More electric locomotives to be introduced

DB Schenker Rail are poised to introduce 32 additional, environmentally-friendly, electric locomotives for freight services between Germany and the Netherlands….

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Green light expected to be given for new station

The go ahead for a station at Surrey Canal Road, on the Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction East London Line extension, is expected by the end of the year….

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Rail Freight Group calls for less freight on roads

The Rail Freight Group has challenged the Government to incorporate the CO2 savings to be achieved by growing rail freight into its Copenhagen commitment.  The UK and…

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Manchester Metrolink gives passengers a fare holiday

Manchester Metrolink today gave passengers a second fare holiday as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for putting up with disruption during the city’s…

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Charles Belcher joins board of Grand Central Railway

Grand Central has appointed Charles Belcher to the company’s board. In over 38 years within the rail industry Charles has been MD of a number of TOCs,…

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Siemens unveil the first class 380

Siemens has shown the press the first of their class 380s, that are being constructed for ScotRail, at their Krefeld works. Comprising of 38 trains, a…

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Train companies confirm lowest fare rise since privatisation

Rail fares will rise by an average of 1.1% in January, well below the expected rate of inflation next year and the lowest increase since privatisation,…

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Bombardier Invites Passengers to Design the Interior of Future Trains

Bombardier Transportation has launched a worldwide web-based contest for the creation of innovative interior designs for trains. “YouRail –…

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Semaphore oasis abolished

  November 15th saw a key stage reached in enhancing the Gospel Oak to Barking line, known as the GOBLIN by commuters, with the closing of Harringay Park…

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£150M Delivers a new rail era for South Wales

- Biggest investment and improvement work in the Severn Tunnel Junction area in this generation. – Rail bottleneck at Severn Tunnel Junction untangled…

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Merseytravel celebrates 25 years of Merseylink

A vital Merseyside community service, supporting Merseyside residents with mobility problems who cannot use traditional public transport, has celebrated…

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East Coast Main Line must be in public hands for 3-5 years

Commenting on Lord Adonis’ announcement that the East Coast Main Line franchise will remain in public ownership for two years, Liberal Democrat Shadow…

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