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Train operator and communities come together to plan a positive future for rural branch lines

Ensuring a thriving future for East Anglia’s rural rail branch lines was the focus at Greater Anglia’s annual community rail conference held last week,...

Northern Powerhouse Rail could boost economy by £22 billion in the next three decades

One key section of Northern Powerhouse Rail alone could deliver a £22bn boost to the Northern economy by 2060 – nearly £8bn more than...

Borderlands Partnership publishes their prospectus for the Borders Railway extension

The Borderlands Partnership has published a Borders Railway Prospectus which will inform ongoing discussions with the UK and Scottish governments for the extension of...

Transport for London teams up with Black Cultural Archives to launch Britain’s first ever Black History Tube map

Transport for London (TfL) has teamed up with Black Cultural Archives to launch the first ever Black History Tube map, celebrating the rich and varied contribution...

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...

Transport for London unveils memorial design for London’s transport workers who tragically lost their lives to coronavirus

Transport for London (TfL) has released designs for a new permanent memorial to London’s transport workers who have tragically lost their lives to coronavirus. The...

White Rose University Consortium to fund Railways and Slavery Research Project

Universities and museums across Yorkshire and the North of England will explore the links between the railways and the global slave trade as part...

Upgrades continue at Leeds station this month in project to remodel track

Work is ramping up on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to bring more reliable services for passengers. On Saturday...

Voting for nation’s favourite railway station in the World Cup of Stations kicks off

People up and down Britain can now vote for their favourite railway stations this week as the 2021 World Cup of Stations kicks off. The...

Rail electrification programme given the go-ahead

Work on the East Kilbride and Barrhead Electrification Project has moved a step closer. The scheme has been developed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail...

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...

University railway station development takes major step forward with canal bridge installation

The installation of a new canal bridge has marked a major milestone in the £56 million redevelopment of University railway station in Birmingham. Spanning the...
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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...