Image showing dignitaries giving 142005 a send off into retirement

Northern retires first Pacer

12th August 2019 | by Darren Porter

Today saw a landmark on the Northern network as 142005 has been officially retired after 32 years of service. 142005 entered service on 20 February 1987 and has travelled over 3 million miles in it's lifetime, the final duties for the unit was to carry passengers between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

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Accessibility on new Greater Anglia trains is "game-changer"

12th August 2019 | by Darren Porter

The first of the new fleet of Greater Anglia trains have now entered service and they feature a wide range of accessibility features thanks partly to an access and inclusion professional who personally tested wheelchair accessibility as one of the final performance and safety tests.

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Class 37 hauled trains return to Wales

01st July 2019 | by Darren Porter

Following an absence of nearly 15 years, loco hauled services using Class 37 locomotives have returned to the Transport for Wales network.

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Intercity Express Train sets new record

14th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

As part of efforts to mark the 17th anniversary of the opening of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, GWR (Great Western Railway) have set a new speed record between Oxford and London Paddington.

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Network Rail warn of Manchester bridge closures

14th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail are warning motorists in Manchester that road closures will commence next week to allow for the refurbishment of three historic bridges in the city centre.

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RMT lead calls for Southern to be stripped of franchise

07th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT are leading calls for Southern to be stripped of their rail franchise following the news that they finished bottom on several recent passenger surveys.

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GBRf add three Class 66 locomotives to fleet

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

GB Railfreight (GBRf) have announced that a further three Class 66 locomotives are to be leased from Beacon Rail.

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Work begins on new Dawlish sea wall

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Work has now started on a project to improve the sea wall at Dawlish which will provide greater protection to both the railway and town from the threat of sea level rises and extreme weather.

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Meridian Water station officially opened

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Meridian Water, the newest station in London has officially been opened in a ceremony attended by Rt Honourable Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State for Transport and Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport.

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SWR providing free travel for armed forces and veterans for D-Day commemorations

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

South Western Railway (SWR) have announced that they will offer free travel for veterans, serving troops, and cadets ahead of D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth.

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ScotRail to add more seats for Spice Girls concert

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

In anticipation of the Spice Girls concert on Saturday 8 June at BT Murrayfield, ScotRail have announced that they will be adding extra seats to dozens of trains to and from Haymarket.

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125 Group receive Mk3 TGS from Porterbrook

03rd June 2019 | by Darren Porter

The 125 Group have announced that they have received a new addition to their fleet of Mk3 coaches with the donation of 44000 from Porterbrook.

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Market Harborough station reopens following track upgrade

03rd June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Services to and from Market Harborough station have resumed this morning following six days of major engineering work undertaken by Network Rail.

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DRS Class 37 renamed 'Blackpool Tower'

31st May 2019 | by Darren Porter

As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations for Blackpool Tower, a DRS (Direct Rail Services) Class 37 locomotive has been renamed in honour of the famous landmark.

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Virgin Trains upgrade wi-fi on Pendolino fleet

30th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Virgin Trains customers can now enjoy free wi-fi and enhanced access to the BEAM entertainment hub following an upgrade to the Pendolino fleet.

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Greater Anglia to run extra trains for Take That concert

30th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Greater Anglia will be running extra trains and additional carriages tonight to help passengers attending the Take That concert at Carrow Road.

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RMT announces five days of strike action on South Western Railway

30th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

The rail union RMT have today announced that five days of strike action will take place on SWR (South Western Railway).

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Work begins on new railway station at Horden

29th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Work has now started on a new £10.55 million railway station at Horden, near Peterlee that will link the area into the local, regional and national rail network and support wider regeneration in the area.

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Metro Mayors call for Northern to be stripped of rail franchise

29th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

The Mayors of the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester have today made a call for Northern to be stripped of their rail franchise.

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RMT to ballot for Caledonian Sleeper strike action

24th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have announced that they are to make immediate preparations to ballot members working on Caledonian Sleeper services.

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