New sculpture for Bootle Oriel Station

A new sculpture, ‘Past, Present and Future’ by local artist Stephen Hitchin, has been unveiled at Bootle Oriel Station. The giant steel sculpture,…

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Translink goes 100% green

Translink has signed a £1.24 million contract with energy supplier ESB Independent Energy (ESBIE) that will mean the public transport provider now purchases…

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Transport Select Committee calls for high-speed rail links to major airports

The Transport Select Committee, which has endorsed the Government’s support for a third runway at Heathrow, has called for major airports, especially…

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Severn Valley Railway on track to carry 1/4 of a million passengers

  The Severn Valley Railway is on course to have carried 250,000 passengers by the end of the season, only the second time the popular heritage line has…

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France proposes passenger rolling stock tax

  France, in a move that many fear will reduce competition, plans to introduce a rolling stock tax. The country’s draft 2010 finance bill includes…

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Japan’s hotels attract rail enthusiasts

  Hotels situated near some stations in Tokyo, in order to attract some of Japan’s 20,000 rail enthusiasts, have started marketing their rooms as…

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MSPs reject calls to reinstate Glasgow Airport rail link plans

Calls by opposition MPs to reinstate plans for a Glasgow Airport rail link have been rejected by MSPs. The scrapping of the rail link has caused outcry…

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Workington North station becomes transport interchange

The popular temporary station at Workington North, providing the only practical connection with the south of the town, now has its own feeder bus service…

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More parking spaces for Crewe

A further 365 car parking spaces are to be provided at Crewe station from December 14th. Virgin Trains has leased part of a lorry park in Cowley Way, a…

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Record performance

National Express train operator c2c and Merseyrail, a Serco – NedRailways Joint Venture, today celebrated a new record for train service performance…

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Easy as ABC

American news network ABC has named the Settle and Carlisle line the second best train journey in the world. The news network say that the line is more…

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Konnichiwa France

In pursuit of more European orders, Hitachi is hoping to win a large contract for rolling stock from Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais (SNCF)…

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