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hydrogen trains

Hydrogen trains needed to eliminate harmful emissions

Institution calls for urgent action to introduce hydrogen trains in areas outside the electrified rail network in order to eliminate harmful emissions.
smart ticketing

Should smart ticketing be more widely available across the rail network?

Public consultation will seek views from passengers on the potential to make smart ticketing accepted more widely.
new 26-30 railcard

New 26-30 railcard saves millennials over £3.4 million

Since the launch of the new 26-30 railcard, over 125 thousand people have been able to save £3.4 million on their rail journeys.
rail schemes

Five carbon-cutting rail schemes awarded multi-million funding

Five projects have been chosen for development funding in the Department for Transport’s (DfT's) First of a Kind (FOAK competition, which focuses on innovative rail schemes that can cut the carbon footprint of the UK’s railways.
railway funding

ORR publishes 2017-2018 railway funding and expenditure data

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its annual report revealing railway funding in 2017-2018 and how that money was spent.
waterloo

Waterloo Station busiest in Britain for 15th year

Waterloo is the busiest station in Britain for the 15th consecutive year, despite the total number of passenger entries and exits falling by five million to 94.4 million
rail signalling

The challenges of a new rail signalling system in Denmark

Danish Minister for Transport, Building and Housing, Ole Birk Olesen, explains the introduction of a new rail signalling system for the country, including the challenges when it comes to the successful deployment of ERTMS
train fares

Rail fares to rise 3.1% in the New Year, announces Rail Delivery Group

The Rail Delivery Group has announced that train fares are expected to increase on average by 3.1% next year, the 4th time in the last six years that prices have been lower than July's RPI measure of inflation.
train companies

Improving the rail commuter’s experience: Does government policy reflect the voice of the customer?

Steve Brockway from Maru/edr explores the UK government’s rail expansion policy and asks if it’s really improving the customer experience for commuters, or should rail companies be listening more to the voice of the customer?
UK's future rail network

Yorkshire apprentices will take leading role in UK’s future rail network

Graduates of the National College for High-Speed Rail in Yorkshire are set to play a leading role in designing, building and operating the UK's future rail network, the Transport Secretary has stated
economic growth

HS2 Conference: Unlocking huge development, regeneration and economic growth opportunities

On the 7th November, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Birmingham for the HS2 Economic Growth Conference supported by HS2 Ltd – the largest business conference of the year focused on driving and unlocking the huge economic growth opportunities which HS2 will bring to the UK
HS2

Local communites between Crewe and Birmingham to benefit from £8 million HS2 funding

Nusrat Ghani announced that £8 million of government funding will create new woodlands and deliver safer roads on the route of Britain’s new railway system.

Upgrading the UK’s railway infrastructure

The role of Network Rail in upgrading the UK’s railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland is detailed here by Open Access Government
Asset management

Asset management in rail: Making the right decision

Marcel van Velthoven from ZNAPZ and Frans van Helden of ORTEC explain how to optimise business results for the rail industry by means of asset management to make the right decision 
vending machines

ORR welcomes improvements for train passengers using ticket vending machines

New and easier-to-use machines and clearer language have helped increasing numbers of passengers buy the right ticket for their journey from station vending machines, according to research by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)

Passengers warned to plan ahead as Network Rail’s Easter projects begin

Network Rail will be delivering more than 400 Easter projects as part of a £118m rail investment across Britain
plan for railway

Five-year multi-billion plan for railway unveiled

Preparing for future increased commuter demand is a key focus of Network Rail’s London North Western (LNW) route’s business plan for railway over the five years
train innovations

Passengers to benefit from new train innovations

Funding worth £3 million to help integrate train innovations to improve journeys has been offered to 10 projects New technologies will be brought to life through real demonstrators, many of which will be in passenger service, to showcase ‘tomorrow’s train today’ and to enable passengers to experience the innovations themselves...
varberg

Swedish West Coast’s Creative Hot Spot

Creativity, innovation and a strong focus on social and cultural aspects of sustainability are at the very heart of developing the Municipality of Varberg

Fewer delays for UK rail passengers following Christmas upgrades

Key rail upgrades in the UK for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year as part of a package of upgrades that will transform journeys into London Key rail upgrades in the UK Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year...

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