LRSSB funding will help with safety projects

The LRSSB will be pressing ahead with work for light rail safety in the UK after the government allocated £3.3 million in funding. The money...

Viaducts get planning permission

HS2 has been given planning consent by Birmingham City Council for two viaducts which will bring high speed trains into Curzon Street station in...

South Western Railway selects its new chief operating officer

Stuart Meek has been chosen to become South Western Railway's next chief operating officer -- undertaking Mike Houghton's duties after he retired earlier this...

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Rail prepares for strike action as talks...

It now appears that, despite talks taking place up to the last minute between RMT and rail operators, that the first of three days...

Deadline for TfL funding looms

As the deadline looms for a new funding agreement from the Government for Transport for London (TfL), so calls have been made for a...

An important moment for tactile paving on...

The Tyne & Wear Metro has announced it is England’s first railway to have tactile paving on every platform. The paving provides an important accessibility...

Alan Titchmarsh visits Northern station to judge...

Alan Titchmarsh was the judge when five primary schools assembled their own ground forces to see which had the most green-fingered gardeners at a...

ORR passenger numbers indicate major improvements but...

Richard Clinnick takes a look at the figures released by ORR, which indicate a major improvement on one of rail's most trying times, but...

Avanti trains reach a milestone two-and-a-half years...

In what the operator is calling a major milestone, the first of Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains has entered static testing at...

Go-Ahead Group board agrees offer for takeover…...

Go-Ahead Group’s board has accepted a takeover offer worth in the region of £650 million, but it might get yet another offer in very...

Historic Caledonia Works site officially opened by...

It was preserved even as COVID-19 put the whole rail industry on the back foot, and now the Caledonia Works has been opened by...

GWR announces new National Rail Contract

Great Western Railway (GWR) has announced it has won a new National Rail Contract, just as parent company FirstGroup announced positive financial results in...

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EVENTS

Rail Business Daily conference at RSN will...

Inspiring Rail People by Inspiring Rail People is the theme for this year’s Rail Business Daily (RBD) conference at Rolling Stock Networking (RSN). The annual conference –...

RISQS: Delivering both value and benefit to...

Members of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) gathered in Coventry recently for the organisation’s second ‘annual’ conference. RISQS is the pre-qualification service which...

Depot Optimisation Focus At Rolling Stock Maintenance...

As passenger rail operators seek to realise cost reductions through smarter, combined approaches to maintenance strategies and through new technologies to automate maintenance activities,...

Rail on track for Jubilee celebrations

Network Rail has said it is scaling back its engineering work over the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend. This is obviously great news for those wanting...

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