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Transport for Wales Reveals Further Investment Plans

Transport for Wales Reveals Further Investment Plans

Transport for Wales has revealed plans to invest £280,000 in stations between Wrexham and the Wirral. Work is due to begin at Neston at the end of October, before progressing along the other 12 Transport for Wales managed stations on the route. “Our station improvement vision really is for everybody and will make such a […]

Teesside Logistics Firm Supports Its £1M Contract

Teesside Logistics Firm Supports Its £1M Contractv

In order to support a multi-million pound deal with a blue-chip manufacturer, a Teesside freight logistics firm has officially opened a £1 million canopy. AV Dawson has invested in a new rail-linked facility to support its delivery of the multi-million pound contract with plaster specialist British Gypsum. “This is a significant investment for AV Dawson, […]

DSV Multimodal Service Between the UK and Italy

DSV Announce a New Multimodal Service Between the UK and Italy

DSV are now operating a daily rail service via two crossings, one in the north and one in the south to expedite transit times between the UK and Italy. Depending on the collection or delivery postcode either Hull or Tilbury will be utilised to offer a transit time of 5 to 8 working days. Regardless […]

Accessibility Upgrades Set for UK Rail Network

Accessibility Upgrades Set for UK Rail Network

Following a £20 million government fund, a series of accessibility improvements designed to open up journeys for disabled passengers will be made to UK railway stations. The fund will be open for applications from stations in need of accessibility improvements, leading to small-scale enhancements such as tactile paving, handrails and Harrington Humps, which increase platform […]

UK Rail Timetable to Change Again After Terrible Year

UK Rail Timetable to Change Again

A new timetable has been announced as rail passengers in the UK endured the worst year on record for delays and cancellations in 2018. The decision to change the timetable on British railways last May brought massive disruptions, especially in the north-west and south-east. Moreover, consumer group Which? brought forward that an estimated 4m hours were […]

Rail Disruption over Bank Holiday Weekend

A series of rail works is due to affect some services in Lancashire. On Saturday and Sunday this weekend, engineering work is taking place between Preston and Carnforth/Oxenholme, in the Carlisle area and between Motherwell and Glasgow Central. Buses will be replacing trains on both days between Preston / Lancaster / Oxenholme and Windermere on […]

New Service Between the UK and Spain

DSV have announced the launch of a new full load service between UK and Spain. There is a demand for solutions that are not only cheaper than conventional road movement but also offer a greener alternative. The rail option supports this requirement with a daily service between Calais and Boulou on the French / Spanish […]

First Northern Class 331 to Serve Leeds

Once the May 19 timetable has changed, regional franchisee Northern will put its first CAF-built Class 331 EMUs into passenger services between Leeds and Doncaster. The company received regulatory authorisation from the Office of Road & Rail, which applies to the 31 three-car sets and the 12 four-car versions. Northern also confirmed that it will […]

Technology to Improve Rail Accessibility

A report that looks into using digital technology to improve the accessibility of the UK rail network by allowing disabled passengers to share their journey requirements with train operators, while protecting their privacy, has been published by the TOC Ability consortium. The consortium consists of Atkins, Arriva, Enable iD, Goss Consultancy, Loughborough University, Transport for […]

Porterbrook Signs Contract with Heathrow Airport

The largest owner of passenger trains in the UK, Porterbrook, has signed a contract for the Heathrow Express rail link with Bombardier Transportation. The deal will see the Derby-headquartered firm fit digital signalling equipment and complete specialist on-board conversions to Class 387 trains. “I am delighted that Porterbrook and Bombardier can lead the way in the […]

Rail Station Could Become Accessible for the Disabled

A £15 million overhaul plan could transform a rail station that is almost inaccessible for the disabled. Ambitious proposals to provide extra parking and a new western footbridge at Eaglescliffe Rail Station, near Stockton-on-Tees, have been unveiled to combat booming demand there. Numerous businesses to the west of the station at Durham Lane Industrial Park could have direct access […]

Spanish Train Firm to Create Jobs in Scotland

A new train manufacturing plant in Scotland is to create more than 1,000 jobs. Talgo, a Spanish company bidding to win HS2 rolling stock contracts, will build its first UK manufacturing base at the site of a decommissioned power station at Longannet on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. The company is also […]

Bridge Tech Gap : Cargobase Supports Rail Freight

The independent platform bridging the tech gap between shippers and providers, Cargobase, has announced that its enterprise spot-buy platform now supports rail freight. This addition makes Cargobase the world’s first spot-buy platform that supports all freight modes, which includes air, ocean, road, rail, parcel and sub-freight modes such as charters, on-board-couriers and next-flight-out. Enterprise shippers […]

DfT Could Directly Award Cross Country Contract

An information notice published by the Department for Transport would allow it to directly award a contract for the operation of Cross Country service for a maximum of 60 months from the end of Arriva’s current contract in October 2019. The Cross Country franchise was won by Arriva back in 2007, with services currently being […]

Huge Amount of Progress at Settle-Carlisle Line

Huge Amount of Progress at Settle-Carlisle Line

The transport and logistics sector of this country are very pleased to announce that a very large amount of work has been done in order to ensure that the Settle-Carlisle line is back up and running by the end of the next month for its new wave of passengers, travelers and commuters. It is clear […]

Lancashire Rail Crossing Users Must Use Rail Crossing Properly

Lancashire Rail Crossing Users Must Use Rail Crossing Properly

As part of Network Rail’s overwhelming desire to upgrade the railway stations and network areas around the country that are currently lacking in the safety and security measures that all rail stations ought to require, a caution has been issued to travelers around Ormskirk and Hoscar in Lancashire to please use the level crossing wisely. […]

Update on Midland Railway Network Improvements

Update on Midland Railway Network Improvements

Railway repair and renovation works are still under way in the area of Kettering as part of Network Rail’s ambitious initiative to improve the conditions for thousands of commuters along the Midland Main Line in the United Kingdom. Level crossings along the line are to be improved, vehicle carriage “points” will be reinstated and more […]

Commuters Kindly Tolerate Lewisham Disruptions

Commuters Kindly Tolerate Lewisham Disruptions

Monday the 30th was no doubt a disruptive day for railway networks all around the country, but Network Rail are particularly pleased to be able to express their gratitude towards the tolerant demeanor of travelers along the Lewisham route. This follows on from the time when a cargo train ran off the tracks not far […]

Scotland to England £1 billion investment in Rail

Scotland Trains

Even with security queues and delays, air passengers travelling between Scotland and England are currently enjoying a the luxury of time over their commuting alternatives. Currently commuters can pick between 4 air routes between Scotland and England, including the capitols, now those who seek to travel by rail will be happy with the new proposals […]

Rail Passengers : 2 Days of Travel Chaos Due to Strike

Some of the busiest commuter routes in the south will be hit by the chaos of strikes from conductors on Southern Rail Trains. RMT Union (Rail, Maritime and Transport) will be striking from Tuesday saying its target hours 11am onwards for 24 hours was aiming to cause as many issues as possible to its services […]