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Thameslink to be added to London’s Tube Map

London’s famous Tube Map, well known to passengers and tourists, is to show an additional line over the coming weeks. The map already shows lines that aren’t the “Tube”. The driverless Docklands Light Railway, Emirates Airline and London Overground all...

New Paris Métro trains on show

The design of the trains for lines Paris Métro 15, 16 and 17, which will extend the network out to Île-de-France as part of the Grand Paris Express, has been put on display as part of the Les lignes...

Morgan Sindall to carry out detailed design of new Colindale Underground station

Transport for London has awarded Morgan Sindall a contract to complete the detailed design for the redevelopment of Colindale Tube station on London Underground’s Northern line. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure secured the contract following a mini-competition using London Underground’s Civils &...

Siemens Mobility orders new deep-tube train door systems from Knorr-Bremse IFE

Knorr-Bremse, the international manufacturer of braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won a major order to supply entrance systems to Siemens Mobility for the next generation of London Underground trains. Siemens Mobility is manufacturing 94 trains...

Scottish Government to provide emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

In response to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that it will provide up to £9 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams. These emergency measures will be in place...

Cover up on trains

Face coverings on trains, as well as other forms of public transport, became mandatory on 15 June. To prepare passengers, all of the train operators issued warnings and gave guidance. GWR even gave one of its trains a face mask! Government advice...

Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the new regulations during a television briefing on Coronavirus. He said: “As passenger numbers increase, and we expect this trend...

Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff for keeping freight and critical workers moving during the Covid-19 crisis. The selfie-videos, recorded mostly in their own homes, have been collated into...

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost has announced a partnership with South Western Railway (SWR), Europe’s largest rail commuter network, to install its...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of £1.6 billion of financial aid will help the tube and the buses keep running as income from...

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Rail industry supports Samaritans by getting active outdoors this summer

Rail staff encouraged tosign up to Samarathon, the charity’s annual virtual marathon, contributing rail industry volunteering initiative, Million Hour...