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Smith takes helm at IRR

IRR role: Anthony Smith. FORMER TRANSPORT Focus Chair Anthony...

HS2 progress: the deck of the Wendover Dean viaduct being push-launched into position. HS2 News Premium

HS2's Thompson slams immature budgets on infrastructure projects

Executive Chairman criticises infrastructure planning; says Manchester capacity could be reduced

GWR plans Bristol-Oxford services

Trial service could start in September

Levenmouth signalling commissioned

Passenger services set to start in the summer

Sole order: an artist's impression of one of LNER's forthcoming CAF tri-mode trains. CAF News Premium

No new train deals until end of 2024?

Order vacuum continues - next contract due to start at end of 2024

The first Class 701 entered service on 9 January. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Soft launch introduction for SWR ‘701’

New trains to trickle into service - four years after planned start.

A Hull Trains Class 802 on the East Coast main line. Courtesy FirstGroup News Premium

First bids for Sheffield-King’s Cross paths

New operation could be First's third on ECML

London Underground's roundel. Courtesy TfL News Premium

Tube strikes set to disrupt London

RMT calls for talks at ACAS to resolve pay dispute

A Metrolink tram calls at Barton Road Dock. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Metrolink boosts timetables as ridership soars

Passenger numbers exceed pre-pandemic levels

WMT Nos 170504/533 await departure from Shrewsbury with the 12.41 to Birmingham on 16 May 2022. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Government caps rail fare rise at 4.9%

England/Wales fares to rise less than in Scotland

Track is laid on the Bamford Loop on the Hope Valley Line. Courtesy Network Rail News Premium

Final track laid on Hope Valley upgrade

Bamford loop expected to be operational in spring 2024

A Nottingham Tram on the bridge over Nottingham Midland station. Courtesy Nottingham Trams. News Premium

NET secures revised funding deal

Financial restructuring secures future of light rail system

The River Tame viaduct on HS2's Delta Junction. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

HS2 Delta Junction viaducts take shape

First deck span installed on one of 13 viaducts in pivotal junction

East West Rail tracklaying nears completion

Attention turns to track welding, stressing and tamping: opening expected in 2025.

A Freightliner train next to a canal. Courtesy Freightliner News Premium

Government sets 75% freight growth target…

...but target represents growth of less than 3% per year

Ready for retractioning? A CrossCountry Class 220 calls at Worcestershire Parkway. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Bi-mode for Voyagers?

Discussions with Alstom could revive diesel/electric Class 220 ambitions

Government commits £250m to TfL in 2024

Commissioner Andy Lord warns of shortfall in funding

Passenger numbers continue to rise

National figure 89% of pre-pandemic levels

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Cornwall Council approves MCM funding

Andy Roden

Levelling Up funding of £50m put towards Newquay-Falmouth trains

Andy Roden
Infrastructure review: the Labour Party has appointed former Siemens boss Juergen Maier to review infrastructure projects such as HS2, which will not now reach Crewe. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Ex-Siemens boss Maier to lead Labour rail review

Labour Party says it is 'serious' about delivering transport infrastructure fit for the century ahead

Outgoing NR Wales & Western Regional MD Michelle Handforth. Andy Bowes-Roden News Premium

Michelle Handforth steps down at Wales & Western

Rob Cairns to take over on interim basis

‘Be up front about fees’ – ORR warns ticket firms

Third-party booking and finder’s fees probed by regulator

End of the line: production at Alstom's Derby factory could end within weeks. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Alstom Derby on the brink?

‘Six weeks… it all goes’ says MD Crossfield

Benefits beyond BCR: an aerlai view of Bletchley High Level station on East West Rail. Phil Marsh News Premium

NAO: EWR case does not rest on BCR alone

NAO issues verdict after MP prompts on business case

New platform at Chester planned: on 23 August 2023, AWC No 221116 calls at the station with the 08.53 Holyhead-Euston. Philip Sherratt News Premium

NWC upgrades, Borderlands improvements in major report

Track, signalling and platform upgrades planned for North Wales Coast line before electrification

Deck beams completed on first HS2 viaduct

Major milestone reached on Phase 1.

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Rail revenue rises – but funding gap remains

Government support falls to £11.9 billion in 2022-23

Ebbw Vale upgrade completed on time

Final blockade completed on time

Incoming TfL COO Claire Mann. News Premium

Claire Mann to be TfL COO

Mann rejoins TfL after three years as SWR MD

An impression of a pre-series Revolution VLR vehicle at a station. Courtesy Eversholt News Premium

Eversholt funds three more Revolution VLR vehicles

First vehicle ready for passenger operation in 2026