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Transport for London’s construction projects begin phased restart

Transport for London’s construction projects begin phased restart

09 June 2020Numerous Transport for London’s (TfL) construction projects will see work resume, with more restarting in the coming weeks, in line with the Government’s announcement of lockdown measures being eased for those who could not work from h...

Tube stations begin phased return

Tube stations begin phased return

03 June 2020When lockdown began in March, many Underground stations were closed with only key stations remaining open.  On the May 18th, TfL annouced, following discussions with the Government before the announcement of the lockdown restrictions being l...

Transport for the South East welcomes new partners

Transport for the South East welcomes new partners

10 February 2020Network Rail, Highways England and Transport for London (TfL) have agreed to join the board for Transport for the South East, whilst working together with civic and business leaders representing more than 7.5m people and 300,000 businesses to form...

Norwood Junction station upgrade receives significant support

Norwood Junction station upgrade receives significant support

30 January 2020The development of Norwood Junction station has been given the green light by residents, passengers and businesses in the area. With a 94% backing, the upgrade would allow trains to run more dependably and more frequently. The proposals to upgrad...

South Western Railway welcomes their newly refurbished trains

South Western Railway welcomes their newly refurbished trains

16 January 2020South Western Railway customers will now be able to see the new ‘Class 442’ refurbished trains across passenger services. These trains since the new year have been running fast journeys from London to Portsmout via Guildford, Haslemer...

Electric rail services underway for South Wales passengers

Electric rail services underway for South Wales passengers

07 January 2020This week rail passengers in South Wales are benefitting from electric services for the first-time following Network Rail’s successful completion of electrification of the railway between Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Electrificati...

TfL Rail has begun operating services between London Paddington and Reading

TfL Rail has begun operating services between London Paddington and Reading

16 December 2019Services between London Paddington and Reading are now operated by TfL Rail which is the next step in the opening of the Elizabeth line.  Under TfL Rail, customers will now benefit from improvements to their stations including new customer i...

LNER to say goodbye to Intercity 125 High Speed Train

LNER to say goodbye to Intercity 125 High Speed Train

04 December 2019More than four decades of service to be celebrated by London North Eastern Railway from the iconic High-Speed Train (HST) on the East Coast route with a special farewell tour in December. LNER will mark the occasion by operating a four-day specia...

Govia Thameslink Railway launches Great Sock Appeal

Govia Thameslink Railway launches Great Sock Appeal

02 December 2019Selected homeless charities and Govia Thameslink are coming together this Christmas to give out socks to rough sleepers through the Great Sock Appeal. Socks are not the first thing comes to mind when you think of donating to the homeless but a pa...

Contactless payments now at three Hertfordshire stations

Contactless payments now at three Hertfordshire stations

26 November 2019Govia Thameslink Railway are set to welcome contactless payments at three stations, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Welham Green. The pay as go system generally offers the cheapest single fares towards London by customers simply touching their c...

London’s Docklands Light Railway will receive New Thales technology

London’s Docklands Light Railway will receive New Thales technology

31 October 2019122 million passengers are set to have their journeys improved following Thales’ signing of a new contract to support DLR’s rolling stock replacement programme, which will help bring more regular and reliable journeys in East London fr...

New Azuma train to include six new services to Harrogate

New Azuma train to include six new services to Harrogate

29 October 2019London North Eastern Railway is set to introduce new Azuma services between Harrogate and London’s King Cross from 15 December 2019. The Yorkshire town will benefit from a further five services from mid-December. Allowing extra connectivity...

London Overground services to run on Boxing Day for the first time

London Overground services to run on Boxing Day for the first time

02 October 2019Transport for London (TfL) has announced London Overground will run services on Boxing Day that have never operated before. Good news for London passengers who travel to see family and friends over the festive period as Services to operate from H...

TfL announces 4G for London Underground in 2020

TfL announces 4G for London Underground in 2020

19 July 2019Transport for London (TfL) have announced that 4G will be available on parts of the London Underground from March 2020. The eastern half of the Jubilee line will get full mobile connectivity within station platforms and tunnels for the first time...

TfL announce new managing director of London Underground

TfL announce new managing director of London Underground

15 July 2019Transport for London (TfL) has announced Andy Lord as the new managing director of London Underground and TfL Engineering from November 2018. Mr Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, where he led on negotiating strate...

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TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

10/07/2020TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

Transport for the North have today (July 10th) announced the appointment of Jeremy Acklam as the new Director for its Integrated and Smart Travel... more >
New TfL Commissioner inspects cleaning efforts

10/07/2020New TfL Commissioner inspects cleaning efforts

Today (July 10th), Transport for London’s (TfL’s) new Commissioner, Andy Byford, saw some of the new measures underway to make the tr... more >
Network Rail seeking contractor for Forth Bridge walk

09/07/2020Network Rail seeking contractor for Forth Bridge walk

Network Rail are currently looking to appoint a main contractor to design and build the new Forth Bridge Experience. Budding partners are be... more >

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Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. Chris Leech MBE, business community manager at the... more > more last word articles >

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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of i... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... more >

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TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

10/07/2020TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

Transport for the North have today (July 10th) announced the appointment of Jeremy Acklam as the new Director for its Integrated and Smart Travel... more >