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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...

Remembering the past – 100 years after one of the UK’s most fatal railway staff accident

The centenary of one of the UK’s worst railway track worker accidents will be remembered on Sunday 26 September 2021.   Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer...

Greater Anglia launches survey to find out what accessibility improvements disabled customers want

As more people to return to rail, Greater Anglia, has launched a survey to ensure that disabled customers can return with confidence and help...

Rail freight moved across Britain’s railway returns to pre-pandemic levels

The amount of freight moved across Britain’s railway has returned to pre-pandemic levels according to statistics published by the Office of Rail and Road. The...

Fundamental shift in funding to local level needed to help level up English towns, recommends Commission

Levelling up towns will require a shift in government’s approach from announcing  multiple ringfenced pots of money – many of which councils must compete over –to instead handing power to local areas to deliver their own infrastructure strategies with five-year...

Polling shows the North is upbeat about the economy over the next year

Transport for the North and Ipsos Mori have been tracking the wellbeing of people in the North of England since the start of the...

Rail regulator highlights need for strong engagement between Network Rail and its stakeholders

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has released a report on the experiences on the quality of Network Rail's engagement. A total of...

Archaeological digs unearth 2 sites which “rewrite the understanding” of early wooden railways and salt pans

Archaeologists and community members from the 1722 Waggonway Project returned to two sites where exploratory digs had been carried out, searching for remnants of...
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Northern leaders write to Transport Secretary with “best way forward” after release of Integrated Rail Plan

Leaders from across the North have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, to propose a way forward that they...

Customers who refuse to wear a face covering on public transport risk being fined as national regulations reintroduced

People travelling on public transport must wear face coverings for the duration of their journey from today or risk being fined, unless they are...

In The News | 30th November 2021 | Latest Rail News

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Train services continue to be affected in aftermath of Storm Arwen

Storm Arwen had a major impact on rail services over the weekend and services will continue to be affected this week. Speed restrictions were in...