Andy Mellors will leave his current position at South Western Railway in order to undertake the new role at First Rail from 6 January 2020.
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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.
On 30 October 2018, more than 150 delegates attended RSSB’s Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail conference. This was borne out of and inspired by the UK Minister for Transport, Jo Johnson’s decree, back in February 2018, in which he said, “I would like to see us take all diesel-only…
12 May 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
The ORR has approved Virgin Trains East Coast and FirstGroup application for new services travelling on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).
23 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
FirstGroup’s application for the extension of track on its First Hull Trains operation has been approved by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for a further 10 years.
4 February 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced two shortlisted companies who will compete for the next South Western rail franchise in June 2017.
23 December 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises have been officially confirmed by the Department for Transport, awarding contracts to Arriva Rail North and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd.
9 December 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
In a measure to ensure the development of a Northern Powerhouse, the UK government has announced its intention to award Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises to Arriva Rail North Ltd. and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd.
15 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Hull Trains, operated by First, is trialling an industry-first on board USB charger for mobile devices without the need for customers to carry bulky three-pin plugs.
8 October 2014 | By FirstGroup
FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, has been informed by Transport Scotland that it has not been awarded the new ScotRail franchise...
17 January 2014 | By Department for Transport
The shortlist of bidders that will be invited to deliver proposals for improved services for passengers on the InterCity East Coast rail franchise was announced by the government...
4 December 2013 | By First Great Western
Running services out of London Paddington, across the South and West of England and South Wales, the former Greater Western franchise began operating on 1 April 2006. Operated by First Group and branded as First Great Western, the network combines the previous Great Western Intercity, London and Thames Valley, and…