First Great Western – Golden years Hot

Franchise News Apr 14, 2015 0

FirstGroup has managed to steady investor nervousness with news that it has won extensions to two of its franchises. The flagship operation, First Great Western (FGW), has been granted a four-to-five year extension and First TransPennine Express rail franchise... Read more

Spring boost for rail industry Hot

Infrastructure Apr 13, 2015 0

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has praised railway staff who worked over Easter.... Read more

Digital countdown

Events Mar 11, 2015 0

‘We need to grasp the opportunity of digital train control far faster’, says Mark... Read more

Virgin East Coast – The song remains the same

Franchise News Mar 9, 2015 5

With its customary razzamatazz, the Virgin/Stagecoach operation took over East Coast on 1 March.... Read more

Bigger role for conductors at Northern

Rail News Mar 9, 2015 3

Northern Rail has unveiled a spruced-up fleet of Class 319 EMUs for use on... Read more
The inside Story
This year, Story Contracting’s Ian Purdham will celebrate his 10th year with the business....
What the future holds for BTP
British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther (below) says he wants the organisation to...
Verster to head Scottish rail alliance
Dutch-speaking Phil Verster has been appointed as managing director of the new Abellio ScotRail...
What is Planning and Delivering Safe Work (PDSW)
Network Rail is in the midst of rolling out its newly devised planning process, Planning...
The inside Story
This year, Story Contracting’s Ian Purdham will celebrate his 10th year with the business. With a background as a plant operator and in the highways...
What the future holds for BTP
British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther (below) says he wants the organisation to remain an integral part of the railway and not be...
Verster to head Scottish rail alliance
Dutch-speaking Phil Verster has been appointed as managing director of the new Abellio ScotRail – Network Rail Alliance. The quick release of Phil Verster...
What is Planning and Delivering Safe Work (PDSW)
Network Rail is in the midst of rolling out its newly devised planning process, Planning and Delivering Safe Work (PDSW). Much more than just a...
American takeover for Freightliner
The Freightliner Group, one of the most successful management buy-outs of the rail privatisation process, has been acquired by...
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Business Mar 12, 2015 0

British Empire Medal for Dave Thomas
A former engineer who has been volunteering at York’s National Railway Museum (NRM) for almost 40 years has been...
New station for Ilkeston
Work has started on Ilkeston’s brand new railway station. The Derbyshire town once had three stations but the last...
TfL opens property oyster
This month Transport for London (TfL) plans to start developing its capital-wide property portfolio. TfL owns a plethora of...
Stay safe on platforms
As if it didn’t already have enough, the railway now has a new acronym – PTI. Any ideas? Here’s...