The work to get rid of waving

For many of us, flagging down a train as you would a bus would seem a little odd. But for some, those who use around...

Newts get moved in industry-first special licence

A highly protected species, much of what happens on a construction site can be stopped or changed when great crested newts are discovered. Ecologists need...

Network Rail signs major deal with EDF Renewables for green energy

Network Rail has made a significant step towards greener non-traction power. Signing a deal with EDF Renewables UK means that solar power – equivalent...

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Disruption expected during next ASLEF strike

Passengers are being warned to expect severe disruption to train services during the next strike by ASLEF drivers, scheduled for Saturday 13 August. Train drivers...

National Railway Museum loans oldest surviving Midland...

Midland Railway locomotive 158A has been transported to Barrow Hill roundhouse from Locomotion in Shildon, where the engine had been receiving conservation work and...

Stoke station entrance closed while loose stonework...

The main entrance to Stoke-on-Trent station was temporarily closed on Tuesday 2 August 2022 after a routine inspection discovered loose decorative stonework above platform...

National Railway Museum plans for new Central...

The National Railway Museum’s plans for its new Central Hall have been approved by the City of York Council’s planning committee. Located between the museum’s...

HS1 responds to ORR criticism on asset...

HS1 received a mixed review in the rail regulator’s annual assessment on the company’s operational and financial performance for the year 1 April 2021...

Scotland’s Mallaig line improvements completed

A £1.8 million programme of improvements to the Mallaig line at Lochailort in the West Highlands of Scotland has just been completed. Delivered by Network...

Rainbow train shows East Midlands Railway commitment...

An East Midlands Railway Class 158 train now carries a rainbow ‘swoosh’ design and the tagline 'Lets Roll with Pride' – all part of...

New app guides passengers with sight loss...

A new, cutting-edge technology which enables people with sight loss to navigate train stations with greater ease is on trial at South Western Railway’s...

Sopra Steria acquires software simulation specialist Graffica

European technology company Sopra Steria, recognised for its consulting, digital services and software development, has acquired Graffica, a specialist provider of simulation products, software...

Glasgow bridge to be rebuilt over next...

A bridge on the City Union line in Glasgow is about to be the subject of a 12-month refurbishment programme. The 150-year-old bridge spans the...

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Rolling stock industry descends on Derby for...

The Rolling Stock Networking exhibition and conference took place in Derby on 7 July 2022. Since its launch in 2018, ‘RSN’ has grown to feature...

Fact file: The record attempt to operate...

What is the record being attempted It is an attempt to run the world’s longest passenger train. Up until now that’s held by The Ghan....

The best of the rail industry on...

Much of the rail supply industry gathered at Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre, near Stratford upon Avon, for the annual Rail Live exhibition,...

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