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It’s time to level up transport funding in the East Midlands

Council Leaders, MPs and business leaders are calling on the Chancellor to use his forthcoming spending review (27th October 2021) to level-up transport funding,...

High performing rail timetable announced for Manchester

The core of a new timetable for rail services in and around Manchester has been approved for December 2022, focused on improving the performance...

Government restores the Dartmoor Line as services resume for first time in half a century next month

For the first time in nearly 50 years, regular passenger services will run on the Dartmoor Line, connecting Okehampton to Exeter. Services will launch...

Councillors, MPs and businesses join forces to ‘make voices heard’ on Hull rail electrification

Local councillors, MPs and businesses are being urged to join forces to make the case for electrifying and upgrading the railway lines in and...

Nearly £2 million to be given to tech start-ups to power up the transport revolution

Entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a better transport system will see their ideas brought to life from idea through to inception...

Prime Minister says Northern Powerhouse Rail will go ahead

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) will go-ahead. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference he described our national infrastructure as...

Mayor urges Government to back major transport investment bid for South Yorkshire

Mayor Dan Jarvis and South Yorkshire leaders have called on Ministers to back their plans for a transformative programme of transport investment in the...

Surbiton station set for major £6.7m upgrade

Work on building new staircases, a footbridge extension and ticket gates for platforms three and four at Surbiton station in Surrey has begun. The Network...

Search is on for a home for Great British Railways

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (4 October 2021) announced that a competition will be run to identify the headquarters for Great British Railways (GBR),...

Transport for East Midlands sets out ambitions for improving rail

Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) has published a refresh of its ‘Rail Strategic Statement in the East Midlands’ recently agreed by the TfEM...

First Minister marks completion of £120m Glasgow Queen Street rebuild

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Glasgow Queen Street station to join Scotland’s Railway in marking the official completion of the station’s £120 million Scottish...

Government takes over running of LSER services in response to over £25 million breach of franchise agreement

The Government will take over running services on Southeastern from 17 October 2021, after a serious breach of the franchise agreement’s “good faith” obligation...
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It’s full steam ahead for the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways thanks to a £3.1 million National Lottery grant

North Wales's largest tourist attraction - the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways - is celebrating after securing £3.1 million from The National Lottery Heritage...

Northern engineer celebrates 50 years in rail industry

A Northern engineer is celebrating half a century of working in the rail industry.   Craig Neild joined British Rail as an apprentice in 1971, working at Longsight Electric depot as he was living in Wythenshawe at the...

Prime Minister unveils GWR Intercity Express Train carrying special ‘We Mean Green’ livery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined Great Western Railway (GWR) Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station this morning to unveil a special train livery...

Network Rail joins passengers at Leicester station to tackle trespass and vandalism

Network Rail, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry and British Transport Police joined passengers at Leicester station as part of a scheme to tackle trespass and...