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Rail travel integrated into Google maps

20.01.12: Google maps has integrated rail travel information from the ticketing website thetrainline.com to provide users with train route and timetable information for over 2,500 stations and 170,000 journeys nationwide. To make journey planning eas...

NXEA invests in ticket machines at Norwich

13.01.12: National Express East Anglia (NXEA) has invested £45,000 in installing additional ticket machines at Norwich station. Customers can use the machines to collect pre-paid and Advance booked tickets, and the project seeks to improve cust...

Unhappy return to work for rail commuters

06.01.12: The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) has labelled today, the first day back in work for most commuters since rail fares went up by an average of 6%, as a ‘national day of passenger protest’. The Government backtracked on its...

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Train building

01.01.12: Bombardier won the Southern order for 130 new carriages, but the next big challenge is Crossrail – where the financing arrangements look like they will be similar to Thameslink, which provided an in-built advantage to Siemens. RTM discusse...

Bigger role for TOCs in rolling stock

09.12.11: Train companies should be given a bigger role in ordering and managing rolling stock, but the potential savings in this area are lower than McNulty’s calculations suggest, a new report published by ATOC states. The discussion paper re...

New TfL fares announced

02.12.11: Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the revised fares for 2012. After securing an additional £136m in Government funding, TfL fares will now rise by an average of 6%. Some fares will be slightly higher than RPI + 1%, as long a...

Rail cap to be announced

02.12.11: Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a cap on rail fares today in his Autumn Statement. Instead of regulated rail fares increasing by RPI + 3% inflation, as previously announced, they will rise by RPI + 1%, meaning that the average...

Fares should only rise by 6% on January 1 – Greening

25.11.11: Chancellor George Osborne has been urged to reduce rail fare rises, as transport ministers fear a large reduction in passengers who are either unwilling or unable to pay the higher prices, and will turn to other modes of transport. Ticket p...

Bombardier announce executive changes

18.11.11: Bombardier has announced several executive changes in their UK division, including the promotion of Sir Neville Simms and Paul Roberts, and the resignation of Colin Walton. Sir Neville Simms, FREng, has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman...

DDRF hears of ‘massive’ opportunities for suppliers

04.11.11: Sir Roy McNulty told delegates at the DDRF annual conference that the way the railways are now run is “absolutely not common sense” as rail workers and unions protested outside the meeting against his recommendations, which they say...

Dinner at the Roundhouse hears from Wolstenholme and O’Toole

Dinner at the Roundhouse hears from Wolstenholme and O’Toole

14.10.11: Crossrail’s chief executive has told an audience of rail professionals that the project will seek to use the UK supply chain, calling it an “obvious goal”. Andrew Wolstenholme was speaking at Dinner at the Roundhouse, whic...

Ticket staff to remain at Romsey

Ticket staff to remain at Romsey

07.10.11: Ticketing staff will be retained at Romsey railway station, despite recommendations that would have seen them replaced with ticket machines. First Great Western has confirmed it intends to keep the ticket offices manned for the duration of...

Baker to speak at Integrated Transport Conference

23.09.11: Transport minister Norman Baker MP is set to speak at the ATOC Integrated Transport Conference in Leeds on September 29. This conference is aimed at public transport officers and managers and will discuss how rail can achieve more sustainable in...

NSARE to take over RTAS

20.09.11: The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) has been awarded the concession to continue Network Rail’s Rail Training & Assessment Accreditation Scheme (RTAS). The scheme was previously undertaken by Achilles, who w...

Conference looks to the future of rail

27.05.11: Professionals from across the transport sector gathered in Birmingham yesterday for the Rail Champions Intelligent City debate, thrashing out the biggest issues in integrated travel, ticketing, value-for-money and data access, writes Kate Ashley...

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