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Emergency alarms causes 17 hours of rail delays in just six months

Rail passengers activating emergency alarms on Greater Anglia trains have caused over 17 hours of delays in just six months. The train company is reminding...

Northern’s new maps let customers virtually explore stations in 3D

New interactive maps are set to be added to Northern’s website, making it easier for customers to navigate through the rail operator's stations –...

Work to start to build new ticket office at Ipswich station

Customers using Ipswich railway station are being advised of changes during the coming weeks, as Greater Anglia carries out improvements work to relocate the...

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...

Osterley becomes London’s 89th step-free Tube station

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Osterley Underground station on the Piccadilly line has become step-free, helping people with accessibility needs to access the station...

Essential track maintenance work around the Severn Tunnel

Some train services via Bristol Parkway will be affected by essential track maintenance planned to take place over weekends in October. Maintenance work both inside...

Rail regulator statistics show start of return of rail passengers

Figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) show that rail travel started to rebound between April and June 2021, following the gradual...

More than five million contactless journeys made on Metrolink

Metrolink’s ‘London-style’ pay-as-you-go contactless system is proving more popular than ever, with more than 5 million journeys now having been made since its launch. The...

No repercussions for disability hate crimes on rail networks

Despite lockdowns and low transport use, disability hate crime on rail networks remains a worrying issue, with 16% of disability hate crime reports to...

Virtual reality simulation to play part in more accessible railway

A new “Serious Game” Virtual Reality Simulation is being developed to support disabled people to better access travel on Northern’s services. The first of its...

Greater Anglia and region’s Community Rail Partnerships get on board for brighter journeys amid return to workplaces

As the nation continues to readjust to life after lockdown, the rail industry joins Network Rail and Chasing the Stigma to encourage those who...

Crash survivor Carl calls on more people who need assistance to use the railway

Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, has appointed a new Accessibility Lead, wheelchair user Carl Martin. Recently disabled, Carl believes “access to transport is...
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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...