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Northern commuters encouraged to return to rail

Commuters are being encouraged to return to rail by Northern. The train operator has made significant improvements to its network during the past 18 months and also has updated fares that reflect the changes people may have made to their...

New campaign launches to stamp out sexual harassment on public transport

Transport for London (TfL), in partnership with the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and women’s safety groups, has today (Wednesday 27 October) launched a new campaign to tackle sexual harassment on the transport network. The campaign highlights various...

£2.3bn cost of ‘London lag’ in commuting puts future of capital’s shops, restaurants and bars at risk

The slow return of commuters to the capital is putting its recovery at risk while other cities bounce back, with London high streets facing the prospect of shut up shops, restaurants and bars. Commuting into London is lagging behind the...

Northern conductor’s colourful railway paintings to go on display at Harrogate station

A Northern conductor who first picked up a paintbrush during the COVID-19 pandemic is having his debut exhibition at his home station.   Paul Mirfin, from Knaresborough, has worked for the rail operator for 19 years, decided he needed a new therapeutic hobby just a few months ago.   He said: “Painting is really new for me. I had never painted in...

Evidence from body worn camera leads to conviction for assault against TfL staff

A woman has been sentenced by Uxbridge Magistrates Court to a 12 month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following the physical assault of two Transport for London (TfL) Transport, Support and Enforcement Officers in December 2020, who had been...

Better CCTV will improve security at rail stations across East Anglia

A new state-of-the-art CCTV system should help deter thieves and vandals at rail stations across East Anglia and keep all customers and staff safer.   Train operator, Greater Anglia, has now completed an upgrade of CCTV systems at every station –...

Free and fast WiFi for Birmingham New Street station passengers

Passengers at Birmingham New Street station can now get free and unlimited WiFi that is fast enough to support video calls and streaming. Network Rail’s upgraded service uses the latest technology so passengers can connect multiple devices without having to...

Stourbridge Junction named Britain’s favourite in “World Cup of Stations” poll

Stourbridge Junction has been named Britain’s favourite station after winning the World Cup of Stations 2021. The West Midlands Railway site claimed the accolade ahead of more than 2,500 stations after winning an online vote held by the Rail Delivery...

Prime Minister unveils GWR Intercity Express Train carrying special ‘We Mean Green’ livery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station this morning to unveil a special train livery outlining the environmental benefits of travelling by train. The livery is part of the rail industry’s ‘We Mean Green’...

Network Rail joins passengers at Leicester station to tackle trespass and vandalism

Network Rail, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry and British Transport Police joined passengers at Leicester station as part of a scheme to tackle trespass and vandalism on the railway. Teams spoke to passengers and people in the community about the dangers...

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Northern commuters encouraged to return to rail

Commuters are being encouraged to return to rail by Northern. The train operator has made significant improvements to its network...