The concept designs feature plans to completely transform Waverley train station, making it a more accessible site for passengers.
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Every year around the world, billions of people travel by rail. But as passenger numbers continue to grow, and the expectations of passengers continue to be more demanding, the pressure on rail organisations to deliver high-quality passenger journeys increases.
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The new platform and track at Stevenage station will improve the reliability of Great Northern, Thameslink and London North Eastern Railway services.
The accreditation reassures passengers that Chiltern Railways is adhering to government and public health guidance amidst COVID-19.
By introducing the Amazon Hub Lockers across its network, Govia Thameslink Railway adds another layer of convenience for its passengers.
All train operators in Britain and Network Rail are now signed up to the Sunflower scheme, designed to enable people with non-visible disabilities to discreetly let others know that they might require a little more time, support or assistance when travelling.
Thameslink passengers using St Pancras station will now benefit from clearer, more comprehensive information on seven new screens at the street-level entrance to the operator’s subterranean platforms.
The UK government has dedicated £200,000 to develop better mobile connectivity for passengers when travelling across the UK rail network.
The investment will kickstart the development of the Transpennine line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester, improving connectivity across the North.
On trial until December 2020, the high-definition colour screen will provide passengers with easy-to-understand up-to-the-minute journey information.
Reports have suggested that public transport restrictions are under review in England as the government looks for ways to reboost the economy.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport Focus is urging the UK government to reform the fares and ticketing system to offer better value.
Yorkshire-based train company, Grand Central, has been rated the passengers’ favourite in a national survey of rail users.
Passengers have once again ranked Chiltern Railways as the best operator for journeys between London and the West Midlands and Oxford in the National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) from Transport Focus.
Trainline has launched a nationwide beta-test of Crowd Alerts, a crowd-sourced feature in its app to help customers alert their fellow travellers if it’s not possible to social distance on a specific train.
Commissioned by Network Rail, the ‘ThinkStation’ report provides a framework for the future design of local stations across Great Britain, following a wide-reaching engagement exercise.