Train companies confirm refund arrangements if services hit by strikes

Train companies have today confirmed the refund and change of travel arrangements that will apply during the planned RMT industrial action next week. The…

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Government’s Rail Franchise proposals fall well short of what is needed for passengers and taxpayers

Government proposals to reform the way that rail services are run would do little to improve services for passengers and miss an opportunity to reduce…

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Rail strike ballot ‘not valid’ says Network Rail

Network Rail will this afternoon go to the High Court seeking an injunction to prevent a national rail strike. The company has uncovered what it believes…

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Japan to launch first hybrid locomotive later this year

  Japan’s first hybrid powered locomotive is due to enter service later this year. Initially Japan Freight Railway Company’s HD-300 locomotive…

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Network Rail issues tender for to improve capacity at Stockley Flyover

Network Rail has issued an invitation to tender to progress the development of a major rail infrastructure project at Stockley Flyover in west London….

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Network Rail issues major design and build tender for Crossrail surface works

Network Rail has issued its first major design and build tender for the surface section of Crossrail. The invitation to tender covers a two-mile stretch…

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Rail talks restart and contingency plans outlined

Talks aimed at resolving the on-going rail dispute continued at ACAS. Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer services, said: “More talks…

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Tube Lines’ apprentices graduate with distinction

Tomorrow’s rail engineers were last night honoured at Tube Lines’ Apprentice of the Year celebrations. Young engineering apprentices last night attended…

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World’s most powerful crane lifts in new Durham footbridge

A recent addition to the Durham skyline proved its worth this weekend as the world’s most powerful mobile crane was used to lift a new footbridge into…

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Impact of threatened rail strikes: update

Train companies are working with Network Rail to establish the impact of the planned strike on services and expect from Thursday 1 April to be able to…

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ATOC responds to Liberal Democrat rail fares proposals

In response to Liberal Democrat proposals on rail fares, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), said:…

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LRTA Officers’ Conference supports Edinburgh Trams

The officers of the Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA) at their conference in Manchester today (Saturday 27 March 2010) reaffirmed their support for…

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