Plans to keep passengers moving at key London 2012 station get the go-ahead

A range of temporary measures to keep passengers moving at West Ham station during the London 2012 Games have been given planning permission, the Olympic…

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Floods expose madness of plans to slash rail maintenance jobs

RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the impact of the floods on the West Coast Main Line exposes the potentially fatal flaws in Network Rail’s plans to…

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Launch of new South West Trains website makes it even easier to book online

South West Trains customers are now being given easier access to booking tickets online, following the launch of the company’s new website. The new website,…

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Brown pledges support for high speed rail links

Gordon Brown has announced, at the Confederation of British Industry annual conference, that a new company will be formed to create high speed links between…

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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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