Merseyrail announces return to 15-minute services

Merseyrail today announced that it will begin to operate a 15-minute service across most of its network from Monday 2 May. During the COVID-19 pandemic Merseyrail services were reduced due to the impact the virus had on staffing numbers, however,...

Concrete pour for Dudley Metro extension signals continuing progress

A significant concrete pour has taken place on Castle Hill in Dudley for the eagerly awaited Metro extension last week. The activity took more than eight hours to complete and with sixloads of concrete, equating to 42m3, used for the...

Record number of passengers successfully served by Sunday Metrolink services for Manchester Marathon

Sunday signalled the busiest in Metrolink’s history, with more than 114,000 people boarding the tram – many to watch or take part in the Manchester Marathon. People from as far as Plymouth to the Scottish Highlands flocked to the city-region...

Eccles tram line to partially close for essential maintenance over the Easter holidays

From Monday 4 to Friday 29 April, planned engineering works will take place on part of the Eccles Metrolink line which will see sections of the route partially closed. This essential maintenance work is the latest in a series of...

Work continues on South Wales Metro in spring

Transport for Wales is continuing to move forward with the building of the South Wales Metro with major works being undertaken across the Core Valley Lines in the spring. The transformation of the Core Valley Lines for the Metro, which...

Nexus appoints Taziker to carry out £3m bridge renewal project on the Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus has appointed engineering specialists Taziker to carry out a major bridge replacement project on the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer. The Tanners Bank bridge, which is located on the Metro line between Tynemouth and North Shields, in North...

Local leaders celebrate Metro extension entering final stages in Birmingham

Trams are expected to carry passengers to a new terminus in Edgbaston for the first time in June. Local leaders welcomed the news that testing and commissioning of the new tramway is expected to begin in May leading to passenger...

Ashton tram line set to close for essential maintenance

From Sunday 20 March to Saturday 26 March, the Ashton tram line will close for essential maintenance works. The six days works will focus on replacing old tracks at Piccadilly Station tram stop in the undercroft area under the main...

Merseyrail passengers encouraged to ‘be who you are’ with new installation at Moorfields

Moorfields ticket office has been transformed into a celebration of individuality with a new pair of wings encouraging passengers to pose and ‘be who you are’. The office has been adorned with a glitter wall, flamingos, disco balls and a...

Pay As You Go Metro travel arrives for Android users

Metro customers can now get Pay As You Go travel on Android smartphones, thanks to a collaboration between Google Pay and Nexus, the public body which operates the system. People are now able to load a Pop card into Google...

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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...