The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
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The development of the train manufacturing site in Goole will create up to 700 direct jobs, with a further 250 roles created during the construction phase and an additional 1,700 indirect supply chain opportunities.
Claire brings more than two decades of experience to her new role, which she is due to begin on 4 January 2021.
After the announcement in August 2020 that Crossrail Ltd would require funding beyond the original agreed funding envelope, a new £85 million package has been agreed upon.
Significant progress has been made in delivering the three 'Act Now' priorities since their original publication in July 2020.
The COVO-RAIL™ system is an innovative new system that allows passengers to queue comfortably and conveniently while maintaining social distancing.
Nigel Holness brings with him over 30 years’ rail industry experience and has worked at Board and senior executive level in a range of roles including Interim Managing Director for London Underground and Programme Director and Deputy Managing Director at MTR Crossrail (now MTR Elizabeth Line).
Previously scheduled to open in 2021, the introduction of the central section of the Crossrail Elizabeth line into passenger service has been delayed.
As Londoners continue to stay home in order to save lives, a drastic fall in passengers has lead Transport for London to furlough staff in order to stay financially stable.
Network Rail has joined the board of the Transport for the South East partnership - a new body created to improve the transport network and grow the economy of the UK's South East area.
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has published a masterplan which details a strategy to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040.
Over 350 Arriva Rail London employees will complete a training course to improve the travelling experience of passengers on the London Overground who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The report suggests that there are separate, smaller projects which could deliver some of Crossrail 2's objectives at better value for money.
For the fourth consecutive year, MTR has been rated the best railway operator in the 2019 Swedish Quality Index survey with over 90 per cent passenger satisfaction.
The proposed £200 million development at Goole 36 reaches major milestone as the first phase of manufacturing facilities are expected to open in 2023.