Network Rail has teamed up with Bristol Sight Loss Council (BSLC) to launch a first-of-its-kind audio guide for Bristol Temple Meads station, to assist blind and partially sighted people.
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Daniel Edwards has been appointed as the new Business Lead and Director for Heathrow Express.
Grand Union is seeking to introduce new and competitive train services between Carmarthen and London Paddington and Stirling and London Euston. Here, Managing Director, Ian Yeowart, writes about how this new open access operator will aim to provide a new customer-focused standard of train service, which challenges and changes the…
Any organisation connected with the complex, fast-changing environment of rail can always do with help to keep up with latest developments, and tools to work more efficiently. That’s why more and more are becoming affiliates of the Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB), the independent, not‑for‑profit body that works for…
Cutting-edge live monitoring technology is being installed across Great Western Railway’s high-speed fleet of 93 intercity trains, set to boost fleet availability by over 100 days per year.
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.
Network Rail and GWR are investing £6.55 million in the construction of three new sidings in Penzance that will help longer trains to run.
Following safety issues that lead to the withdrawal of Hitachi Rail’s Class 800 series trains in May 2021, ORR have published a safety review with several recommendations.
GWR has signed a deal with Vivarail to trial a new battery-charging technology on its network, the trial will take place on the Greenford branch line.
As a first for the UK rail industry, Network Rail has launched a new innovative pilot project that integrates its traffic management system with Great Western Railway’s crew and stock software.
Until November 2021, Network Rail and GWR are trialling a new passenger information service that provides enhanced travel information regarding train delays and disruptions.
The Oxfordshire Rail Corridor Study has outlined a number of future improvements to increase interconnectivity across Oxfordshire.
HS2 will use the digital virtual reality to assess and, if necessary, refine its designs in order to help passengers to move smoothly and efficiently around Old Oak Common station.
Following the disruption caused by the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Class 800 and 385 series trains in May 2021, ORR is set to undertake a review of the impact of the incident on safety and passengers.
With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.