, eager...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run to London Moorgate, assist with commuter services from Hertford on the East Coast main line...

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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...