Network Rail has published its second phase of the decade-long Network Operating Strategy, which aims to provide a better experience for passengers and freight users.
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The Department for Transport (DfT) has unveiled a range of initiatives to remove barriers and improve confidence for disabled people as they return to trains after the pandemic.
A survey from Transport Focus has revealed that passengers prefer modern white-on-black information displays rather than the traditional orange-on-black dot matrix boards.
The groundbreaking Transport Decarbonisation Plan includes the aim to create a net zero rail network by 2050.
The Rail Delivery Group has outlined six recommendations for the UK government to support shift more freight on to rail and off of the roads.
The funding will support the development of the Rail Data Marketplace, which will ultimately improve journeys for passengers across the UK.
New flexible rail tickets will give commuters more freedom and flexibility, matching modern working habits.
RDG has warned the UK government that moving ahead with its aviation tax reform would equate to 27,000 tonnes of additional carbon emissions a year as people shift from rail to flying due to air fares becoming cheaper.
A new app has been launched in Great Britain that will make it easier and quicker for disabled people to request assistance for their train journeys, helping people to travel with confidence.
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
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 Alert Me by Messenger technology provides rail passengers with the available transport options and information regarding disruption and crowding.
The Rail Delivery Group's newest report outlines that rail freight delivers £2.5 billion in economic and social benefits to the UK annually, as well as significantly contributing to sustainability targets.
Following the publication of the Sustainable Stations: Best Practice Guide, all station managing companies in the UK have pledged their commitment to making the country's railway stations more sustainable.
In order to meet the government’s legally binding net zero commitments, 15 UK rail industry stakeholders have called for an immediate programme of electrification.