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Rail journeys fall to July levels following rise of Omicron variant

New figures show fewer people are travelling by train following the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Provisional figures published by the government today show...

Urban Transport Group: City regions must help shape rail reform

City regions must ‘have a seat at the table’ when decisions are taken about how the Government’s reform of the railways is implemented –...

Report highlights importance of links to nearby towns

Towns are helped – not hindered – by links to nearby cities, according to a new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Levelling up northern...

Watchdog: more difficult to update rail passengers about works during pandemic

An independent watchdog has said that rail operators found it more difficult to notify passengers of engineering works this year. It says this is due...

Construction price inflation likely to continue into 2022

Arcadis is predicting that the price of construction will continue to inflate into 2022, thanks to the energy crisis. The design and consultancy business has...

Survey shows increasing confidence in rail as an innovative sector

A new survey suggests that rail professionals are becoming more confident the industry is innovative. The new report, from the Railway Industry Association (RIA), compares...

Iskandar Regional Development Authority Signs MoU with West Midlands Combined Authority

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Malaysian government body to co-operate in the area of...

Coronavirus pandemic leads to £8.6 billion drop in rail fares income

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its Rail Industry Finance (UK) 2020-21 report, which reveals the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

New detailed programme of air quality monitoring introduced across Britain’s railways

RSSB has launched the Stations Air Quality Monitoring Network (AQMN) a £4.5million programme, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT). The AQMN is the...

The new innovative online Rail Social Value Tool goes live for early adopters

Early adopters in the rail industry have today gained access to RSSB’s new online tool for measuring the social value of their projects, day-to-day...

London Stratford takes the top spot as the top stop

London’s Stratford station was the top stop for passengers during the pandemic. The station, the Office of Rail and Road says, had the most people...

YouGov: Wales has worst rated train services in poll

YouGov has released the findings of a recent poll which says that Wales has the worst rating from passengers for rail services. YouGov  asked respondents...
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Network Rail about to carry out tree-mendous biodiversity work

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