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£70 billion blueprint to transform the North’s economy

Transport for the North has today (31st January 2018) set out an ambitious vision for the future of the North’s economy, unveiling draft proposals...

Rail experts: Ambitious decarbonisation plan for rail is possible

Britain's railways could remove diesel-only passenger trains from the network and make substantial progress towards decarbonising their operations by 2040, according to leading rail...

Rail regulator publishes 2017-18 rail funding and expenditure data

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its annual report showing how the railway was funded in 2017-18 and how that...

RSSB launches Wellbeing Champion Toolbox

RSSB has launched a Wellbeing Champion Toolbox to help rail companies support the health and wellbeing of their employees. ​The toolbox provides guidance on establishing...

Neil Ovenden appointed new New RISAS Chair

​Neil Ovenden has been appointed as the new Chair of the RISAS Committee and is set to oversee a review of the scheme. RISAS is...

Consultation underway on new rail line between Bedford and Cambridge

Ambitious plans for a new rail line between Bedford and Cambridge come one step closer to fruition today, as the East West Railway Company...

Grayling and Burnham hail Greater Manchester tram network as model for new opportunities

A shared commitment to expanding the Greater Manchester tram network through tram-train services, enabling faster, more reliable journeys across the network and cutting congestion,...

Party leaders urged to publicly commit to completion of HS2 Phase Two

West Midlands transport bosses are among more than 40 prominent figures to have signed an open letter calling on party leaders to publicly commit to completing...

Public information event planned for Soham station proposals

Plans for a new station in Soham will be on public display at an information event planned for the end of February. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough...

A rail investigation summary from RSSB – December 2018

This is a collation of some of the world’s railway formal inquiry reports. It includes a brief incident synopsis, along with the main causes...

Transport for the North announces new Strategy and Programme Director

Transport for the North has announced Jeremy Bloom, a senior industry leader with 28 years of experience, as Strategy and Programme Director. Jeremy is set...

West Midlands rail revolution promised as new 30 year strategy approved

A revolution in rail services across the West Midlands is outlined in a new 30 year investment strategy. The Rail Investment Strategy, published today by...
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