Quieter train journeys are set to become the norm after the UK government has announced it will identify and remove repetitive and unnecessary on-board announcements on trains in England.
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In the first of its kind in Wales, Transport for Wales has launched a new apprenticeship scheme to find the next generation of train drivers.
The government has shared its proposals to transform the rail network in the North and Midlands, but leaders in the rail the industry are voicing their concerns about the abandonment of the HS2 Eastern Leg and the scaling back of Northern Powerhouse Rail.
UK rail industry experts have reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2021 and Spending Review which includes £46 billion investment for railways.
DB Cargo UK’s ‘Freight belongs on rail’ campaign will lobby for a legally-binding target for future modal shift to switch freight from road to rail, with aims to encourage other businesses to follow.
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Transport for the North (TfN) says there are more reasons than ever to consider the train as an alternative means of travel.
Academic research conducted by UCL Professors and the rail industry has revealed that commuting by rail significantly improves a passenger’s workday, including their productivity and wellbeing.
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.
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.