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The Isle of Wight's railway infrastructure is to be modernised and its old fleet of trains replaced with former London Underground rolling stock in a bid to improve capacity and accessibility.
More than £21,000 has been invested in life-saving defibrillators which can now be found at 21 stations across the Wales and Borders route.
There is a strong case for high-speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion.
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has launched a new campaign which asks the UK Government to be transparent in the amount of funding available to the rail industry over the coming years.
New changes have been announced by the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) that will give passengers simpler, cheaper fares thanks to an overhaul of the ticketing process.
Lack of accessibility causes poor experiences of train travel across the UK; with inadequate station infrastructure, difficulty finding a seat or the toilet, and lack of public understanding all cited as common problems.
UK government pledges investment in cleaner and greener transport has been welcomed by the industry as railways are leading the way in green technology.
Taking over from Virgin, First Trenitalia will run services on the West Coast Main Line, with passengers set to benefit from more seats, extra services, simplified fares and station upgrades.
The UK government has revealed it has cancelled the competition for the next Southeastern rail franchise citing the Williams Review which is due to be published in the autumn.
Due to begin operation across the East Midlands network by 2022, the 33 new Hitachi trains will improve the passenger experience with more seats, more services, faster trains and better stations for passengers.
Up to £58 million in funding will see Cardiff Central Station transformed into a more modern, highly accessible building, with platforms suited to longer trains in a bid to ease overcrowding.