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Metro ‘superheroes’ to be celebrated in their own comic book

The work of frontline staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be celebrated by a specially stylised comic book. Local artist Mike Duckett is drawing the 40-page comic in homage to the ‘everyday superheroes’ who undertake customer service...

SWR welcomes new Community Rail Partnerships to the ‘family’

South Western Railway (SWR) has announced the formation of two new Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) which will serve stations on the SWR network from Alton to Wanborough (including Ash Vale) and within the southern part of the London Borough...

Mayor opens newly redeveloped March railway station

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayor Dr Nik Johnson has officially opened the newly developed March Railway Station and car park at a special ceremony. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Colonel Mark Knight MBE; Fenland District Council Leader, Cllr Chris Seaton,...

Birmingham communities to help pick new station names

Construction work on three new stations on south Birmingham’s Camp Hill line is due to start later this year, but only the name of one station – Kings Heath - has been agreed. Now, residents in Stirchley and Moseley are...

New pub at Lancaster station celebrates rail history

A new pub has opened its doors at Lancaster station following works by a local brewery, Avanti West Coast and Network Rail to restore a space which remained unused for more than 40 years  Tite & Locke, a cask and...

Brighter Journeys campaign aims to boost mental health at stations

This Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May) will see the Brighter Journeys campaign grace the concourses of Britain’s railway stations as a way of making them brighter, happier community hubs. The joint campaign between the rail industry and mental health...

Work begins on new platform at Barrow Haven

A brand-new £1.3m platform is being built at a North Lincolnshire station as part of a significant project to reinvigorate passengers’ experience and make train travel more attractive. Barrow Haven station’s existing platform will be stripped out and replaced with...

TfL seeks suppliers for next stage in Elephant & Castle Capacity Upgrade

Transport for London (TfL) has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) seeking suppliers to deliver the next stage of the vital capacity upgrade project at Elephant & Castle Tube station. The multi-million pound contract, which is funded by the Greater...

New bike parking hub opened at Bedford station

Bedford and Kempston MP Mohammad Yasin has opened Thameslink’s new cycle parking hub at Bedford station. With two-tier storage for up to 322 bikes and seven charging bays for electric bikes, the hub is covered by CCTV and has free...

South West connectivity boost as rail frequency set to increase

Two direct trains per hour will once again run between Weymouth and London Waterloo, following the introduction of South Western Railway’s (SWR) new timetable on Sunday 15 May. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic one train per hour has...

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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...