Gatwick Airport Station Receives £150M Investment

Gatwick Airport Station Receives £150M Investment

An investment of £150million investment has been announced by the Government for the upgrade of the railway station at Gatwick Airport. The upgrade includes doubling the size of the station concourse, widening two platforms, adding five new lifts and eight new escalators, according to a spokesman from the Department for Transport. The improvements are intended […]

UK’s First Hydrogen Train Set for Railway Testing

UK's First Hydrogen Train Set for Railway Testing

Following a successful proof-of-concept, HydroFLEX, the UK’s first hydrogen train, will be tested on the mainline railway, hoping to carry passengers in the next two or three years. The HydroFLEX pilot involves the fitment of a hydrogen powerpack to an existing Class 319 train, which would eventually allow it to run on conventional electrified routes […]

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 […]

New Partnership to Tackle Railway Risk Takers Issue

A new partnership has been launched between Network Rail, the British Transport Police (BTP), the English Football League Trust (EFL Trust) and StreetGames to help tackle the increasing number of people risking their lives on the railway. Over 250 incidents a week have been recorded by people messing about on the railway – taking short-cuts, […]

Scottish Railways Return to Public Ownership

Scottish Railways Set to Return to Public Ownership From Scotrail?

It seems like Scottish railways could be returning to public ownership again after over 20 years of privatisation from ScotRail, following reports that Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has made up his mind and decided that the Scottish Government does have the required power to put the rail back into the public’s hands. ScotRail have been […]