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 lit up in purple symbolising the new positive narrative about the contribution of disabled people in the workforce and the...

Severn Bridge Junction Signal Box refurbishment scoops 2021 National Railway Heritage Award

Network Rail is delighted to be recognised for the £250,000 restoration of one Britain’s most famous signal boxes Shrewsbury’s Severn Bridge Junction Signal box is one of our most striking and famous signal boxes in the world and it has...

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...

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...

Arriva Group awarded National Rail Contract for Chiltern

Arriva Group is today (December 3, 2021) announcing the agreement of a six-year National Rail Contract with the Department for Transport for its Chiltern train operating company. The news re-confirms Arriva’s position as a leading player in the UK rail...

Greater Anglia launches online virtual station tours to help people travel with confidence

Train operator, Greater Anglia, is launching a series of virtual station tours to help people travel with confidence – which is especially useful for disabled customers wanting to check how accessible their journey is. The tours have been designed to...

Manchester Piccadilly station sees busiest day since March 2020

The return of the Christmas markets has seen daily passenger numbers at Manchester Piccadilly station return to levels not seen since before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Saturday 20 November 128,591 people passed through the North West’s biggest...

Images of final Windrush generation to join National Railway Museum collection

A collection of unique images showing the final Windrush migrants arriving at Waterloo station are to join the National Railway Museum’s permanent collection. The 37 prints taken by photographer Howard Grey, will officially become part of the national collection of more than...

Hitachi to acquire Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train from Alstom

Hitachi announced today that it has agreed to acquire business activities related to Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train from Alstom. The transaction is part of Alstom’s commitments to the European Commission in relation to...

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)...

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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...