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Spending Review: Unleash potential of the railways to help build back better

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the national trade body for the rail supply chain, has set out 'six key actions' for the Government in...

First day of services on SE Trains, as Southeastern enters new ownership

Rail services across the south east transferred successfully into the public sector yesterday, under the ownership of SE Trains, part of the Department for...

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...

Proposals submitted to review reopening Ferryhill railway station

A North East council has submitted proposals to the government to consider the reopening of a town's railway station. Durham County Council has submitted proposals...

Transport charity calls for cheaper train tickets and a ban on domestic flights to help tackle climate change

Campaign for Better Transport is calling on the Government to ban some domestic flights and do more to promote rail as a greener alternative to help tackle climate change. The national transport charity is calling...

Bradford leaders urge government to seize £30 billion prize

Bradford Council is seeking government support to deliver Britain’s number one levelling-up opportunity. In a letter to Michael Gove MP, the new Secretary of State...

Rail Passenger Service Contracts market engagement day announced

The first phase of industry engagement on new Passenger Service Contracts will begin on 4th November, bringing Government and stakeholders together to ensure a...

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...
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Intercity operator gets accreditation for accessible website

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