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“Compelling case” to level up northern economy through rail innovation

Greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the economy in the north of England, argues a report by economics...

Network Rail and partners launch Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub

Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram have together launched the Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub, containing a wealth of...

Office of Rail and Road publish stats on rail complaints, punctuality and compensation

ORR has published statistics on passenger rail service complaints for the second quarter of 2020-21 (July, August, September). This revealed that nationally there were 41,183 complaints closed...

‘Fragmented under-funding of transport must end in order to boost Union connectivity’ says Transport for the North

A holistic, sustainable and collaborative approach to transport investment is the key to enhancing the UK’s connectivity and unlocking opportunities for people and businesses,...

A series exploring Non-Technical Skills (NTS) and how they can benefit safety critical organisations

6 of 8 – What NTS are most important to depot drivers? After a short break, Dr Stephen Fletcher, occupational psychologist and director at the...

‘Route Map’ for light rail plans

A comprehensive 'route map' to help keep proposed light rail schemes on track has been published by UKTram. Developed by the experts at the organisation's...

Hydrogen Train Project looks back to the future

A project aiming to transform the future of the rail industry is underway at the home of Scotland’s railway heritage. A retired ScotRail Class 314...

Share your views on strategic North East Transport Plan

A public consultation is well underway to secure feedback on the North East's first Transport Plan; an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major improvements across the region up to 2035.

Supporting the railway industry through technical documentation

International technology company Semcon is helping companies in the railway industry stay on track with their advanced technical documentation.

New figures reveal more trains arriving on time in the East

The number of Greater Anglia trains running on time increased by over 16% this year compared to last year, new figures show.

Focus rail investment on linking key cities in North and Midlands to unlock economic benefits, says Commission

Improving rail links between cities in the North and Midlands should be the first priority of a new approach to end stop-start investments and help level up the UK as part of a wider economic strategy, according to a major new report by the National Infrastructure Commission.

Passenger numbers increased by almost 100 million when first lockdown eased

Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain increased by almost 100 million in July, August and September (Q2 2020/21) compared to the first quarter of the year as the first lockdown eased.
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