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Transport for the North joint submission to the Integrated Rail Plan

03.06.20: In a collaborative submission to the Integrated Rail Plan, Transport for the North’s Members have called for a sustained investment in the North’s rail network through a pledge to “quick win” projects and high-speed links... more >

Overnight work to overhead power lines at Euston

03.06.20: Network Rail are advising passengers that there will be no services in or out of London Euston after 9pm this Thursday (June 4th) while work to overhead electric power lines is carried out. Throughout the next three weeks, overnight work to... more >

Tube stations begin phased return

03.06.20: When 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 b... more >

Network Rail reminds walkers in Whitby to stay off railway

02.06.20: NR is warning people in Sleights about the dangers of trespassing on the railway following a series of incidents where walkers are using the railway to get to the other side of the River Esk. Members of the public have been accessing a priv... more >

£8m Aberdeen station redevelopment

02.06.20: ScotRail have announced that an £8m redevelopment of Aberdeen station is to commence later this year. During the redevelopment, the station will see substantial changes to the look and feel of the station, which has been in the heart... more >

Cumbrian Coast line back on track

02.06.20: Trains have begun running on the Cumbrian Coast line again after three successive storms forced the railway to close earlier this year. Northern services resumed yesterday (June 1st) after Network Rail completely replaced the railway bridge... more >

Mace secures significant role on NPR programme

01.06.20: Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, have been chosen by Transport for the North to lead the Programme Support Officer for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. Under the new contract, Mace is responsible for stak... more >

£65m to help keep Wales’ railway running

01.06.20: The Welsh Government announced yesterday (May 31st) it intends to spend up to £65m over the next 6 months to guarantee train services continue to operate on the Wales and Borders network for key workers and others that rely on the train to... more >

Rail organisations join to call for supplier capacity to be examined in North and Midlands Rail Plans

01.06.20: Representatives from rail suppliers across the UK have united to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s inquiry on developing an integrated rail plan for the Midlands and North of England. In their combined response, Nort... more >

Brighton passengers able to advise on upgrade proposals

01.06.20: Passengers who travel on the Brighton Main Line and the lines that feed into it are being ask to provide feedback on major proposals to clear the railway bottleneck at Croydon and deliver more reliable, more frequent and faster services. Th... more >

Chiltern main line sees multi-million-pound investment to prevent landslips

29.05.20: Passengers who use the Chiltern main line will be able to make more reliable journeys following major work to secure a railway embankment in Warwickshire. Since December last year, a £9m investment by Network Rail has seen engineers w... more >

Ep 11. With Invisi Smart shield you can confidently touch a ticket machine, Saba Yussouf

28.05.20: Saba Yussouf, CEO of Invisi Smart Technologies UK, joins host Ailsa Cowen for episode 11 of Rail Technology Magazine's podcast Track Talk. This partnered episode allows the rail industry to hear about a revolutionary piece of technology tha... more >

Revolutionary £2.7bn plan for Derbyshire’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

28.05.20: A £2.7bn transport plan to deliver fast and frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton and key development sties across the East Midlands has been released, with hopes to aid the economic recovery for Derbyshire pos... more >

Ep 10. We need to keep investing in rail, Kate Jennings

27.05.20: Policy Director and Lead Coronavirus Response Co-Ordinator at RIA, Kate Jennings, joined host Matt Roberts on Track Talk to discuss how the rail industry can and will respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Kate is responsible for supporting t... more >

GTR uses 30-day Coronavirus killer to help protect passengers and colleagues

26.05.20: Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) entire fleet of Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express trains, plus stations and staff areas have been treated with a powerful new viruscide which sticks to surfaces, killing Coronavirus f... more >