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£20 million in Budget for Midlands Rail Hub

Midlands Connect's flagship Midlands Rail Hub plans have been awarded £20 million in the Chancellor's Budget, taking the £2 billion package of improvements to...

Leaders secure £1.8 billion devolution deal unlocking decades of investment for West Yorkshire

An ambitious West Yorkshire devolution deal unlocking more than £1.8 billion in investment to drive up living standards through better transport, improved skills and stronger businesses, while tackling the climate emergency, has...

Upholland tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

A historic railway tunnel in West Lancashire is being made more reliable for passengers this month. More than £1m is being invested in Upholland tunnel,...

Government funds £100m project to boost frequency and reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro

The Government has today agreed to fund a £100m scheme to increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and...

HS2 uncovers world’s oldest railway roundhouse at Curzon Street archaeological site

HS2 Ltd has unearthed what is thought to be the world's oldest railway roundhouse at the construction site of its Birmingham Curzon Street station. The...

First trainee roles announced for Goole rail manufacturing project

Siemens Mobility Limited today announced the first trainee roles for its new world-class rail manufacturing facility in Goole, East Yorkshire. The 12 apprenticeships will be...

GB Railfreight invest £3 million in new Peterborough office

GB Railfreight are very excited to unveil the plans for a £3 million new operational and training facility in Peterborough. Founded in 1999 and headquartered...

Budget 2020: The calls from railway organisations

The first Budget of Boris Johnson’s majority government is revealed on Wednesday with changes to tax, pensions and social care among the issues set...

East West Railway Company invites bids for short-term rolling stock contract as it goes shopping for trains

East West Railway Company opts for a short-term solution of leasing trains for the section of East West Rail between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and...

“Empower us to deliver for our region” Northern leaders tell Chancellor ahead of Budget

Northern leaders are urging the Chancellor to reform the way funding decisions are made and provide a dedicated 'Northern Budget' so they can provide...

Construction work ready to begin at HS2’s ‘Interchange’ station site near Birmingham Airport

Preparatory work has almost been completed and now major structures are being put in place on the site of HS2's new Interchange station -...

Trafford Park Line opening date announced

Metrolink will open doors to some of the region’s most iconic visitor destinations when the new £350m Trafford Park Line launches on Sunday 22...
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Well-being in the SWGR workplace has never been more important Having a people culture and well-being strategy is no longer a ‘nice to do’ in...

Heritage stations restored for Manchester to Wigan passengers

Two heritage railway stations on the Manchester, Atherton and Wigan line have been improved for Northern passengers. Victorian platform canopies at Walkden and Swinton stations...

Sustainable furniture for transport hubs on a journey to go full circle

Sustainability has been at the heart of Green Furniture Concept since its inception more than 10 years ago. Now, the company, transforming UK railway...

Journey4 appointed by Northern to help develop business plan

Rail specialists Journey4 has been appointed by Northern to support the development of its business plan. Working closely with Northern’s senior leaders, the company was able...