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It’s time to level up transport funding in the East Midlands

Council Leaders, MPs and business leaders are calling on the Chancellor to use his forthcoming spending review (27th October 2021) to level-up transport funding,...

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...

“Put passengers first to lure them back to heritage railways” say industry analysts

New research by the Rail And Station Innovation Company (RASIC) for railway product suppliers Shed Number 2 shows the heritage rail industry needs to...

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...

RAIB Report: Freight train derailment at Sheffield station

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a freight train derailment at Sheffield station, 11 November 2020. At 02:44 hrs on...

Pan-regional benefits of Northern Powerhouse Rail revealed in new analysis

The transformational impact of investment in the North of England’s rail system has been revealed in new analysis by the region’s Sub-national Transport Body. Latest...

Transport for East Midlands sets out ambitions for improving rail

Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) has published a refresh of its ‘Rail Strategic Statement in the East Midlands’ recently agreed by the TfEM...

Post Incident Investigations – Why do some employees have repeat safety incidents?

This is the second of two articles written by Dr Stephen Fletcher, Director and Occupational Psychologist at the Occupational Psychology Centre (OPC), around Post...

Alternative fuels trial boosts HS2 drive to cut carbon

Results from a trial carried out to test the potential air quality benefits of alternative fuels look set to help HS2’s push to cut...

Academic research reveals that commuting by rail helps set you up for the workday by cutting through ‘brain fog’

The rail industry and UCL Professors have revealed that commuting by train and escaping the work from home routine can have a positive impact...

Better use of data in infrastructure project delivery could save £23bn a year

Better use of data in infrastructure project delivery could save the sector £23bn a year, according to a new study that looks at how...
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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...