News Archive

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Archived items remain on this page generally until one year old.
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International Privilege Rate Tickets
In St. Pancras station, notices inform international ticket purchasers that a £10 charge applies, since tickets should be bought on-line.
Please be assured that THIS DOES NOT APPLY to rail staff, as on-line application is not available.
Reported by Maurice Holmes, BTPF President – 24th January 2017

Gold and Silver Status Passes – Southeastern Update
From the Rail Delivery Group – 17th January 2017

Govia Staff Travel Pass Renewal
The new 2016/17 Govia Staff Travel Pass is being despatched on the 16th November. Cards are issued to all eligible Employees and family members.
Please allow a few days for the new cards to arrive before you contact RST to advise us (please do not contact us before 25th November to advise that you have not received the cards).
If you have received some cards but cards for a child aged over 16 is not included, then the most likely reason is that there is an annual declaration outstanding for them. Please therefore complete a Child Declaration form so that we can assess their eligibility.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 16/11/2016

Gold and Silver Status Passes
Both the Gold Status Pass and Silver Status Pass have been issued as SmartCards are expected to operate the gates at Smart-enabled stations.
As the roll-out of Smart-enabled gates across the national network continues, but specifically in the London and South East area, additional stations will be enabled that will allow holders to operate the gates using their Status Pass. The current situation is that the majority of London in-boundary TOC stations should be Smart-enabled allowing the Status Passes to operate. In addition, gates at London outboundary stations on Greater Anglia and c2c will operate with further TOCs being enabled over the next few months. There is no need to inform RST whether you can or cannot operate gates when using your Status Pass as we do not control the gate operation at any station.
A definitive list of stations that are Smart-enabled is not currently available as this list changes frequently.
Please remember that you can still use your Status Pass as a “Show and Go” Pass at all valid locations that are not currently Smart-enabled.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 15/11/2016

Greater Anglia: Staff Travel Pass
The mag-stripe passes which currently show an expiry date of 16 October 2016 will continue to be accepted for travel up to 30 November 2016.
We can now advise that the new SmartCards have been produced and have now been despatched to all eligible holders. Each eligible holder will receive their new SmartCard in a separate envelope, so they may be received on different days. If you have not received all of the new SmartCards that you were expecting, please allow a few days for the postal system to catch up before you contact RST to advise us.
These new SmartCards, that expire on the 16 October 2017, will operate gates across the Greater Anglia network. Please touch the SmartCard to the reader on the gates and they should open.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 15/11/2016

SMART-ENABLED STATUS PASSES – now working smartly! (Abellio Greater Anglia)
From the Rail Delivery Group – 10/10/2016

Eurostar: leisure fares (Apr 16 Update)
From the Rail Delivery Group – 26/09/2016

FIP barcoded coupons in The Netherlands (Oct 14)
From the Rail Delivery Group – 26/09/2016

Caledonian sleepers – staff fares and booking instructions from 1 May 2016 (May 16)
Online Bookings
Services
From the Rail Delivery Group – 26/09/2016
From the Rail Delivery Group – 18/07/2016


Here you’ll find articles that previously appeared on the Industry News page, until they are one year old.

29th May 2017
Crossrail 2 hits buffers as uncertainties over Brexit and election take hold – the Guardian

Manchester attack: Victoria Station services to resume – the BBC

26th May 2017
Heathrow loses Crossrail track access charges claim – Railnews

Passengers advised to check before travelling over the spring bank holiday – Network Rail
Digital route learning at DB Cargo UK – the Railway Gazette
RSSB-funded rolling stock innovations ready for development – RailStaff
Institution of Mechanical Engineers welcomes a rail engineer as its new president – RailStaff

DB Cargo launches digital learning programme for its drivers – RailStaff
Heathrow loses Crossrail access charge case – the BBC

Portsmouth’s Mutiny Festival-goers face rail disruption – the BBC

25th May 2017
Manchester Victoria
station remains closed until further notice following the terrorist incident on Monday evening.
For up to date travel information, please check www.nationalrail.co.uk
From Network Rail
Rail inquiry verdict on Gatwick passenger death – the Guardian
Eurostar plans Easter launch to Amsterdam – Railnews

Great Western Class 802s take shape – the Railway Gazette

Seeking future rail megatrends – the Railway Gazette
Great Western Railway staff to wear orange for one day – RailStaff
‘Measures needed’ after Gatwick Express train window death – the BBC

24th May 2017
Glory days of British Rail’s full English breakfast – the Guardian

BTP steps up armed patrols on railways – Railnews
Swanage to Wareham rail line to reconnect to mainline after four decades – the BBC

23rd May 2017
Manchester Arena explosion: 19 killed in ‘terror attack by suicide bomber’ at Ariana Grande concert – the Telegraph

Manchester Arena: 19 dead after explosion at Ariana Grande concert – latest updates – the Guardian
Iarnród Éireann deploys ticket sales software – the Railway Gazette
Rotherham Central station to close over bank holiday as Tram Train works take place – RailStaff

Network Rail to begin repairs on Cutty Sark bridge near Glasgow – RailStaff
Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt – the BBC

RMT rail strike suspended after Manchester attack – the BBC

22nd May 2017
New ‘green’ station opens in Cambridge – Railnews

First images of proposed ‘post-industrial’ London High Line unveiled – the IET

Tank container designed for train to driverless vehicle transfer – the Railway Gazette

21st May 2017
Disabled man ‘forced to wet himself’ when train toilet was out of order – the Guardian

Bridging the Tories’ infrastructure gap – the Guardian

20th May 2017
The derided railway sandwich, and its role in the privatisation of Britain – the Guardian

19th May 2017
Croydon tram driver filmed ‘asleep at wheel’ on same line as fatal crash – the Guardian

Piling work begins between Preston and Blackpool stations as part of North West electrification – RailStaff

More people than ever are using contactless mobile payment technology on London’s transport network – RailStaff

18th May 2017
Passengers urged to check their travel plans for spring and August bank holidays – Network Rail

Military personnel eased into civilian life through new East Midlands Trains job scheme – RailStaff

17th May 2017
The high price we all pay for the failures of privatisation – the Guardian

Southern rail users face fresh misery as drivers resume overtime ban – the Guardian
ASLEF turns up the heat with new Southern action – Railnews
Complex concrete crossing bearers delivered – the Railway Gazette
Vivarail’s D-Trains ready for sale – RailStaff

16th May 2017
RMT train crews to stage further 24-hour walkout after UK bank holiday – the Guardian

Three new RMT strikes called over DCO – Railnews

New Southern talks fail to reach agreement – Railnews
Alexa ‘Skill’ for train times and fares released – the Railway Gazette
Chiltern Railways to schedule additional services before Class 121 Bubble Cars retire – RailStaff

15th May 2017
Metrolink outage ‘not cyber attack’ – Railnews

Unexploded bomb closes Birmingham to Lichfield line – RailStaff

Newcastle’s Central Metro station twinned with London Tube station – RailStaff

14th May 2017
Eurotunnel’s third-generation freight shuttles enter service – the Railway Gazette

12th May 2017
Time to test the track record of privatisation – the Guardian

Network Rail takes next key step towards devolution – Railnews
Expedia to acquire majority stake in SilverRail – the Railway Gazette
ScotRail to roll out customer information screens at 28 railway stations – RailStaff

Network Rail’s Midland Mainline electrification works to continue in Northamptonshire this weekend – RailStaff

11th May 2017
Corbyn’s leaked draft manifesto: what Labour would do – the Guardian

Labour’s draft manifesto: key policies analysed – the Guardian
Labour manifesto includes slow fade-out for franchises – Railnews
Passengers reminded to check their travel plans for spring and August bank holidays – Network Rail
DB launches integrated consultancy service in ‘important’ UK market – the Railway Gazette
The Prince’s Trust scheme helps disadvantaged youngsters begin a career in the rail industry – RailStaff

Manchester’s rail devolution challenge – RailStaff

Leaked Labour manifesto indicates party would seek to nationalise railways – RailStaff

IRSA and UIC join forces to support Médecins du Monde – RailStaff
Digital developments of the digital railway – RailStaff

10th May 2017
Could maglev trains be a magic bullet for UK inter-city travel? – the Guardian

9th May 2017
Scottish devolution of BTP debated today – Railnews

Work to electrify the Midland Mainline continues – Network Rail
Hitachi unveils AT400 ‘British Bullet Train’ concept – the Railway Gazette
Counting trees – RailStaff

8th May 2017
Underground staff walk out over sacking row – Railnews

Sliding seats could enable passenger trains to carry freight – the Railway Gazette

Hitachi’s UK plant looks to the world market – the Railway Gazette
East Midlands Trains going for RailSport glory – RailStaff

Community rail champion appointed for Poacher Line – RailStaff

7th May 2017
UAV survey company Bridgeway Aerial takes off – the Railway Gazette

6th May 2017
Panasonic pulls in Japanese experts for help on rail links – the Telegraph

5th May 2017
Work starts on building new East Coast IE trains – Railnews

Japanese bullet-train firm starts building East Coast trains – the IET

4th May 2017
Mayor intervenes in Croydon tram crash investigation – Railnews

3rd May 2017
Devon student guilty of planting homemade bomb on London tube – the Guardian

Passengers advised to check before travelling over the spring bank holiday – Network Rail

30th April 2017
Train seats need to be wider to fit obese passengers, HS2 boss says – the Telegraph

GB Railfreight to implement Ideagen safety software – the Railway Gazette

29th April 2017
Theresa May remains ‘absolutely committed’ to HS2 rail link – the Guardian

Subsea cable fault detection demonstrated to rail industry – the Railway Gazette

28th April 2017
What is HS2 and how much will it cost? – the Guardian

HS2 came close to kicking CH2M off controversial contract over cronyism allegations – the Telegraph
Hitachi trainset for Devon and Cornwall sets sail from Japan – the Railway Gazette
RSSB recommendation could save industry £2.5m a year – RailStaff

RSSB appoint new director of standards – RailStaff

Ingatestone railway station re-opens following £2.4m upgrade – RailStaff

Government to spend £5m on improving railway station cycle facilities – RailStaff

Digital Rail Summit 2017: key findings and pictures from the industry conference – RailStaff

27th April 2017
Track worker near miss incident, Ascot – H.M. Government

MRCE sells diesel locomotives – the Railway Gazette

26th April 2017
Virgin, Stagecoach and France’s SNCF link up for HS2 bid – the Guardian

Protest marks one year of Southern Rail’s battle with unions – and commuters – the Telegraph
DB Cargo UK confirms job cuts and reform – the Railway Gazette

25th April 2017
We must leave the EU to renationalise rail – the Guardian

Virgin, Stagecoach and France’s SNCF join forces for HS2 bid – the Guardian
SNCF joins bid for West Coast Partnership – Railnews
Passengers advised to check before travelling this bank holiday weekend – Network Rail
South Eastern franchise public consultation events cancelled – H.M. Government
Stagecoach and SNCF lead Virgin-branded bid for HS2 operations – the Railway Gazette
Cambridge North railway station set to open in May – RailStaff

24th April 2017
Four Croydon tram drivers admit falling asleep at controls – the Guardian

RMT urges ‘no interference’ as Southern DCO talks restart – Railnews

21st April 2017
Government confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds – H.M. Government

Leeds to get new airport parkway station after DfT approves £173.5m funding package – RailStaff

20th April 2017
Services returning to normal after Euston cable fire – Railnews

NAO highlights smart ticketing failings – Railnews
HS2 rolling stock procurement moves forward – the Railway Gazette
East Midlands Trains announces 50 extra parking spaces for Loughborough station – RailStaff

19th April 2017
Fire causes delays for commuters at London’s Euston station – the Guardian

Bechtel wins controversial HS2 contract – Railnews
Railway tree census singles-out “problem trees” helping to reduce costs and improve safety – Network Rail
Network Rail launches new census database to tackle trees on the line – RailStaff

18th April 2017
What is the Midlands engine and what will it do for the region? – the Guardian

Glasgow Subway expansion plans unveiled – Railnews
Railway reopens after successful Easter upgrades – Network Rail
New Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport – H.M. Government

15th April 2017
Trains delayed by cows on the line in Kent – the BBC

14th April 2017
Police hunt youths who tied ladder to railway tracks – the Guardian

13th April 2017
Rail trespassers in near misses with speeding trains – CCTV video – the Guardian

Strikes announced on Virgin Trains East Coast and Arriva Rail North – the Guardian

Railway trespass figures reach new high, with 115 deaths in five years – the Guardian
RMT to strike on Northern in DCO dispute – Railnews

RMT announces two days of strikes on East Coast – Railnews
Tunnel vision goes national – RailStaff

Specialist weed-eliminating rail firm granted investment for European growth – RailStaff

BTP releases video of near misses as trespass figures reach all-time high – RailStaff

12th April 2017
Police shut down underground rave on Bakerloo tube carriage – the Guardian

Great Western Railway’s refund was way overdue – the Guardian
Merger talks boost Bombardier, Siemens – Railnews
Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high – Network Rail
Buffer stop collision, Preston – H.M. Government
Video warns of risks trespassing on Britain’s railways as number of encroachers reaches record high – the Telegraph
Weedfree orders weed killing train – the Railway Gazette
RSSB to roll out trial Rule Book app – RailStaff

Gender, skills and shortages – How much progress is being made? – RailStaff

11th April 2017
Borders Railway could be extended to Carlisle – Railnews

RENFE poised to join Virgin’s HS2 franchise bid – the Railway Gazette

Electrification fabrication facility to support just-in-time delivery – the Railway Gazette
Virgin at 20 – RailStaff
Railway wises up – RailStaff

10th April 2017
Light at the end of the tunnel: sun shines for Brunel’s birthday – the Guardian

Freight train begins 12,000km trip to China – Railnews
Passengers reminded to plan in advance this Easter ahead of £70m upgrade to Britain’s rail network – Network Rail
Train operator sees the light – the Railway Gazette
HS2 seeks station design and development partners – the Railway Gazette

London joins the Silk Road as UK – China rail freight service sets off – the Railway Gazette
Conwy Valley railway line reopens after Storm Doris – the BBC

8th April 2017
RMT claims ‘rock solid’ support as strikes go ahead – Railnews

7th April 2017
Uncertainty continues over DCO dispute – Railnews

6th April 2017
Allegations multiply as DOO strikes loom – Railnews

Rail BIM Summit – Looking into the beyond – RailStaff

5th April 2017
Disability campaigners plan rush-hour protest at London Bridge station – the Guardian

RMT and Mayor hail ending of Night Tube dispute – Railnews

Merseyrail urges RMT to cancel strike – Railnews

Sleeper factory plans will secure manufacturing jobs in the West Midlands – Network Rail

200 Easter projects part of plan to deliver a rail network fit for the future – Network Rail
Rail regulator publishes principles for driver-controlled operation – the Railway Gazette

4th April 2017
HS2 Phase One Community Information Events 2017 – H.M. Government

3rd April 2017
Tyne & Wear Metro ‘renationalised’ – Railnews

ASLEF drivers reject DOO deal again – Railnews

Hundreds celebrate reopening of Ilkeston station – Railnews
Freight train derailment, East Somerset Junction – H.M. Government
HS2 attacked over ‘flawed’ bid process – the Telegraph
Innovative engineering underpins new Ilkeston station – the Railway Gazette

Southern Rail: Ballot result due in Aslef members’ dispute – the BBC

1st April 2017
HS2 contracts set for scrutiny as scale of links with contractor revealed – the Telegraph

31st March 2017
Rail freight industry and Network Rail collaborate to increase railway capacity – Network Rail

30th March 2017
A requiem for the overnight sleeper – and a European way of life – the Guardian

Engineering firm loses £170m HS2 contract after conflict of interest concerns – the IET
Railway supply industry responds to Article 50 notification – the Railway Gazette
Pistol town to build Cornish bullet trains – RailStaff

Expansion at telent heralds digital revolution – RailStaff
Settle-Carlisle line reopens after orange army repairs to major landslip – Network Rail

29th March 2017
Rail suppliers’ warning over Brexit – Railnews

Robust rail performance outweighs weak bus numbers at Stagecoach – the Telegraph

HS2 bidder drops out of £170m design deal over cronyism allegations – the Telegraph
Cardiff to Newport rail line open after train breaks down – the BBC

28th March 2017
Liverpool Mayor intervenes over Merseyrail strike – Railnews

Spotlight on Easter: Bath Spa modernisation – Network Rail
More than £6.5 million spent on ill-fated tunnel-cleaning train scheme – the IET

27th March 2017
Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK’s South West trains franchise – the Guardian

First, MTR beat Stagecoach to win South West Trains – Railnews
Two sides of Christmas shown in final episode of TV documentary – Network Rail
‘Once more unto the beach, dear friends!’ Channel swimmers join Network Rail to celebrate reopening of Shakespeare Beach – Network Rail

200 Easter projects part of plan to deliver a rail network fit for the future – Network Rail
Track worker near miss incidents at Camden Junction South – H.M. Government

First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western franchise – H.M. Government
South West Trains to be run by Chinese firm MTR and First Choice – the IET
First MTR joint venture wins South Western franchise – the Railway Gazette
Over one million eTickets sold in first six months – the Rail Delivery Group

South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise – the BBC

25th March 2017
New Hitachi express train’s first Welsh test journey – the BBC

24th March 2017
Four trains, four generations – history to be made on Yorkshire’s East Coast Mainline – Network Rail

22nd March 2017
Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune – the Guardian

New DOO strike ‘a barefaced attack’ – Railnews

Spotlight on Easter: Ordsall Chord – Network Rail
Vivarail battery-powered demonstrator on test – the Railway Gazette
Somerset freight derailment delays to last into weekend – the BBC

21st March 2017
Grand National day rail strikes expected to cause severe disruption – the Guardian

Manchester unveils station takeover plan – Railnews
Autonomous trains compromise public safety, major rail union warns – the IET
Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract – the Railway Gazette

20th March 2017
Another thousand trains a day within four years – Railnews

Fast response teams’ vigilance keeps the railway running in tonight’s documentary – Network Rail

200 Easter projects part of plan to deliver a rail network fit for the future – Network Rail
6,400 more train services per week by 2021, according to rail research – the IET
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services – the BBC

18th March 2017
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train
Rail slip hits first Okehampton to London train for 50 years

17th March 2017
Scrapping first-class train carriages leaves us all in third – the Guardian

Dates announced for Night Tube walkouts – Railnews
Spotlight on Easter: Anglia overhead line renewals – Network Rail
Reimagining railways: innovation funding announced – H.M. Government
TfL Walking Routes – email updates
To help you get around London we have developed walking maps to show the number of steps and minutes it takes to walk between Tube and National Rail stations in zones 1 to 3.
Save this link to be able to request updates.
From TfL by email

16th March 2017
Night tube drivers on London Underground to strike in April – the Guardian

Merseyrail guard on safety charge is acquitted – Railnews

RMT rejects proposed DOO Southern deal – Railnews

ASLEF, GTR agree second DOO deal on Southern – Railnews
In focus – track – Network Rail
DOO – Analysed & Explained – RailStaff

14th March 2017
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise – the Guardian

Underground drivers vote for Night Tube strikes – Railnews

New Network Rail Alliance for South Eastern – Railnews
South Eastern franchise consultation launched – H.M. Government
Airline-inspired train seat launched – the Railway Gazette

13th March 2017
Rail strikes hit passengers in north of England as Southern dispute spreads – the Guardian

Brewing in the Borders: the businesses thriving along Scotland’s new railway line – the Guardian

Rail strikes begin on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern networks – the Guardian
Three operators hit by DOO strikes – Railnews
More housing and more train passengers – Network Rail sets out 30-year plan to cater for growth in south east London and Kent – Network Rail

Frontline emergency teams star on tonight’s Inside King’s Cross: The Railway – Network Rail
Partial collapse of a wall onto open railway lines, Liverpool – H.M. Government
Rail strike: What does a train guard do? – the BBC

10th March 2017
Merseyrail loses DOO strike challenge – Railnews

National Apprenticeship Week: find out more – Network Rail
Rail industry leaders attend Brexit round table – the Railway Gazette
Train fleet growth fastest for decades – the Rail Delivery Group

9th March 2017
East coast mainline passengers told to delay travel after service disruption – the Guardian

Britain Runs on Rail – Shortly arriving at a screen near you – RailStaff

8th March 2017
Network Rail encourages young women to consider a STEM career this International Women’s Day – Network Rail

LED signs reduce bridge bashes – the Railway Gazette
Success for Jacobite steam service – RailStaff

Iarnród Éireann – 30 years of Irish Rail – RailStaff

7th March 2017
Liverpool Lime Street to reopen earlier than planned – Network Rail

In focus – level crossings – Network Rail
Greater Anglia deploys battery vacuum cleaners – the Railway Gazette

6th March 2017
Network Rail sets ’20 by 20′ target to increase take-up of female employees – Network Rail – 06/03/2017

Inside King’s Cross: The Railway – Network Rail
Liberum cuts earnings outlook for Southern Rail owner Go-Ahead – the Telegraph
ScotRail EMU refurbishment contract awarded – the Railway Gazette
Ten years after – Grayrigg remembered – RailStaff

Safe from start to finish – RailStaff

HS2 – What happens next? – RailStaff

4th March 2017
MP “grateful” to Network Rail’s Liverpool Lime Street repair team – Network Rail

3rd March 2017
Railway stations are the beating heart of urban regeneration – the Guardian

Electrification plans in doubt – Railnews
New figures show Network Rail’s economic contribution to the North West – Network Rail
London Underground scraps plans for tunnel-cleaning train – the IET

Ballooning budget for Great Western electrification jeopardises expansion to other lines – the IET
Open access operators could pay public service obligation levy – the Railway Gazette
‘Strike cancelled’ posters ‘put up in error’, Northern rail claims – the BBC

2nd March 2017
Liverpool Lime Street to reopen on Thursday 9 March – Network Rail

In focus – signalling – Network Rail
Track workers struck by ballast, Chathill – H.M. Government
CIM buys lifting equipment specialist Mechan – the Railway Gazette

1st March 2017
No Liverpool Lime Street trains after wall collapses on to tracks – the Guardian

Three shortlisted for East Midlands franchise – Railnews
No trains to run in or out of Liverpool Lime Street for several days following wall collapse – Network Rail

Damage to railway at Liverpool Lime Street: passengers advised to check before they travel – Network Rail
East Midlands rail franchise: 3 firms make the shortlist – H.M. Government
Three prequalify for next East Midlands franchise – the Railway Gazette
Government ministers attend roundtable to discuss Brexit with rail industry leaders – the Rail Delivery Group

28th February 2017
Rail staff at Merseyside and Northern to strike – the Guardian

Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong – the Guardian
Railway industry at ‘crucial turning point’ – Railnews
Full steam ahead for autumn and winter retail sales at stations – Network Rail
Platform-train interface incident at Bank station – H.M. Government
‘#BagelGate’: Fight on train after rowdy mob keeps placing bagels on travellers’ heads – the Telegraph

27th February 2017
New tram line opens in Manchester – Railnews

Celebrating excellence at the 19th Rail Business Awards – the Railway Gazette
Man accused of attacking police officer at Plymouth Railway Station released on bail – the Plymouth Herald

26th February 2017
New £185m Manchester tram line that unearthed burial site opens – the Guardian

Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours – the Guardian
Tensions rising for Go-Ahead as unions set to discuss more Southern action – the Telegraph

24th February 2017
German contracts more attractive than UK franchises, says National Express CEO – the Railway Gazette

Weekly newspapers: Palace to prison and a partying PM – the BBC

23rd February 2017
HS2 Bill receives Royal Assent – Railnews

Track, train and passenger join together for the first time as Network Rail transformation continues apace – Network Rail
Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent – H.M. Government
Rail strikes benefit coach provider National Express – the Telegraph
HS2 Phase 1 bill receives Royal Assent – the Railway Gazette
Great Britain records 10 years without train accident fatalities – the Railway Gazette

21st February 2017
RMT prepares strike ballot for Night Tube staff – Railnews

Centrepiece of Great North Rail Project takes its place – Network Rail
Ordsall Chord bridge move brings ‘flowing ribbon’ link closer – the Railway Gazette

20th February 2017
London night tube drivers to vote on strikes – the Guardian

Croydon tram victims ‘ejected through windows’ during crash – the Guardian
Railfreight grants drop could mean ‘thousands of additional lorries’ – Railnews

Last-minute bid to block HS2 – Railnews
Croydon tram crash investigation suggests driver had ‘lost awareness’ before seven killed in derailment – the Telegraph
Siemens forms UK Mobility Digitalisation unit – the Railway Gazette

17th February 2017
Merseyrail and Northern strike ballots open amid Southern deal collapse – the Guardian

DOO discontent spreads across north – Railnews
Change of venue for Crofton information event: Monday 20 Febuary 2017 – H.M. Government

16th February 2017
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal – the Guardian

ASLEF referendum result today – Railnews

Southern drivers reject DOO deal – Railnews
In focus – electrification – Network Rail
Southern Rail drivers reject deal aimed at ending dispute – the Telegraph
Rail punctuality worst in 10 years, figures show – the BBC

15th February 2017
Solar-powered trains are closer to reality than we might think – the Guardian – 15/02/2017

Southern rail workers set new strike date after talks collapse – the Guardian
New Southern walkout next week – Railnews

Network Rail on track to save £14m a year – Railnews

DOO peace talks were ‘a mockery’ says RMT – Railnews
World’s first “formation flying” engineering trains will upgrade the railway faster and cheaper – Network Rail
Production of Devon and Cornwall trainsets begins in Italy – the Railway Gazette

Bluetooth-enabled ticket gates demonstrated – the Railway Gazette

A lesson in virtual reality – RailStaff
Footage reveals car swerving across rail tracks – the BBC

14th February 2017
Full steam ahead as Tornado engine powers Settle-Carlisle train service – the Guardian

Southern DOO talks restart with RMT – Railnews
Love is in the air after romantic Paddington surprise – Network Rail

£50m North Wales railway upgrade project underway – Network Rail
Tube commuters exposed to extreme air pollution levels – the IET
Commuters on public transport ‘exposed to higher pollution levels than car users’ – the Telegraph
Settle-Carlisle line: Tornado powers 12 scheduled services – the BBC

13th February 2017
Italian purchase of c2c franchise confirmed – Railnews
Trenitalia completes c2c acquisition – the Railway Gazette

10th February 2017
Fifth of rail passengers buy wrong ticket from machines, says regulator – the Guardian

New ORR clampdown on ticket machines – Railnews
Millions of rail passengers to get refunds under watchdog plans to end ticket machine rip-off – the Telegraph

9th February 2017
Arriva Rail North staff to consider strike action over role of train guards – the Guardian
Interserve wins Network Rail station facilities management contract – the Railway Gazette
Closures as completion of north-London rail line work delayed – the BBC

8th February 2017
London train evacuated after smoke alert caused by workman’s drill – the Guardian

Famous swing bridge set to go in Greater Anglia wishlist – Railnews

Crisis warnings on Transport for London – Railnews
Infrastructure insight – bridges, tunnels and viaducts on the rail network – Network Rail
Want to tackle sexual assault on public transport? Let’s start with the onlookers – the Telegraph
Technology strategy for the ‘age of the digital train’ – the Railway Gazette

The heroes of Britain’s railways in the Great War – RailStaff

Getting active in 2017 – RailStaff

Crossrail innovation – The future? – RailStaff
Train line reopens after level crossing death – the BBC

7th February 2017
Railways could use eye scans to charge passengers, say industry plans – the Guardian

Freight train derailment, Lewisham – H.M. Government
Iris and fingerprint scans should be used to pay for rail tickets, industry plan suggests – the IET
Fall in sterling sends FirstGroup revenues up a gear as US business expands – the Telegraph
Measure and act on what passengers want – the Railway Gazette

Lineside connectivity company TeleRail launched – the Railway Gazette
Hynes to lead Scottish railways – RailStaff

HS2 fleet: Under starters orders – RailStaff
Rail firms mull iris scan train fares – the BBC

6th February 2017
How to attract the best talent to help improve public transport – the Guardian

A North Channel rail tunnel to raise morale – the Guardian
Franchising ‘fails to deliver for passengers’ say MPs – Railnews

ASLEF DOO settlement ‘a disgrace’ says RMT – Railnews

5th February 2017
Southern rail deal with union fragile as drivers plan to vote against – the Guardian

Britain’s rail franchise model unfit for purpose, say MPs – the Guardian
Southern rail boss says driver-operated doors rollout will continue despite union deal – the Telegraph

4th February 2017
RMT attacks Aslef deal in Southern rail dispute – the Guardian

Labour promises ‘Crossrail for the north’ to create 850,000 jobs – the Guardian

Is Ticketclever the way to put rail fares back on track? We find out – the Guardian

Eurostar pulls out all the stops with luxury Paris lounge – the Guardian

3rd February 2017
Engines ordered for Civity UK DMUs – the Railway Gazette

Trials aim to blow the dust off rail ticketing – the Railway Gazette

2nd February 2017
London tube strikes called off – the Guardian

London tube strike will cause severe travel disruption, warns TfL – the Guardian

Southern rail and union agree deal to end strikes over driver-only trains – the Guardian

Q&A: what does the Southern rail deal over strikes mean? – the Guardian
Our railway safety campaigns – helping to keep people safe – Network Rail
Vivarail releases report into D-Train fire – the Railway Gazette

1st February 2017
Rail firms ordered to improve provision of accessible toilets – the Guardian
Overhaul of UK train ticket pricing to be trialled in May – the Guardian

Southern commuters launch legal claim to force government’s hand – the Guardian
Ticket-splitting comes in from the cold – Railnews
Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway – H.M. Government

Serious irregularity at Cardiff East Junction – H.M. Government
Train operators to test ‘radical fare changes’ – the Railway Gazette
Meadow makeover for Gospel Oak and Barking – RailStaff

Desiro debut at Clapham – RailStaff

31st January 2017
The 5 longest railway tunnels in the world – the Telegraph

30th January 2017
Legal challenge to Merseyside new trains deal – Railnews

Our awards – proud to be at the forefront of innovation – Network Rail

27th January 2017
Man who pushed Polish man on to tube tracks jailed for 10 years – the Guardian

London tube strikes planned for February over station staffing – the Guardian

Accessibility and ownership of the UK’s railways – the Guardian
Government plays down Southern ‘nationalisation’ reports – Railnews
Upgrading the railway in the South West – Network Rail

26th January 2017
Government planning possible take-over of Southern rail – report – the Guardian

New talent joins British Transport Police Authority Board – H.M. Government
Channel Tunnel security centre opened – the Railway Gazette

25th January 2017
Bill to limit effects of rail strikes rejected by MPs – Railnews

24th January 2017
Poll confirms Southern’s status as UK’s worst-performing rail firm – the Guardian

Tube strike: Central line drivers stage 24-hour walkout – the Guardian

It’s not just pregnant women. We all need solace on the grisly trains – the Guardian
Timetables a ‘work of fiction’ says Transport Focus – Railnews
Trenitalia joins FirstGroup to bid for UK franchises – the Railway Gazette

Virtual reality railway station used for staff training – the Railway Gazette
Storm Doris continues to delay trains – Railnews

23rd January 2017
Strike laws proposed as Southern conductors walk out again – Railnews

Alex Hynes named as new head of ScotRail Alliance – Railnews

22nd January 2017
Southern train services face further disruption – the Guardian

21st January 2017
Jobs lost and broken relationships: legacy of the Southern rail crisis – the Guardian

20th January 2017
ScotRail boss resigns after pressure over firm’s performance – the Guardian

West Coast/HS2 franchise ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ – Railnews

ScotRail chief Phil Verster in surprise resignation – Railnews

HS2 train procurement launched – Railnews
Search underway for company to build HS2 trains in £2.75 billion government rail investment – H.M. Government
HS2 launches search for train supplier – the IET

Procurement of High Speed 2 trains begins – the Railway Gazette
Train passenger growth not accounted for, says Davies – the BBC

People tired of old and cramped Arriva trains, say MPs – the BBC

19th January 2017
New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released – H.M. Government

£300m to improve Brighton Main Line resilience – the Railway Gazette

18th January 2017
Southern rail to run full train service from Tuesday – the Guardian

Government gives way on HS2 blight claims – Railnews

Chinese railfreight containers arrive in London – Railnews
Social performance – Network Rail

Safety in the community – Network Rail
First China to UK rail freight service arrives in London – the Railway Gazette
All aboard the China-to-London freight train – the BBC

17th January 2017
Southern drivers’ strikes suspended for new talks – Railnews

New gloomy rail survey figures prompt calls for devolution or nationalisation – Railnews

Mitsui to own 40% of Greater Anglia franchise – Railnews
Abellio to sell 40% stake in Greater Anglia to Mitsui – the Railway Gazette
Trains passed over an unsupported rail near Bradford – the BBC

16th January 2017
Unions and tube chiefs to hold talks aimed at averting further strikes – the Guardian

Virgin season ticket means I can reserve a seat, so why am I forced to stand? – the Guardian

14th January 2017
Aslef rail union boss Mick Whelan: ‘I’m not a great fan of glorious defeats’ – the Guardian

13th January 2017
TV presenter Jamelia accuses fellow train passenger of ‘prejudice’ over first class challenge ‘as she is black’ – the Telegraph

Southern rail: Train drivers stage further walkout – the BBC

12th January 2017
How do Southern Rail passengers regain their self-respect? By going on strike – the Guardian

Southern rail conductors’ strike to compound drivers’ walkout – the Guardian

Rail strike: search goes on for a job Failing Grayling can’t do badly – the Guardian
We work hard to predict and plan for any potential problems caused by snow and ice on the rail network, and have a number of ways to address them quickly – Network Rail

PayPal and Apple Wallet speed Stansted Express booking – the Railway Gazette

Network Rail awards Shotts Line electrification contract – the Railway Gazette

11th January 2017
Rail franchise mandarin’s board gave Southern contract to client of his company – the Guardian

Southern: Labour calls for inquiry into ‘murky world’ of rail franchising – the Guardian

Govia withholds compensation from delayed rail customers – the Guardian

Southern rail operator appeals to supreme court to block drivers’ strikes – the Guardian
Fatal collision between a tram and a pedestrian, Sheffield – H.M. Government
Trenitalia buys c2c to enter UK rail market – the Railway Gazette
Southern rail: Train drivers’ strike enters second day – the BBC

9th January 2017
I would join striking Southern staff on picket line, says Corbyn – the Guardian

Solar panel researchers investigate powering trains by bypassing grid – the Guardian

Renewed strike action on Southern rail adds to commuter misery – the Guardian
DOO appeal set to be heard by Supreme Court – Railnews

Unions have ‘overreacted’ claims Southern – Railnews

Funding for D-Train trial withdrawn after engine fire – Railnews

9th January 2017
‘Four out of ten’ Underground stations closed by strike – Railnews

Vegetation management – Network Rail

Boulder falls on tracks between Gloucester and Swindon – the BBC

8th January 2017
Gridlock on London streets as Tube strike hits – timelapse aerial video – the Guardian – 08/01/2017

Tube strike brings manic Monday for commuters in gridlocked London – the Guardian

Tube strike: service to be severely reduced as second union walks out – the Guardian

London Underground strike kicks off week of tube, air and rail walkouts – the Guardian
RMT suggests pausing Southern DOO plan – Railnews

Minister has ‘resilience plan’ as more ScotRail strikes loom – Railnews
Astra wagons delivered to DB Cargo UK – the Railway Gazette

7th January 2017
London Underground makes last-ditch effort to avert tube strike – the Guardian

I work for Southern rail: this is why I am striking – the Guardian

6th January 2017
Southern rail, London Underground and BA staff to go ahead with strikes – the Guardian

Is Britain’s rail network getting worse? – the Guardian

Rail minister pledges no repeat of Paralympian’s train experience – the Guardian
Old, overcrowded and underfunded: it is time to overhaul our railways – the Guardian
Tracking the cost: UK and European rail commuter fares compared – in data – the Guardian

Southern rail crisis: Grayling backs regulator described as ‘shambles’ – the Guardian
Transport secretary offers peace talks in DOO dispute – Railnews
Rail regulator to set out national safety framework for train dispatch – H.M. Government

5th January 2017
Southern rail: RMT agrees to direct talks with government – the Guardian

In Britain, it’s not just the train toilets that disabled people can’t get into – the Guardian

4th January 2017
Virgin gets back on track with rail ticket refunds – the Guardian
Your Opinions: Ivan Rogers’ Brexit successor – and the Southern trains crisis – the Guardian – 04/01/2017

Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? – the Guardian

Southern rail strike next week cut from six days to three – the Guardian

Southern rail drivers split planned six-day strike in two – the Guardian

Southern to deploy buses during strikes – Railnews
Major rail investment needed to cope with booming passenger numbers – the IET
Week-long Southern Rail strike cut to three days as unions warn of further action – the Telegraph

3rd January 2017
Rail campaigners hold station protests against fare increases – the Guardian

‘I feared for my health’: disabled actor tells of nightmare train journey – the Guardian

Rail passengers to stage station protests against fare increases – the Guardian

Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study – the Guardian
What are your experiences of disabled facilities? – the Guardian
It’s a disgrace that a Paralympian had to wet herself on a train – but not a surprise – the Guardian
Protests over ‘kick in the teeth’ fare increases – Railnews
Christmas starts now for 24,000 railway engineers after successful delivery of £100m upgrade work – Network Rail

2nd January 2017
Rail fares: Hike ‘result of success’ – rail boss – the BBC

Paralympian forced to wet herself on train without accessible toilet – the Guardian

Brian Adcock on rail ticket price hike – cartoon – the Guardian
Passengers get ‘kick in the teeth’ as some rail fares go up 43 per cent in seven years while strikes continue – the Telegraph
Wheel slide protection tested in leaf-fall season – Railnews
Southern rail strike: Rail unions urged to stop ‘pointless action’ – the BBC

Protests against train fare rises held at more than 100 stations – the BBC

1st January 2017
London must stand together in 2017 if its golden age is not to end – the Guardian

Scorpion on a train delays London to Edinburgh journey – the Guardian

30th December 2016
Southern rail passengers face new year disruption as strikes bite – the Guardian

Cardiff-Swansea rail disruption due to upgrade works – the BBC

Train fire in Kenilworth causes delays for passengers – the BBC

29th December 2016
Flying Scotsman: a journey in slow television – the Guardian

Virgin Trains looks to take on airlines as London-Edinburgh passengers hit one million – the Telegraph
GBRf orders wagons for biomass contract – the Railway Gazette
Update on Christmas upgrade works – Network Rail

Passengers encouraged to check before they travel as we carry out essential engineering work – Network Rail

28th December 2016
Trains on UK railways more than 20 years old, analysis shows – the Guardian
Problems with Britain’s trains – the Guardian
Average age of British passenger trains is 21, study says – the BBC

27th December 2016
Network Rail plans Bolton station expansion – the Railway Gazette

26th December 2016
Trains halted across UK as 200 engineering projects begin – the BBC

Conservatives attacked over Boxing Day rail ‘standstill’ – the BBC

25th December 2016
Labour accuses Tories of hypocrisy over Boxing Day rail shutdown – the Guardian

23rd December 2016
Rail chief defends line closures for Christmas engineering works – the Guardian

Severe gales due across Scotland as Storm Barbara moves in – the BBC

22nd December 2016
London Underground staff to stage 24-hour strike in new year – the Guardian

Cyclist’s near-miss with train at level crossing caught on CCTV – the Guardian
Collision between train and maintenance equipment, Stowe Hill Tunnel – H.M. Government
Porterbrook and Northern to develop electro-diesel MU – the Railway Gazette

21st December 2016
Level crossing near miss, Waltham Cross – H.M. Government

Train drivers in Southern rail dispute accused of ‘faking’ malfunctions to justify strikes – the Telegraph
Alstom to buy Nomad Digital – the Railway Gazette

20th December 2016
Hitachi orders Rolls-Royce PowerPacks – the Railway Gazette

Southern train strikes: MP calls for rail ombudsman – the BBC

17th December 2016
Stadler wins contract to build new Merseyrail trains – Railnews

16th December 2016
ScotRail commuters given free week of travel after disruption – the Guardian

London night tube services to Heathrow start this weekend – the Guardian
Southern rail strikes: driver says ‘lifesaver’ guards have to stay – the Guardian

Southern cancels all services as strike continues for third day – the Guardian

Drivers’ strike halts all Southern rail services for third day – the Guardian
Stadler selected to supply bespoke Merseyrail train fleet – the Railway Gazette
Merseyrail to replace fleet with driver-only trains – the BBC

Southern rail row: Train drivers’ strike halts services for third day – the BBC

15th December 2016
HS2 chairman takes job at Gatwick – the Guardian

Southern rail users face another day of chaos as Acas talks resume – the Guardian

Southern rail dispute talks end without agreement – the Guardian

Southern rail strike talks adjourned – the Guardian

Peter Wilkinson: the man the unions say is driving the Southern rail strike – the Guardian
Southern warns of ‘severe’ rail disruption after strike – the BBC

14th December 2016
Southern rail strike: RMT leader says he was barred from Acas talks – the Guardian

Sadiq Khan says his team is ready to run strike-hit Southern rail – the Guardian

Strikes won’t fix the Southern rail crisis. Here are some fresh ideas for the unions – the Guardian

RMT leader: I’m barred from Southern rail strike talks – video – the Guardian

Southern rail strike continues as train firm and unions meet at Acas – the Guardian
Southern strike: ‘Progress made’ at Acas talks – the BBC

13th December 2016
How frustrated Southern Rail passengers got to work during the strike – the Telegraph

‘My life shouldn’t be dictated by Southern rail strikes’ – the Guardian

December strikes do not signify new ‘winter of discontent’ – the Guardian

When, where and why is the Southern rail strike taking place? – the Guardian

Southern rail strike: Acas talks to take place on Wednesday – the Guardian

Chris Grayling: Southern rail strike is ‘palpable nonsense’ – the Guardian

Southern train drivers strike after court rejects appeal – the Guardian
DfT works with consumer experts and the rail industry to help passengers choose the best deal on fares – H.M. Government
Trailblazer sets standards – the Railway Gazette

12th December 2016
HS2 accused of ‘brainwashing’ schoolchildren on high-speed rail route – the Guardian

First commuter service set to begin on £230m Oxford-London rail link – the Guardian

Croydon tram crash survivors sue TfL and FirstGroup – the Guardian

Southern train drivers to strike on Tuesday after court rejects appeal – the Guardian
New Oxford to London trains launched – Railnews
GTR chief warns of ‘devastating’ effect of Southern strikes – Railnews
Crossrail minister takes ride on the Elizabeth line train as testing is set to move to London – H.M. Government
Passengers and shoppers invited to attend reindeer meet and greet at London Paddington station – Network Rail

Settle-Carlisle railway line on schedule to reopen in March 2017 – Network Rail

11th December 2016
Amber Rudd turns on striking Southern rail workers – the Guardian

Brits face longest commute to work in Europe – the Telegraph
Nylon Line handrail installed at station – the Railway Gazette

10th December 2016
Relief at last: toilet charges suspended at two London train stations – the Guardian

Chris Grayling’s Oxford-Cambridge line will clatter through 75 miles of English history – the Guardian
DfT reforms penalty fares to better protect rail passengers – H.M. Government
Redhill rail users’ bid to charter train on strike days fails – the BBC

Rail penalty fares: Passengers could get new appeals body – the BBC

9th December 2016
A brief encounter at Britain’s least-used railway station – the Guardian

Sadiq Khan: government ‘abandoning passengers’ on Southern rail – the Guardian

Hitachi unveils first UK-built Intercity Express train – the Guardian
Mayor steps up campaign for TfL takeover – Railnews
Judge refuses injunction against Southern DOO strikes – Railnews
First British IEP unveiled – the Rail Delivery Group

International Reduced Rate Card – FIP Card – the Rail Delivery Group
New high-speed Intercity train unveiled – the BBC

8th December 2016
Sadiq Khan takes Transport for London into new business territory – the Guardian

Desperate commuters, it’s time for a rebellion the government can’t ignore – the Guardian

For Chris Grayling trains are always about ideology, not passengers – the Guardian

HS1 owners consider sale after receiving offers – the Guardian

Court rejects bid to halt Southern train drivers’ industrial action – the Guardian
Govia awaits High Court DOO strike ruling – Railnews
Level crossing near miss, Castle Cary – 26th November 2016 – H.M. Government

Southern drivers’ strike to go ahead after court ruling – the BBC

7th December 2016
Network Rail puts project funding under spotlight – Railnews

Mayor told to stay away from National Rail – Railnews
Stagecoach feels the squeeze as low fuel prices drive a slowdown in bus and rail – the Telegraph
Market pillar criticised as final adoption nears – the Railway Gazette

6th December 2016
Plans for Transport for London to take over capital’s rail lines ditched – the Guardian

Shippea Hill: just ‘one person a month’ uses UK’s quietest train station – the Guardian

‘A very British form of privatisation’: readers on Grayling’s rail plans – the Guardian

The Guardian view on Chris Grayling’s rail plans: small-minded, ideological and partisan – the Guardian

Southern rail strike: Grayling offers to meet RMT union for talks – the Guardian
Chris Grayling unveils plans for fully privatised rail line – the Guardian
Grayling urges an end to rail maintenance confrontation – Railnews
Transport secretary puts passengers at the heart of the railway – H.M. Government
Britain’s most and least used train stations revealed, with one getting just 12 passengers a year – the Telegraph
East West Rail heads move to vertical reintegration – the Rail Delivery Group
Flaxby rail crossing crash tractor driver sentenced – the BBC

Southern rail ‘major delays’ as union action grows – the BBC

Southern rail strikes: Commuters’ tales of ‘hell’ – the BBC
Train and track operations to be reunited in rail revamp – the BBC

5th December 2016
Bridge crash causes rail problems between Aberdeen and Inverness – the BBC

Tube strikes called off after union talks with London Underground – the Guardian
Underground strikes called off after ‘progressive’ talks – Railnews

‘Don’t travel unless you must’ warning as more DOO strikes loom – Railnews
Rail minister refuses Southern rail dispute intervention – the BBC

4th December 2016
Travel chaos on the way as Southern rail walkout coincides with London Underground strike – the Telegraph

Train hits a car at Cleghorn level crossing – the BBC

3rd December 2016
Network Rail to lose sole control of rail maintenance – the Guardian

Re-engineered Tube train begins main-line diesel trials – the IET

2nd December 2016
UK train fares to go up by 2.3% in 2017 – the Guardian

Rail fare rises driven by hikes on Virgin Trains East Coast – the Guardian
Compensation payment of 1 month’s travel for Southern passengers – H.M. Government
Train fares in Britain will go up by average of 2.3 per cent from January – the Telegraph
Man jailed after £150,000 rail delays in Wolverhampton – the BBC
Train fares to rise by average of 2.3% – the BBC

1st December 2016
Southern rail pre-Christmas strike dates changed – the Guardian

30th November 2016
Track worker near miss, Surbiton – H.M. Government

North Wales’ rail improvement call backed by 400 companies – the BBC

29th November 2016
London Underground station staff vote to strike in row over safety – the Guardian

£300m Cardiff rail upgrade to disrupt Christmas travel – the BBC
Cardiff rail upgrades to disrupt Christmas travel – the BBC
Calls for devolved Network Rail backed – the BBC

28th November 2016
Plans for ‘simpler, more modern’ UK train fare system to be announced – the Guardian

Southern train drivers vote in favour of strike action – the Guardian
Result of Southern train drivers’ strike ballot to be announced – the Guardian
ASLEF calls drivers’ strikes on Southern – Railnews
Media correction: RAIB Paddington safety digest – H.M. Government
Piccadilly Line Night Tube hours should be halted due to engineering issues, RMT says – the IET
Train derailment causes delays to rail passengers in North West – the BBC
Piccadilly Line delays: Wet leaves cause train shortage – the BBC

24th November 2016
Drivers on two London Underground lines to strike in December – the Guardian

23rd November 2016
Railways in the UK Autumn Statement – the Railway Gazette

New data reveals sharp rise in alcohol-related incidents across the rail network in December – Network Rail

22nd November 2016
New DOO walkouts disrupt Southern services – Railnews

18th November 2016
TfL fares to be frozen for four years – the Guardian

Swiss trains and the timetables wizard of Northampton – the IET

17th November 2016
New speed restrictions following tram crash – Railnews

Death toll rises to seven after ‘overspeed’ tram crash – Railnews
Government announces £10 million funding for rail resilience in the South West – H.M. Government
Annual Safety Review 2015 Published – H.M. Government
EQT completes acquisition of GB Railfreight – the Railway Gazette
Sturgeon ‘sorry’ for rail disruption after Edinburgh train breakdown – the Railway Gazette
High speed rail forum addresses challenges of a changing society – the Railway Gazette

16th November 2016
Poor transport links holding back UK’s ‘Silicon Valley’ – the IET

Government’s HS2 phase 2 plan could mean bulldozing residential estate – the IET
Autumn Statement: digital rail signalling, broadband investments and R&D funding – the IET

10th November 2016
HS2 Phase 2 plans are a ‘shot in arm’ for economy – Railnews

HS2 route to the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester set out by the government – H.M. Government

FirstGroup riding high on the dollar as its US businesses drive growth – the Telegraph

10th November 2016
Welsh Government sets out rolling stock aspirations – the Railway Gazette

Thameslink rail disruption ‘could last to Friday’ – the BBC

9th November 2016
Derailment at Southampton – H.M. Government

7th November 2016
Rail delays after man hit by train near Birmingham International – the BBC

4th November 2016
Southern Rail strikes: Eight things you wanted to know – the BBC

3rd November 2016
Southern rail workers to strike over Christmas and new year – the Guardian

More Southern Railway strike dates threaten Christmas and New Year train chaos – the Telegraph
Detecting voids on the move – the Railway Gazette
Castlerock: Final stop for NI Railways train signal box – the BBC
Southern rail strikes set for Christmas and New Year’s Eve – the BBC
Strike-hit rail firm Southern in RMT holiday pay row – the BBC

2nd November 2016
£60m Hull Trains electro-diesel train deal signed – the Railway Gazette

Engineering works blamed for rail commuter disruption – the BBC
RMT call to Transport Secretary over Southern rail ‘chaos’ – the BBC

1st November 2016
Driver escaped being hit by 105mph train with three seconds to spare – the Guardian

Christmas engineering works are crucial to railways – the Guardian
Dark web departure: fake train tickets go on sale alongside AK-47s – the Guardian
Britain’s best new train stations – in pictures – the Guardian
New National Rail Security campaign starts today: ‘See it. Say it. Sorted.’ – H.M. Government
Go-ahead shrugs off Southern woes to maintain full-year outlook – the Telegraph

31st October 2016
Rail passengers face less than merry Christmas with travel disruptions – the Guardian

Southern rail conductors to strike again this week – the Guardian
Scottish rail strikes threat over police plan – Railnews
New ultimatum in Southern DOO dispute – Railnews
Southern rail returns to ‘normal’ timetable – the BBC
Forged rail tickets sold on ‘dark web’, BBC investigation reveals – the BBC
Rail delays for Christmas travellers – the BBC

28th October 2016
UK trains could run more frequently using digital technology, MPs claim – the IET

Bridge lift to increase clearances – the Railway Gazette
Network Rail encourages passengers to plan journeys early ahead of Christmas upgrade work – Network Rail

27th October 2016
TransPennine Express coach production begins – the Railway Gazette

Southern rail strike to hit Lewes Bonfire celebrations – the BBC

26th October 2016
Severn Tunnel electrification installation completed – the Railway Gazette

Barnardo’s announces partnership with Network Rail – Network Rail

24th October 2016
Rail delays after person hit by train – the BBC

It’s goodbye to ATOC in industry shake-up – Railnews
Rail Delivery Group name replaces ATOC – the Railway Gazette
Abellio Greater Anglia: Staff Travel Pass – Autumn 2016 – the Rail Delivery Group
Severn Tunnel reopens to passengers as iconic milestone to prepare South Wales Mainline for electrification is completed – Network Rail
Welsh ministers urged to bid for EU rail cash for Metro – the BBC
Newly-named train Y Cymro marks Severn Tunnel reopening – the BBC

23rd October 2016
She’s got an e-ticket for all of us to ride and wants to turn rail travel on its head – the Telegraph

Welsh rail franchise ‘to keep cross-border services’ – the BBC

22nd October 2016
Five taken to hospital as bus crashes into Tottenham bridge – the Guardian

Travel warning for Scotland’s rail passengers – the BBC

Fareham main rail line and station close for nine days – the BBC

21st October 2016
North Greenwich tube station terror alert sparked by bag of wires – the Guardian

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs, raising fears for British workforce – the Guardian
Essex train commuters make rail delay video diary – the BBC
Southern rail: Fears for health and safety on network – the BBC

20th October 2016
Southern railway to restore full timetable from 31 October – the Guardian

RMT suspends Southern rail strike after British Legion request – the Guardian
Southern rail: Strike suspended at British Legion’s request – the BBC
London tube station closed for controlled explosion of ‘suspicious’ item – the Guardian
Scotrail ‘golden train’ plan to reduce delays – the BBC
Major improvement plan for struggling ScotRail – Railnews
Fatal accident at Alice Holt level crossing 5th October 2016 – H.M. Government

19th October 2016
‘We’re wasting money’: the case for greater local power over transport
Eurotunnel prepares to sell GB Railfreight – Railnews
Fire on Blackpool Tram – H.M. Government
Eurostar traffic falls 10pc on terror fears but weak sterling boosts Channel Tunnel operator – the Telegraph
Flood-damaged DMU returns to service – the Railway Gazette
Newport to Gloucester rail line reopens after train hits person – the BBC
15,000 apply for 78 jobs to drive new Virgin trains – the Guardian
Thousands apply for train driver jobs on east coast route – the BBC
Commuters’ views on ScotRail train services – the BBC

Southern rail strike: Second day of three-day action – the BBC

18th October 2016
‘Transformative’ Greater Anglia franchise starts – Railnews

Power failure stops Channel tunnel transport – the Guardian
Southern rail row deepens as Aslef announces strike ballot – the Guardian
Rail freight group DB Cargo to shed 900 UK jobs – the Guardian
Eurostar to cut 80 jobs as Brexit and terror attacks hit ticket sales – the Guardian
Roy Hill to join HS2 as interim Chief Executive – H.M. Government
Rail freight business DB Cargo to cut 900 UK jobs as coal and steel demand plunge – the Telegraph
DB Cargo plans to cut 893 jobs in face of ‘unprecedented’ market changes – the Railway Gazette
Rail freight firm DB Cargo plans to cut 900 jobs – the BBC

Southern strike: Latest three-day walkout begins – the BBC

17th October 2016
Southern rail strikes to go ahead after union rejects £2,000 ‘bribe’ – the Guardian

Fresh attempt to end Southern rail strike fails to stop latest walkout – the Guardian
No light at the end of an Ireland-Scotland rail tunnel – the Guardian

East Anglia franchise is ‘deliberately ambitious’ – the Railway Gazette
Rail bid: “Once in a generation” chance, says Ken Skates – the BBC

15th October 2016
HS2 to spend nearly £1 million on psychologists to test construction crews for signs of stress – the Telegraph
HS2 should be renamed the Grand Union Railway as the controversial project is ‘not actually about speed’ – the Telegraph

14th October 2016
Southern rail: MPs condemn ministers’ failure to monitor firm – the Guardian

Sadiq Khan submits takeover plan to end London’s rail commuter ‘nightmare’ – the Guardian
Rail passengers have been ‘badly let down’, say MPs – Railnews
Powers granted for Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park extension – the Railway Gazette
CLIC Sargent’s 2014–2016 charity of choice partnership with Network Rail valued at £4.5m – Network Rail

London mayor bids for more control of suburban rail services – the BBC

13th October 2016
Plans to allow rail users to claim compensation for 15-minute delays – the Guardian

Hinkley, HS2 and Heathrow show May’s team are out of their depth – the Guardian
Delay compensation threshold halved to 15 minutes – Railnews
Contenders named for next Welsh franchise – Railnews
Government announces improved compensation scheme for rail passengers – H.M. Government
Sensor enables trains to monitor condition of tracks – the IET
Bogie test facility opens in Huddersfield – the Railway Gazette
Wales & Borders bidders asked to propose Metro options – the Railway Gazette
Rail firm committed to the Far North Line – the BBC
Southern rail strike continues after collapse of talks – the BBC

Rail delays: New plans to compensate passengers – the BBC

12th October 2016
Easier, cheaper travel needs joined-up government thinking – the Guardian

Southern rail dispute: talks break down without agreement – the Guardian
Southern rail boss and RMT chief to meet in bid to break deadlock – the Guardian
‘Second person’ argument derails Southern talks – Railnews
New peace moves in Southern DOO dispute – Railnews
HS2 ‘needed more than ever’ – Railnews
‘Customers come first – not the union’ – Railnews
Transport Secretary confirms government commitment to HS2 – H.M. Government
No question over UK government’s commitment to HS2 with £70m fund – the IET
Eurostar to cut services and jobs – the Railway Gazette

Southern Rail strike: Talks break down as strike continues – the BBC

11th October 2016
Children have a right to travel too – the Guardian

Southern rail strike and engineering works compound commuter misery – the Guardian
Southern rail and RMT chiefs agree to face-to-face talks over strikes – the Guardian
Severe disruption on Southern as new strikes start – Railnews
New war of words on Southern strike day – Railnews
Tony Poulter appointed to the Department for Transport Board – H.M. Government
First three-day Southern Rail strike begins – the BBC

Southern Rail strike: Passengers plead for end to ‘chaos’ – the BBC

10th October 2016
Three-day Southern rail strike to go ahead despite legal challenge – the Guardian

Welsh viaduct reopens after fire – Railnews
RMT faces legal challenge from Southern in DOO dispute – Railnews
Virgin criticized over ‘mood boosting’ app designed to help stressed delay victims – the Telegraph
Crisis-hit Southern Rail operator threatens legal action to quash strike as franchise questions mount – the Telegraph

Liverpool and Wirral rail passengers warned of delays during engineering work – the BBC

9th October 2016
RMT calls for further talks to avert Southern rail strike – the Guardian
Cardiff rail work to affect Wales v Georgia football fans – the BBC

7th October 2016
Jubilee line joins London’s busier than expected night tube – the Guardian

French train firm unveils plans for £20m plant in north-west England – the Guardian
Fast train to publication too fast – the Guardian
Child-free sections on planes is a good start. Now let’s sort out the trains – the Guardian

6th October 2016
London commuter train broke emergency speed limit by 70mph – report – the Guardian

Southern rail strike to go ahead after talks collapse – the Guardian
Southern/RMT talks fail: strikes to go ahead – Railnews
Crucial talks start between Southern and RMT – Railnews
RMT defiant after breakdown of Southern rail talks – the BBC

Talks to avert Southern rail strikes end without agreement – the BBC

5th October 2016
The Night Tube launches on the Jubilee line this week, on Friday 7 October, and will be running all night on Fridays and Saturdays.
There will be a train about every 10 minutes. Standard off-peak fares will be charged and Day Travelcards cover journeys made until 04.29 the next day. We have also extended some bus services to help meet increased demand for customers travelling to and from Night Tube stations.
The Night Tube is already running on the Victoria line and most of the Central line, between Ealing Broadway and Loughton/Hainault via Newbury Park, and will also launch on the Northern and Piccadilly lines this autumn.
For full details, please visit tfl.gov.uk/nighttube – TfL by email
ScotRail dispute resolved after staff accept deal over guards – the Guardian
Southern rail and RMT to hold talks in bid to avert series of strikes – the Guardian
Pension funds back Abellio East Anglia order for Stadler trainsets – the Railway Gazette
New app to help sign language users cross the railway safely – Network Rail
WW2 bomb on Newport rail line is ‘not ammunition’ – the BBC

Severn Tunnel upgrade costing £10m, Network Rail says – the BBC

4th October 2016
Southern rail commuters to launch legal action against DfT – the Guardian

Tube strike on cards as rail union announces ballot over jobs – the Guardian
Southern rail says it will sack conductors unless deal over role is reached – the Guardian
Southern standoff worsens – Railnews
London Underground seeks better track design to support Night Tube – the Railway Gazette
Rail services hit by Barmouth Bridge viaduct fire – the BBC

RMT makes official complaint over Southern rail tweet – the BBC

3rd October 2016
Eleven cows killed in train strike near Peterborough – the BBC

Tube strike on cards as rail union announces ballot over jobs – the Guardian
Southern rail says it will sack conductors unless deal over role is reached – the Guardian

Southern rail’s ‘tweet RMT’ plea angers rail passengers – the BBC

New deadline set to end Southern dispute – Railnews

30th September 2016
Virgin Trains East Coast workers to go ahead with 24-hour strike – the Guardian

As a nattering Northerner, I’m horrified by these Tube Chat badges – you can’t force conversation – the Telegraph
East Anglia rail operator Abellio clinches £900m financing deal for new trains – the Telegraph
‘Largest rolling stock deal since privatisation’ is signed – the Railway Gazette

Balfour Beatty acquires Omnicom Engineering – the Railway Gazette
Passengers urged to plan ahead before major improvement works at Waterloo station next August – Network Rail

29th September 2016
‘Tube chat’ campaign provokes horror among London commuters – the Guardian

Arriva promises faster rail journeys as it retains Cross Country contract – the Guardian
Rail industry regulator gets 3 new board members – H.M. Government
Community rail plan for line between Swindon and Westbury to go ahead – H.M. Government
Better journeys for passengers on the Cross Country network – H.M. Government
Awards success for rail industry suicide prevention programme – Network Rail
TransWilts rail service made permanent by government – the BBC

Train drivers ‘fell asleep’ when passing signals near Reading – the BBC

28th September 2016
Barrister disbarred for dodging train fares – the Guardian

Worrying report reveals a third of young people use their mobile phone while crossing the railway – Network Rail

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen ‘stranded on a train’ – the BBC

27th September 2016
Disabled people are still being treated as second class on public transport – the Guardian

Rail delays after man hit by train at Polmont station – the BBC

26th September 2016
Southern rail owner’s chief operating officer lands HS1 top job – the Guardian
Virgin Trains East Coast workers to stage 24-hour strike next week – the Guardian
Virgin East Coast rail staff to strike on 3 October – the BBC

Dyan Crowther to leave Govia Thameslink – Railnews
Watford train crash: Driver ‘sent out emergency warning’ – the BBC
Derailment and collision, Watford tunnel – H.M. Government

23rd September 2016
Sadiq Khan’s new TfL board’s first meeting: hopping, inclusive and refreshed – the Guardian

How to reduce the risks of carmageddon – the Guardian

Network Rail volunteer recognised for his contribution to railway safety – Network Rail

22nd September 2016
Southern passengers face more disruption as RMT plans 14 days of strikes – the Guardian

RMT calls new autumn walkouts on Southern – Railnews
Oxford line ready for December launch – Railnews
How could those men refuse to move out of a seat for a woman in need? One word – entitlement – the Telegraph
Tracklaying completed for Chiltern to Oxford – the Railway Gazette
ScotRail Class 385 on test – the Railway Gazette
No inquiry into Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch train crash – the BBC
Steam train enthusiast injured in track fall taking photos – the BBC

21st September 2016
Conductors to stay on ScotRail routes – Railnews

Level crossing collision, Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway – H.M. Government – 21/09/2016
Vibration to power level crossings – the Railway Gazette
Stadler introduces Eurodual UK locomotive – the Railway Gazette
Oxford to Marylebone track now complete – Network Rail
Londonderry tunnel: Lifeguard tells of pair’s near-miss with train – the BBC
Network Rail fined £4m after woman killed by train at foot crossing – the Guardian
Network Rail fined £4m over level crossing death of actress – the BBC

Map reveals mayor’s London Overground rail takeover plan – the BBC

20th September 2016
Fourth ERTMS memorandum signed – the Railway Gazette

Smarter pantograph developed – the Railway Gazette
Train narrowly misses two people in Londonderry tunnel – the BBC

Birmingham New Street station marks one year since its grand reopening – Network Rail

19th September 2016
HS2’s promise of a jobs bonanza is an absurd way to look at things – the Guardian

Services on landslip line return to normal – Railnews

Consultation launched over new Govia Thameslink service – Railnews
Occupied wheelchair contacting passing train – update – H.M. Government

Emergency Services Show – H.M. Government
Rail disruption after person hit by train in Glasgow – the BBC

17th September 2016
Cardiff Central rail disruption for high speed work – the BBC

16th September 2016
Train derailed in Watford as torrential rain hits UK – video – the Guardian

Train derails after landslide as heavy rain causes UK travel chaos – the Guardian
How a new train station could expand Cambridge’s ‘red-hot’ property market – the Telegraph

Two hurt as train derailed in flood landslide near Watford Junction – the BBC

15th September 2016
Think Hinkley is an expensive white elephant? Not compared with HS2… – the Guardian

Pregnant actress Olivia Wilde shames commuters for refusing to give up subway seats – the Telegraph
Rule Book app to be tested – the Railway Gazette

Apprenticeship boost as Network Rail offers 140 new opportunities – Network Rail
Tube strike – TfL by email
Some drivers on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines who are RMT union members are currently planning to strike from 21:30 tonight, Thursday 15 September for 24 hours. If the strike goes ahead, there will be no Hammersmith & City line service from around 21:00 tonight, and all day tomorrow, Friday 16 September, and a very limited Circle line service during the same times. Please complete your journeys on these lines by 21:00 tonight.
All other services will run as normal but other Tube lines, particularly the District and Piccadilly lines, are expected to be busier as passengers seek alternative routes. Some roads in west and central London could also be busier than usual.
Please allow more time for your journeys and check before you travel by visiting tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike or follow @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest information.

14th September 2016
Does Chris Grayling really want to give troubled Southern rail to Sadiq Khan? – the Guardian

Urgent clarity needed on HS2 costs and timescale, MPs warn – the Guardian
New chairman for Derby-based rail forum – Railnews

13th September 2016
MPs voice fresh concerns about HS2 – Railnews

‘Passionate’ DfT minister launches major railfreight strategy – Railnews
Tarmac wagons delivered – the Railway Gazette
Industry welcomes rail freight strategy – the Railway Gazette
CAF to open UK rolling stock plant in 2018 – the Railway Gazette
Train derailment at Welwyn Garden City leads to delays – the BBC
Rail minister Paul Maynard promises action on Southern – the BBC
Rail minister Paul Maynard ‘committed’ to resolving Southern Rail issues – the BBC

Could microwaves rid rail lines of leaves? – the BBC

12th September 2016
Warnings as Severn Tunnel closes for electrification – Railnews

HS2’s Simon Kirby announces resignation – Railnews
FlyBe Cardiff to London City link coincides with rail work – the BBC
Commuters share their rail woe – the BBC

Rail season tickets cost 10% of net pay – the BBC

11th September 2016
Concrete sleepers for tight curves – the Railway Gazette

A statement from HS2 chairman, David Higgins – H.M. Government
HS2 rail link boss quits to join Rolls-Royce – the BBC

10th September 2016
South Yorkshire HS2 decision based on incomplete data – the Guardian

HS2 boss quits before key decision on high-speed rail project – the Guardian

9th September 2016
Urgent review ordered on Borders railway – the Guardian

Go-Ahead chief’s pay drops 40pc to £1.3m amid Southern Rail crisis – the Telegraph
Arriva faces bus and rail fare caps in the North – the Telegraph

First anniversary is one in a million for Borders Railway – Network Rail

8th September 2016
Think tank urges part-privatisation of Network Rail – Railnews

Southern Judicial Review fund tops £12,000 – Railnews
Go-Ahead Group a ‘political football’ in Southern dispute – the Telegraph
Hitachi ETCS approved for passenger service – the Railway Gazette
Railway heroes save over 1,000 lives on Britain’s rail network in just a year – Network Rail
South West Train study shows numbers without valid tickets – the BBC

Southern rail strike enters second day in RMT dispute – the BBC

7th September 2016
Sadiq Khan’s TfL board is impressively diverse. Now, how good are its maths? – the Guardian

Come on, The Girl on the Train, do it for public transport – the Guardian
Cattle-class: are Thameslink’s new ‘tube-style’ trains the future of commuting? – the Guardian
Fatal accident, Nottingham – H.M. Government
Northern Ireland ticketing upgrade – the Railway Gazette
Southern rail passengers face more disruption as two-day strike begins – the Guardian
Southern rail: Passengers ‘not happy’ with fresh strike – the BBC
Southern rail: Strike ‘solidly supported’, says RMT – the BBC

The schoolchildren ‘distressed’ by rail strike – the BBC

6th September 2016
London fares, affordable homes and the conundrum of Harrow-on-the-Hill – the Guardian
Network Rail to unlock land for 12,000 new homes by 2020 – Network Rail
Dover to Folkestone railway reopens ahead of schedule – Network Rail

West Midlands rail franchise bidder ‘can remove seats’ – the BBC

5th September 2016
London Underground retires 90-year-old tech in line upgrades – the IET

Southern commuters in crowdfunding drive to pay for legal action – the Guardian
Dover rail line reopens after sea wall collapse – the BBC
Southern rail commuters plan legal action – the BBC
New smartcard for NI bus and rail journeys – the BBC
No new trains in Wales before 2020, Stuart Cole warns – the BBC

Great Western goes electric – the Railway Gazette
Electric GWR services launched from Paddington – Railnews

2nd September 2016
‘The service is completely useless’: commuters react to Southern rail profit hike – as it happened – the Guardian

Quiz: who owns Britain’s rail companies? – the Guardian
Southern rail owner reports profits of nearly £100m – the Guardian
Southern rail boss waives bonus and pay rise as profits rise 27% – the Guardian
Near miss incident, Kyle Beck – H.M. Government
Southern rail owners report £99m profits, despite widespread misery for commuters – the Telegraph

Manchester Metrolink opens expanded St Peter’s Square stop – the Railway Gazette

1st September 2016
Southern rail crisis: £20m fund announced to tackle problems – the Guardian

What’s it like being a rail commuter in the UK? – the Guardian
Package of measures announced to help improve resilience of Southern network – H.M. Government
Overspeed incidents, Somerset – H.M. Government
DfT announces £20m improvement fund for Southern – Railnews
DfT announces measures to improve Southern performance – the Railway Gazette
Southeastern rail commuters face hour-long London delays – the BBC

Gatwick Express train death man ‘next to warning notice’ – the BBC

31st August 2016
GB Railfreight signs Greenbrier sand wagon deal – the Railway Gazette

Fatal accident, Balham – H.M. Government
Virtual reality technology helps Network Rail redevelop Liverpool Lime Street – Network Rail

Sussex MPs seek Southern rail answers on strike buses and timetable – the BBC

30th August 2016
Britain’s privatised railways, going down the toilet? – the Guardian

The railways are no longer just a man’s domain: meet the female train drivers – the Guardian
Better journeys on the way for rail passengers across the West Midlands – H.M. Government
Train companies to boost West Midlands rail capacity by 20,000 – the Telegraph
West Midlands franchise ITT issued – the Railway Gazette
August bank holiday railway works finish successfully to schedule – Network Rail
Man dies after being hit by train at Bicester North – the BBC

Southern to reinstate one-third of cancelled train services – the Guardian
Southern rail to reintroduce a third of trains axed in July – the BBC

29th August 2016
Football pitch-sized concourse to partially open at London Bridge – the Guardian

Paper tickets could be a thing of the past as trains charge passengers by detecting their smartphones and deducting fares – the Telegraph
Two-thirds of new London Bridge station concourse opens – Network Rail
Ticket dodgers ‘avoid paying on 900,000 rail journeys’ – the BBC
Replacement Norwich rail bridge slides into place – the BBC
Leicester rail users ‘most underserved’ in Britain, survey suggests – the BBC

Rail firm to test Uber-style mobile payments system – the BBC

28th August 2016
Virgin broke own rules by releasing Corbyn CCTV, document shows – the Guardian

The Observer view on rail nationalisation – the Guardian

Richard Branson should lose his knighthood, says John McDonnell – the Guardian

26th August 2016
Subterranean sonic blues? A journey through the first ever London Underground sound map – the Guardian

Government announces £20 million fund for new railway stations – H.M. Government
Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for rail renationalisation is a terrible idea – the Telegraph

Next phase of London Night Tube to begin in October – the Railway Gazette
New London Bridge station concourse to open this Bank Holiday – Network Rail

25th August 2016
Traingate latest: Jeremy Corbyn gets seat on Glasgow service – the Guardian

Businesses count the cost of Southern rail disruption – the Guardian
Two RMT strikes hit Southern rail network on same day – the BBC

24th August 2016
Traingate and Jeremy Corbyn distracts us from the real issue of train overcrowding – the Guardian

Virgin Trains faces data protection inquiry over Corbyn CCTV footage – the Guardian
Corbyn clashes with journalist over train row questions – video – the Guardian
Angry Jeremy Corbyn reminds Branson of rail nationalisation plans – the Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn fends off Branson attack over ‘ram-packed’ Virgin train – the Guardian
London Underground to take JNP maintenance in-house – the Railway Gazette
Jeremy Corbyn angered by train seat row questions – the BBC

Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage – the BBC

23rd August 2016
Southern rail staff to stage 48-hour strike over role of guards – the Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn walks through packed carriage during 11 August train trip – video – the Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn takes a seat on ‘ram-packed’ Virgin train – video – the Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn walked past empty seats on ‘packed’ train, says Virgin – the Guardian
London Bridge upgrade offers relief for rail passengers – the BBC

22nd August 2016
Race hate crime on UK railways soared after Brexit vote, figures show – the Guardian

Crossrail infrastructure maintenance depot contract awarded – the Railway Gazette
New platform for Abbey Wood station marks Crossrail milestone – Network Rail
Dover to Folkestone railway to reopen three months ahead of schedule in September – Network Rail
‘100-year-old’ tram tracks uncovered near Nottingham train station – the BBC

Dover rail line to reopen ahead of schedule on 5 September – the BBC

21st August 2016
Ilkeston bridge work on newt delay railway station – the BBC

Services resume after West Coast Main Line derailing – the BBC

20th August 2016
London night tube: it’s not just clubbers who can expect to gain – the Guardian

London night tube: meet the people who travelled on the first night – the Guardian
Night Tube riders: Londoners catch the late underground service home, in pictures – the Telegraph