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Newcastle Airport light rail link celebrates 30 years

After carrying 7.5 million customers, the Tyne and Wear Metro extension to Newcastle Airport is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Public body and metro manager Nexus...

EMR reviving 22 services

East Midlands Railway has said it intends to reinstate 22 services, most of which will be in place in less than a month. After the...

Independent review ordered into West Midlands Metro

An independent review will be launched into West Midlands Metro, which is set to scrutinise how it is run following a suspension of the...

Strikes loom on Tube

TfL is bracing for possible strike action as the Christmas period approaches. The union RMT has said it plans action for two 24-hour periods and...

Body cameras help convict man who kicked TfL officers

A man has been imprisoned thanks to body cameras recording an assault against two Transport for London (TfL) officers. The man was sentenced by Westminster...

The latest Rail Director is on its way to industry leaders and subscribers

The latest edition of our track-to-train industry magazine will be dropping at the doors of industry leaders and subscribers in the coming days. More than...

A recruitment drive… for drivers

East Midlands Railway has launched a recruitment initiative in the search for new apprentice train drivers. They hope to hear from people with a wide...

Rail seeks to raise awareness of travel help for jobseekers

Awareness is being raised of a travel discount card for jobseekers – after its use dropped sharply following the start of the pandemic. Use of...

New services hope to return people to railways

Rail operator Southeastern says it wants to win back passengers to the railways with a raft of new services – encouraging them from their...

Carriages will help pupils with their ‘train’ of thought…

School children at Waltham Abbey have their own Hogwarts Express – after RSS delivered a couple of railway carriages being donated by Porterbrook. They will...

GBRf announces successful intermodal campaign run with Port of Tyne

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced that is has worked with the Port of Tyne to successfully operate intermodal services running to rail hubs in...

Abergavenny will soon be in the picture with new CCTV

Work has begun installing brand new CCTV and customer information screens at Abergavenny station. The project is being overseen by Transport for Wales (TfW), and...
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Network Rail launches initiative at Leeds station to tackle period poverty

Leeds station has now installed new vending machines in its toilets, offering free sanitary products to prevent issues caused by period poverty. Network Rail’s new...

Edinburgh bridges set for makeover as drivers warned over possible disruption

A £1.7m project to repair and re-paint two railway bridges in Edinburgh City Centre will get underway in January 2022. Network Rail will begin work...

Specialist trains help deliver improvements for Network Rail

Network Rail has delivered improvements to the ‘Heart of Wessex’ line, between Dorset and Wiltshire, using two unique trains. During a 16-day closure, starting 18...

Intercity operator gets accreditation for accessible website

Avanti West Coast says it is the first train operator to win an accreditation from the Shaw Trust for the accessibility of its website. Accordingly,...