Companies come together to increase facilities at an Essex School

Rail companies and engineering contractors have come together to assist a school in Essex by adding two train carriages to its grounds, providing extra space for students to learn.The decommissioned carriages were lifted into the playground at Upshire Primary...

Network Rail reveals most-struck rail bridges and urges lorry drivers to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’

Network Rail has revealed the most-struck railway bridges in the country as it relaunches its ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ campaign, reminding lorry drivers and haulage operators to take better care by knowing the height of their vehicles and choosing...

Murals and planters brighten up Hamworthy station for customers and colleagues

Members of the local community gathered at Hamworthy Station on Saturday for the unveiling of a project which is set to make the station a more welcoming place for all.New murals, which were painted by a group of young...

Guinness World Records holder joins Poppies to Paddington operation

GWR again links up with The Veterans Charity for Remembrance DayRecord-breaking Women’s Royal Navy Service officer Barbara McGregor joined Great Western Railway’s second Poppies to Paddington operation on Remembrance Day.Barbara, who entered the Guinness World Records in August as...

Train CCTV films car seconds away from collision on level crossing

Shocking video has been released showing a car driver ignoring red lights at a level crossing and driving directly in front of an oncoming train near Barrow-in-Furness.Network Rail today (Thursday 11 November) released the footage of the near miss...

GB Railfreight Delivers New High-Speed Electric Fleet for Lumo

GB Railfreight (GBRf), in partnership with Hitachi Rail, is proud to have supported Lumo by delivering its brand-new fleet of Class 803 high-speed electric trains that entered service last month.Since May, GBRf has provided Hitachi Rail with train planning,...

East West Rail Alliance putting the environment first

More than 150,000 trees have been planted so far in a pledge to restore habitats and help tackle climate change during the building of new railway line between Oxford and Cambridge.East West Rail Connection Stage One is currently being...

Greater Anglia achieves new rail punctuality records

Average annual punctuality for the whole of the Greater Anglia network is now at 94.57% and the company has announced it is committed to maintaining and further improving performance.Punctuality on Greater Anglia’s intercity services between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and...

Children’s authors explore low-carbon train at COP26

M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, the authors of the award-winning Adventures on Trains series, will lead an event with a group of schoolchildren at COP26, on board Porterbrook’s HydroFLEX train.The children took part in a recent competition organised by...

Autumn Budget confirms funds to return lost railway connections

Towns and communities across England and Wales left isolated when their railways were closed are one step closer to having their connections restored, as part of the Government’s ‘Restoring Your Railway’ programme.The Autumn Budget has confirmed that 13 more...