Great Western route in World Heritage site bid

The Great Western route between London Paddington and Bristol has been included on a list of possible sites to be granted World Heritage status by the…

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Rail staff to receive training in martial arts

Despite being one of the safest rail systems in the world, Japanese rail staff in big cities are being offered lessons in martial arts to fend off attacks…

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TOC complaints drop to record levels

Figures published today by the Office of Rail Regulation show record low levels of customer complaints for a complete financial year. There were 46 complaints…

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ORR’s freight customer survey highlights optimism for rail freight sector

Customers of rail freight companies believe that there is room for further growth in the rail freight sector despite the current economic climate, according…

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Northern Rail’s top awards for innovation

Northern Rail is celebrating after scooping two top national awards and four commendations at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards. The train operator…

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Winchester Rail Bridge Works Near Completion

The second of three bridges in the Winchester area which are being rebuilt to enable freight to be transported by rail in a quicker, cheaper and greener…

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New report says that rail freight is vital to UK economy

Network Rail says that new research, from the company’s Value and importance of rail freight study, shows that the British economy is boosted annually…

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200 Rail Apprentices get track to work

More than 200 apprentices have started work for real at railway depots across Britain after completing their first year at Europe’s largest engineering…

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DRS and DBS work together

Direct Rail Services has commenced transporting up to 8 oil tanks for D B Schenker on its overnight trunk service between Mossend and Inverness. Not only…

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EMT fuel trial success

East Midlands Trains has announced that their trial, the first of its kind in the UK,  of the innovative DiesoLIFT™ 10 fuel additive has demonstrated…

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Huge investment to be made in German rail network

Deutsche Bahn is planning to invest 41 billion euros in Germany’s rail network between now and 2014. This will see trains and infrastructure refurbished…

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Decision on IEP to be made in October

The Department for Transport has said that a decision on the future of the Intercity Express Programme will be made in October, as part of a wider review…

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