The Department for Transport have awarded a National Rail Contract to Great Western Railway to continue operating the Great Western network until at least 21 June 2025.
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The RIA, the Rail Freight Group and the High Speed Rail Group have united in condemning the UK Government’s plans to remove the Golborne Link from HS2.
RIA have welcomed the latest rail travel statistics released by the DfT which show passenger numbers approaching their highest levels since March 2020.
TfW have trialled a new digital service which provides personalised journey information announcements for passengers with hearing loss.
Kathryn Oldale, Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications at DB Cargo (UK) Limited, details the ways that the organisation has been encouraging businesses to increase the volume of rail freight in the UK, particularly through the Channel Tunnel.
DB Cargo UK have hosted cross industry talks about the future of international rail freight, discussing ways to increase the volume of rail freight through the Channel Tunnel.
After a near collision between a passenger train and two cars at Coltishall Lane user worked level crossing, the RAIB have released several recommendations.
The ORR has set out the key decisions needed for the successful delivery of the West Coast Main Line and East Coast Main Line timetable projects.
In First of a Kind’s sixth year, the UK Government is making £7.6 million available to support cutting-edge ideas for rail innovation.
The RIA has called for the DfT to publish the RNEP, which has not been updated in 900 days despite the government committing to annually update it.
The RIA have welcomed positive statistics from the DfT that show national rail passengers reached 80 per cent of pre pandemic levels on 18 March 2022.
As part of a UK government programme to boost inclusivity across the transportation network, Atkins have completed the 1,000th stations accessibility audit.
Govia Thameslink Railway have been awarded a National Rail Contract to continue operating the UK’s largest rail network; the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services.
A rail freight terminal in Northamptonshire has become the first in the UK to demonstrate an electrification system, boosting plans to reach net zero.
Rail journeys increased to 285 million in Britain over October and December 2021, marking the highest number of passenger journeys since January to March 2020.