Rail Development - Articles and news items

Network Rail continues to create close ties with operating companies to improve customer experience

Rail industry news / 23 February 2017 /

Network Rail is continuing to develop close ties with train and freight operators with the mission to improve the customer experience.

Bluetooth and biometric ticketing: industry sets out blueprint for Britain’s railway

Rail industry news / 7 February 2017 /

The rail industry has gathered today to set out a blueprint on how technology can address challenges facing Britain’s railway.

Rail franchising model ‘no longer fit for purpose’ says Transport Committee

Rail industry news / 6 February 2017 /

A new report published by the Transport Committee suggests there are serious shortcomings in the Department for Transport’s capability and capacity to manage rail franchising in the UK.

Overall satisfaction levels fall in National Rail Passenger Survey

Rail industry news / 27 January 2017 /

Results of the UK’s National Rail Passenger Survey carried out by Transport Focus reveals an overall fall in rail passenger satisfaction in the autumn 2016 survey.

Trenitalia and First Group to issue joint bid for two British rail franchises

Rail industry news / 26 January 2017 /

Trenitalia UK Ltd and FirstGroup plc are to join forces to bid for East Midlands and West Coast Partnership rail franchises.

Prime Minister supports campaign to deliver £1bn rail improvements across North Wales & Cheshire

Rail industry news / 17 January 2017 /

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has backed the Growth Track 360 campaign to secure £1 billion of rail improvements for North Wales and Cheshire.

Challenging perceptions and encouraging the next generation of rail professionals

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 16 January 2017 /

Gary Smithson, Associate Director – Rail at Morson International recruitment agency discusses the industry skills shortage and explains why it will be important to challenge current perceptions as well as encourage the next generation.

Bane NOR to manage Norwegian rail network replacing Jernbaneverket

Rail industry news / 5 January 2017 /

Bane NOR officially launched on 02 January 2017 replacing Jernbaneverket as Norway’s rail infrastructure manager.

Vital Crossrail work delivered over Christmas period

Rail industry news / 4 January 2017 /

A £45m programme of work was completed over the Christmas period for the Crossrail project on existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex.

The Portuguese Railway: 160 years and 160 more

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 December 2016 /

Mario Fernandes, Road and Rail Planning Director at Infraestruturas de Portugal, looks back at 160 years of the Portuguese railway and discusses future plans and goals.

Rail passengers claiming compensation almost trebles but more needs to be done says Transport Focus

Rail industry news / 17 November 2016 /

The number of rail passengers claiming compensation owed has almost trebled since 2013. However, significant improvement is still needed to make the process more open to passengers says Transport Focus.

North of England businesses call for increase in transport spending ahead of Autumn Statement

Rail industry news / 16 November 2016 /

Northern businesses are calling on Government to commit to an increase in transport funding and devolve Northern transport powers ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement.