The new investment in the East Coast Main Line will result in a more reliable and sustainable rail network.
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ORR figures have found that 990 million journeys were made in Britain over the last year, a huge increase from 2020-21 where only 388 million journeys were made.
UK Rail for Ukraine will be sending more than a million items of aid to Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in the region.
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.
The new website will offer international customers the option to purchase train tickets in their own language and currency, expediting the travel process.
Here, Patrick McDougall, CEO of Nexus Alpha, provides thoughts on a number of topics, from how to improve customer information, how the industry reacted to COVID-19, through to sustainability and how solar powered passenger information signs can help train operators move towards net zero.
From December 2021, TransPennine Express will launch a new service between Newcastle and Edinburgh calling at several key stations in Northumberland.
The project to replace the over 40-year-old tracks and track layout on the 1.5 mile approach into London King's Cross station has been completed.
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.
The UK Rail Minister has requested a comprehensive plan from Hitachi to identify the extent of cracking found on some Class 800 Series trains, and has asked the rail industry to urgently set out a strategy to resolve prolonged passenger and network disruption.
The rail industry continually strives to identify ways to ensure that train users have the best possible experience, and travelling through train stations plays a huge part in this. Although train stations are understandably much quieter at the moment, passengers will eventually return – so, how will train stations adapt…
In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: the progress of the Hamburg/Bremen–Hanover rail project and its future opportunities; the value of Rail Freight Corridor ‘Amber’ to the overall network of RFCs; a Roundtable on the Future of Train Stations; and…
LNER is aiming to increase the number of train driver applications from women to 40 per cent by 2025, compared to 17 per cent in 2020.
Rebecca Dartnall, Head of Digital Products at London North Eastern Railway (LNER), reflects on the leap that rail passengers have made in terms of technology, particularly smart ticketing, in the last year. Is now the time to take this progress further, and make smart payments an inherent part of our…