Manchester railway upgrades continue over Christmas and New Year – passengers urged to check their journeys

Network Rail is continuing with major improvement work around Manchester over Christmas, as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. From Christmas Day until the early hours of Wednesday 29 December, railway engineers will be working around the clock to upgrade...

Sir Peter Hendy CBE appointed Chair of National Railway Museum’s Advisory Board

Network Rail Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE has been appointed Chair of the National Railway Museum’s Advisory Board to spearhead delivery of the Museum’s Vision 2025 masterplan.  Outgoing Chair Anton Valk CBE, founding CEO of transport company Abellio, will step down from the...

Network Rail’s leaders vow to increase disabled workforce

Network Rail’s leaders have pledged to increase the number of disabled people they employ after figures showed that less than 3% of their 44,000-strong workforce has declared a disability or long-term health condition. Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE, board member...

Government and Midlands Connect sign landmark ‘Collaboration Agreement’

Midlands Connect has signed a new Collaboration Agreement with the Government, consolidating its position as the Sub-National Transport Body for the Midlands and as a trusted partner, adding value and bringing a collective voice from the Midlands region. As we...

New Street’s Christmas Eve meal returns as take-away for 2021

Birmingham New Street station’s highly successful Christmas Eve meal for the city’s homeless is returning once again as a take-out service. For the fourth year running Network Rail is teaming up with award-winning Sikh charity Midland Langar Seva Society (MLSS)...

HS2 Launches First Midlands Giant Tunnelling Machine

Today HS2 CEO Mark Thurston pushed the button to start HS2’s tunnel boring machine on its one-mile journey under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire, marking the launch of the first TBM on the Midlands section of HS2. Around 170...

Customers reminded to plan ahead as RMT strike action threatens Night Tube services this weekend

Tube customers are advised that the RMT’s planned strike action could cause severe disruption on Central and Victoria line Night Tube services this weekend. The planned action will disrupt Night Tube services throughout December, with a 24-hour strike also...

New survey shows increasing confidence in rail as an innovative sector, but more to be done

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has published the results of a new survey, finding increasing confidence amongst rail professionals that the industry is innovative. The new report, which compares the results of two surveys of rail professionals, conducted in 2019...

The Rail Supply Group need your views

This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the Rail Sector Deal which set out a new approach to industry and government working in partnership to transform the sector. The Rail Supply Group is working with Government to update the...

Mayor warns Tube line could shut if ministers fail to fund TfL

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued a dire warning that an entire Tube line could close if the Government does not grant TfL the emergency and long-term funding it needs to maintain the capital’s transport services. Before the...

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London Bridge station marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with special umbrella installation celebrating neuro-diversity

This year's theme of neurodiversity is being celebrated through special 'umbrella' art at London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo Stations will also be...