Local Craft Beer, Brewski, Now Available on Amtrak Virginia Trains

Goal to boost local food and beverage industry  Customers will get a taste of Virginia while traveling on the train. The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority, Amtrak, and the Center of the Universe Brewing Company in Ashland are partnering to offer a local craft beer, Brewski, onboard Amtrak Virginia trains. Beginning June 8, Brewski, will be […]

Daughter reunited with GWR train named in honour of her father, D-Day hero Harry Billinge MBE

Margot Billinge was moved to tears today as she greeted the Great Western Railway train named in honour of her late father, D-Day hero and fundraiser for the Normandy Memorial Trust, Harry Billinge MBE. Having travelled from her home in St Austell, Margot was at London Paddington to greet Intercity Express Train 802006 as it […]

Avanti West Coast partners with Cumbrian cycle shop to wheel out e-bike hire at Penrith

Avanti West Coast and Arragon’s launch e-bike hire service at Penrith station Seamless transfer between train and bike supports Cumbria Tourism’s Go Car Free campaign to make greener journeys Visitors arrive by train, pick up bike and ride into the Lakes for car-free exploration Avanti West Coast has teamed up with a Cumbrian cycle business […]

SSP and The Breakfast Club open first railway station restaurant at St. Pancras International

SSP has partnered with The Breakfast Club and St. Pancras International to open the caf’s first outlet in a UK train station. SSP and The Breakfast Club first joined forces in 2023 to bring the much-loved Breakfast Club to the travelling public when they opened in Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. The St. Pancras caf will […]

Bridge strengthening project at Shields Road in Glasgow to reach milestone this weekend

Network Rail and Story Contracting will complete a key milestone in the project to renew the bridge on Glasgow’s Shields Road this weekend. Engineers will work from late on Friday 7 June to the early hours of Monday 10 June to place the support beams for the new bridge deck. It follows weeks of preparation […]

D-Day 80: SWR commemorates the heroes of the Normandy Landings with train naming in Portsmouth

South Western Railway has dedicated one of its trains to the D-Day Story Museum in Portsmouth to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings Local school children, South Western Railway colleagues, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Royal Navy sailors, and others attended the special event at Portsmouth Harbour station For its journey to Portsmouth, the […]

Hitachi Rail acquires Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems for €1,660m

Business stands ready to drive sustainable global mobility transition Acquisition, completed 31 May, sees Hitachi Rail expand its global presence to 51 countries with the majority of its revenues now coming from signalling and systems Combined business’ revenues €7.3bn in FY23 (pro-forma) achieve Hitachi Rail’s longstanding target to surpass ¥1 trillion annually Deal aligns with […]

Alstom secures £8.8 million contract from c2c for paint and repair of Class 357 fleet in the UK

Contract will see the refresh of 74 four–car Electrostar trains Alstom, the leading train services provider in the UK and Ireland, will carry out the work at their Ilford depot in east London Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a £8.8 million (€10.3 million) contract with passenger operator c2c for the […]

Historic Duffield station footbridge carefully restored for passengers

The future of a Victorian-built railway footbridge has been secured for passengers in Derbyshire. Network Rail has completed a four-month project to upgrade Duffield station’s 132-year-old footbridge. Since January engineers have invested £900,000 to bring the much-loved railway crossing back to its original splendour. The footbridge was originally built in 1892, of which the main […]