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Rail minister asked for strategy on GBR fare reform

Rail minister, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, has been asked to set out plans for the government’s upcoming fare reform. The Built Environment Committee asked for the...

Private sector says squeezing it out of rail could lead to funding issues and lost innovation

The government could miss out on innovation and run up long-term costs if it cuts private sector involvement, a body representing rail transport operators...

Leicester’s railway station revamp plans get major cash boost

Ambitious plans to transform the entrance to Leicester’s historic railway station have been given a major boost with the award of almost £18million of...

Restoring Your Railway: new winners announced, as government returns lost railway connections

Towns and communities across England and Wales left isolated when their railways were closed are one step closer to having their connections restored, as...

Budget: Chancellor announces £46 billion investment in railways, but no mention of HS2

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government is investing £46 billion in railways. Delivering a post-Brexit, post-pandemic Budget he said £5.7 billion will be provided...

Minister visits CAF world-class production facility in Newport

CAF was delighted to welcome Vaughan Gething MS, Minster for Economy to its factory in Newport to showcase its highly-skilled workforce and world-class production...

£6.9 billion local transport revolution to be announced in Budget and Spending Review

A £6.9 billion local transport revolution to level up commutes and journey times across England’s cities is expected to be announced by the Chancellor...

DB Cargo UK launches major new campaign to encourage modal shift from road to rail

‘Freight belongs on rail!’ is the message DB Cargo UK plans to take to the heart of Government as part of a major new...

Minister weighs possible costs of COVID, delays and protests on HS2

The Minister for HS2 has said costs as high as £2billion – caused by COVID, delays, protests, changed cost estimates and works to facilitate...

RIA asks Government to publish Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline urgently, as two year milestone is passed

It is now exactly two years since the Government last published its Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP), the list of around £9bn of improvements...

Rail industry responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy

The Director General at the Rail Delivery Group has called on the government to commit to a long term programme of investment, to decarbonise...

Campaigners urge Chancellor to freeze fares or lose passengers

Campaigners and rail passengers are urging the Chancellor to freeze rail fares next year to help get people back on board trains and put the brakes on the car-led...
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Intercity operator gets accreditation for accessible website

Avanti West Coast says it is the first train operator to win an accreditation from the Shaw Trust for the accessibility of its website. Accordingly,...