Railway News

  • Chengdu to introduce two new express metro lines

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The Chinese city of Chengdu is set to introduce two new express metro lines. The lines 17 and 18 are scheduled to open later this year. The two express metro lines would operate using trains with a maximum speed of …

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  • Hull Trains suspends all services in U.K.

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Amid the coronovirus pandemic, Hull Trains has suspended all services and turns the first UK rail operator to stop trains from 30 March until further notice.   The operator said in a statement released on the website that as a …

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  • Nine Southern Railway trains cancelled due to low occupancy

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Amidst the coronavirus fears, Southern Railway has cancelled nine trains operated towards the southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala due to low occupancy. The services are cancelled starting from March 19 up to April 1.   The Duronto Bi-Weekly …

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  • Amtrak Names William Flynn as CEO and President

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    Amtrak announced that it has named William J. Flynn as its next Chief Executive Officer and President. Flynn, a seasoned business leader with four decades of transportation and logistics experience, will begin his role on April 15, 2020. Flynn succeeds …

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  • London Underground’s Bakerloo line strike starts amid engineering works

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    A strike on London Underground’s Bakerloo line starts today. Bakerloo line drivers who are members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out from noon on Friday 21 February for 24 hours, and again from noon on …

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  • 9th International Railway Summit Challenges Rail to Lead On Climate Change

    Published on : Monday, January 6, 2020

    The role rail can play in minimising the environmental impact of transport will be debated by key decision-makers from rail and aviation at the 9th International Railway Summit in Warsaw.     The ongoing climate crisis has shone a light …

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  • 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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