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Comment 21 Mar
R979 - Slow speed ahead for High Speed
Delay will not reduce costs, but will delay benefits
Network 20 Mar
DRS rumoured to be offloading Class 57/3s
Speculation surrounds the prospects for the remaining Class 57/3 locomotives on the books of Direct Rail Services
Network 14 Mar
NR signs suppliers on £9bn renewals deals
Four supply chain companies have signed a ground-breaking ten-year deal with Network Rail.
Network 10 Mar
HS2 joins the exhibitors at Rail Live 2023
Registration for the UK’s largest outdoor rail exhibition opened on March 1.
Network 9 Mar
Pace of change a key factor for fares and ticketing reform
“Great British Railways must be bold and ruthless, with a new fares and ticketing system that works for the passenger and sells.”
Network 8 Mar
Full timetable resumes after Hook landslip repaired
The South Western Main Line returned to a full timetable on February 24, six weeks after a clay embankment collapsed at Hook in Hampshire
Network 7 Mar
A “national mission” to get more people to choose rail
Encouraging more travellers to choose rail should be a “national mission” that harnesses the collective power, skill and innovation within the industry.
Comment 7 Mar
R978 - Give rail staff a pay vote
Further stalemate could bring modernisation without pay rise
Network 1 Mar
Grant awarded for repairs to bridge abutments
Historic England has awarded Durham County Council a £161,000 grant to repair the remains of the world’s first iron railway bridge.
Network 28 Feb
Consultation begins on minimum service levels
A 12-week consultation on setting minimum service levels for the rail industry was launched on February 20.
Network 27 Feb
Outreach events to promote Samaritans campaign
TOCs, BTP and Network Rail have joined with Samaritans to remind people that we all have the potential to be lifesavers, simply by striking up a conversation.
Network 26 Feb
TBMs temporarily halted following sinkhole scare
HS2 was forced to temporarily halt excavation work on West Ruislip Tunnel on February 18, following reports of bubbling foam emerging on the surface above.
Network 25 Feb
GWR takes over trials of Vivarail battery train
Trials involving a fast-charging battery-powered passenger train will continue, with Great Western Railway taking over assets and staff from Vivarail
Network 24 Feb
More than 1,000 unreported cancellations by TPE in a month
New figures reveal that TransPennine Express’ official train cancellation figures masked the true position with an additional 1,360 trains ‘pre-cancelled’
Network 23 Feb
NR handed safety directions after woman dies at high-risk crossing
Two recommendations to improve level crossing safety have been made to Network Rail by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch
Network 22 Feb
Worthing train driver death prompts safety directives
Rail accident investigators have made a series of recommendations, following an incident when a train driver died after he got out of his cab and hit by a train
Comment 21 Feb
Rail 977 - A farewell to micro-management
We’ve been here before… but this time it feels more positive
Network 20 Feb
TfL reveals first of new B23s for Docklands Light Railway
The first of 54 new trains for the Docklands Light Railway has been officially unveiled.
Network 19 Feb
Elizabeth line reaches millionth passenger milestone
The Elizabeth line has carried its 100 millionth passenger since opening last May
People Mover inventor John Parry dies aged 85
John Parry, creator of the Parry People Mover brand of ultra-light vehicle that has become part of the UK transport vocabulary, died on February 17
Edinburgh ‘Sub’ line plan gathers momentum
It is “50-50” as to whether Edinburgh’s Southern Suburban Railway could be reopened to passenger traffic, the city’s transport convener has said.
Rail Live returns to Long Marston on June 22 and 23 2022 and will be bigger and better with many more features, demonstrations and exhibitors. More announcements will be be made in the next few weeks.
Don't miss the opportunity to take part in the most successful event for the rail industry in the UK. Contact Tom Staggs for more information on sponsoring or exhibiting