Railway News

  • January works for investment in Scotland’s railway

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley on Saturdays and Sundays and additionally between Glasgow and Port Glasgow on Sundays throughout January. No weekday services will be affected.   Work being delivered includes renewal of track at Ibrox …

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  • Network Rail on-track to deliver £10m of upgrades this Christmas

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Hundreds of railway staff will be out across Scotland to deliver vital maintenance projects, renew life-expired tracks and enhance stations.Some of the biggest projects will take place in Edinburgh where engineers will be working on new platforms and signalling systems …

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  • This Christmas Network Rail will deliver more than 330 projects to provide better services

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    A 25,000-strong workforce will carry out more than £148m of vital upgrades across Britain. It’s part of the £50bn five-year Railway Upgrade Plan – the biggest sustained investment in the railway since Victorian times.   The works will lead to …

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  • Passengers warned of busy trains this Saturday due to strike action

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    RMT strike action on Saturday means most Northern services won’t run after 5pm. Other operators’ services will be busier.   Passengers – especially those travelling in and out Manchester Piccadilly – are being offered three top travel tips: – Plan …

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  • Winter Park Express to Offer Snacks, Beverages in Sightseer Lounge Car

    Published on : Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Amtrak Winter Park Express to Offer Snacks, Beverages and A Bigger View to and from North America’s “Best Resort”.Service between Denver & Winter Park on the first two Fridays each month, plus weekends, Jan. 4 through March 31; Adult fares …

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  • Virgin Trains: New hand held ticketing devices to improve customer service

    Published on : Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Virgin Trains customers can now skip ticket office queues and buy directly from station staff using new hand-held ticketing devices.In an industry first, the long-distance operator has issued the new tablet technology across its network in a bid to improve …

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  • Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge in Boston Receives Modern Makeover and New Moniker

    Published on : Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Amtrak customers traveling in and out of Boston South Station can now enjoy the newly renovated and re-branded Metropolitan Lounge, as part of a larger Amtrak lounge station refresh initiative. Previously known as ClubAcela, the newly opened Metropolitan Lounge, still …

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  • Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge in Boston Receives Modern Makeover and New Moniker

    Published on : Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Amtrak customers traveling in and out of Boston South Station can now enjoy the newly renovated and re-branded Metropolitan Lounge, as part of a larger Amtrak lounge station refresh initiative. Previously known as ClubAcela, the newly opened Metropolitan Lounge, still …

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  • Amtrak Launches Photo #AmtrakHolidayContest for 12 Lucky Winners

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Amtrak is evoking the family festive, nostalgic, and celebratory holiday feelings that comes from holiday season train travel by debuting its social media-based and photo-friendly #AmtrakHolidayContest. For 12 days starting Thursday, Dec. 13, contestants can post their holiday and Amtrak …

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  • Via Rail reports Pax growth for 11th consecutive quarter

    Published on : Saturday, December 1, 2018

    VIA Rail Canada published its results for the third quarter of 2018 and reported another successful quarter. Ridership increased by 6.2%, while passenger revenues increased by 5.1% compared to the same quarter in 2017. Ridership and revenues in the Québec …

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  • How storms and flooding affect the railway

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    Floods, high winds and landslips can destroy railway infrastructure and block lines, so our teams repair damage and clear debris to ensure trains can continue to run.   Flood water in particular can pose problems on the railway. Water blocking …

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  • Level crossings have been part of the railway landscape since the 19th century

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    With about 6,000 still in use, we’re targeting drivers using level crossings in our latest safety campaign to raise awareness of the risks and reduce the number of incidents across the country.   In the early days, private companies built …

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  • Project to improve accessibility at Nottingham railway station

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    The major project will see all of the lifts at the station replaced with newer and more modern ones. Once complete, customers at the station will benefit from more reliable lifts and better access through the station.   Whilst the …

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  • Amtrak Launches #AmtrakTakeMeThere Social Media Residency Program

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    Amtrak has created #AmtrakTakeMeThere, a new social media residency program that showcases the diversity of Amtrak passengers and their unique train travel experiences. Instead of experiencing these stories on social media from the viewpoint of a professional travel blogger or …

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  • Amtrak Chicago Union Station Great Hall Project Completed

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    Customers of Amtrak, Metra and other users of Chicago Union Station today enjoyed a holiday lighting ceremony like no other in the station’s 93-year history, showing off a Great Hall painted in its original colors, made brighter by a restored …

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  • Virgin Trains gets prisoners job-ready with innovative training programme

    Published on : Monday, October 8, 2018

    Virgin Trains has launched the first in-prison employability training programme aimed at building the workplace skills prisoners need to make them job-ready on the day of release.The three-week employment and business course has been piloted at HMP Styal, a women’s …

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  • Network Rail’s leaf-busting trains prepare for autumn

    Published on : Monday, October 1, 2018

    Leaves on the line – an annual cause of delays for rail passengers – pose problems for the railway when the leaves stick to damp rails and passing trains compress them into a thin, black layer on the rail which …

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  • One of the most historically important railway artefacts has been rediscovered by Network Rail

    Published on : Monday, October 1, 2018

    The notebook, dated 1822, was found by John Page, a records assistant at Network Rail’s archive in York. It outlines Stephenson’s redesign of and budget for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, and became the blueprint for the railways that followed. …

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  • Amtrak Debuts its Northeast Holiday Travel Sale

    Published on : Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    It’s time to skip the traffic and remove the hassle for your holiday travel with Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Holiday Travel Sale” exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 27, customers have the option to travel conveniently …

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  • The Great Fall: historic landslip images resurface

    Published on : Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Exceptional images have re-emerged of one of Kent’s biggest landslips, highlighting the essential work by Network Rail to maintain coast-side railway lines.Original photographs of The Great Fall, a severe landslip at Folkestone Warren in December 1915, show train derailments and …

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