Online Exclusives

News Premium

NR reinforces WCML bridges

Modern Railways September 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the September 2021 issue of Modern Railways

May 2022 ECML timetable change postponed

DfT confirms deferral until at least 2023

ScotRail consults on post-Covid timetable

May 2022 recast to provide foundation for future enhancements

News Premium

ScotRail consults on post-Covid timetable - full report

Why ScotRail is proposing a new timetable from May 2022, and a detailed explanation of the plans

TRU blockade concludes

A 16-day blockade of the railway east of Manchester Victoria concluded on 16 August.

Rail emissions fell during pandemic

Emissions from trains across Britain fell to their lowest level on record in 2020-21, according to Office of Rail and Road data.

News Premium

Staycation Express returns

Tony Miles

Covid challenges for Settle and Carlisle tourist service

Tony Miles
News Premium

Freight train collides with tractor

A freight train has struck a tractor at a level crossing between March and Whittlesea, closing the line between Ely and Peterborough.

News Premium

Installation of OLE begins in the Valleys

Rhodri Clark

Construction of Core Valley Lines (CVL) overhead electrification equipment commenced on 26 July, when the first piles for masts were installed on the Aberdare branch.

Rhodri Clark
News Premium

Impasse over Manchester timetable changes

Dispute over proposed Option B+ timetable for December 2022

News Premium

Heritage rail connections should be fostered

Better promotion of links called for

News Premium

SWR proposes post-Covid timetable cuts

December 2022 alterations proposed for Waterloo services

News Premium

South Western upgrades identified

Extra capacity into Waterloo needed despite Covid, report claims

News Premium

More Welsh Mk 4s to enter service

Rhodri Clark

Restaurant relaunch pencilled in for 20 September

Rhodri Clark
News Premium

Strategy stops short of hydrogen train commitment

RIA repeats call for hydrogen fleet order

News Premium

Trans-Pennine upgrade scope grows

Full electrification likely but costs rising

News Premium

Flash flooding delays Island line reopening

Further setback for Ryde to Shanklin upgrade

News Premium

‘777s’ authorised for service

Office of Rail and Road authorisation was granted on 15 July for Merseyrail’s new Stadler-built Class 777 EMUs to carry passengers.

News Premium

Anxiety over HS2 eastern leg future

Work on West Midlands to Leeds stretch on hold

September start for Southeastern ‘707s’

Southeastern has confirmed it will begin introducing Class 707 EMUs cascaded from South Western Railway when it uplifts its timetable in September.

Revolution VLR vehicle ready for testing

The Revolution Very Light Rail demonstration vehicle has been completed, with validation testing underway at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Long Marston.

News Premium

Industry marketing campaign launched

Tony Miles/Philip Sherratt

Campaign aims to encourage return of revenue

Tony Miles/Philip Sherratt
News Premium

Welsh stations reopen as restrictions lift

Rhodri Clark/Philip Sherratt

Scotland eases distancing requirements as well

Rhodri Clark/Philip Sherratt
News Premium

Turbostar naming marks Leicester boost

CrossCountry Turbostar No 170622 was named Pride of Leicester in a ceremony held at UK Rail Leasing’s Beal Street depot in the city on 3 August. The unit became the first Turbostar to carry a cast nameplate.

News Premium

Intelligent stop-start for Voyagers

An intelligent engine stop-start system is being trialled on a CrossCountry Voyager with a view to rolling out the technology across the fleet.

News Premium

February 2022 targeted for Crossrail opening

Full Elizabeth Line service likely in May 2023