Railway News

  • Increased revenues and ridership for Via Rail in Second quarter 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    For the second quarter of 2018, VIA Rail Canada  is reporting a ridership increase of 10.0%, while its revenues improved by 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. In the Québec City – Windsor corridor, ridership and revenues increased …

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  • Air operations: Network Rail and drones

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Our air operations team has been busy developing our use of drones, or unmanned aerial systems, over the past six months.The addition to our air ops unit, which already includes our own helicopter, will bolster our capacity to save Network …

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  • London Euston reopens after North Wembley junction is completely replaced

    Published on : Monday, September 3, 2018

    Network Rail engineers worked more than 20,000 hours over three weekends to replace North Wembley junction.The £7.2m project, planned for three years, included the complete replacement of four railway lines and points operating equipment.   The UK’s largest Kirow crane …

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  • Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains ‘Bearmingham International’ statio

    Published on : Monday, September 3, 2018

    Virgin Trains’ Birmingham International Station has officially become ‘Bearmingham International’ for a week from today to celebrate the arrival of the eagerly anticipated Bear Grylls Adventure.   The new adventure attraction will be a short walk from the station itself, …

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  • Amtrak Promotes National 4-Day Sale For Seniors 65+

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Just in time to travel to their favorite destinations prior this fall, customers who qualify for a senior rate (65 and older) are eligible to save 30 percent off their Amtrak travel on most trains throughout the country. The sale …

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  • Station staff prepare for Reading Festival revellers

    Published on : Monday, August 20, 2018

    Thousands of excited revellers will pass through Reading station as early as this Wednesday, as well as during and after the three-day event, which takes place from Friday 24– Sunday 26 August. Festival goers can then either walk approximately 20 …

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  • London Euston re-opens after first of three weekend upgrades is completed

    Published on : Monday, August 20, 2018

    As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail engineers worked round-the-clock over the weekend , the first of three weekends’ work which will see North Wembley junction completely replaced.   The West Coast main line fully reopened this morning …

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  • Rail passengers reminded to check before they travel

    Published on : Monday, August 20, 2018

    The vital improvements on the South East route are part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan with 9,600 engineers working around the clock across Britain over the weekend to provide more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and better services for passengers. …

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  • Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the Wes

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Virgin Trains, West Midlands Rail Executive and Transport for West Midlands have signed a new partnership deal pledging to work together to improve rail journeys in the region.   The focus of the partnership will be around greater use of …

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  • Amtrak Expands Its Gift Gard Program

    Published on : Friday, August 3, 2018

    Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, the gift of travel is always appreciated, especially with Amtrak gift cards now available at Amtrak.com, various brick and mortar stores and online retailers. The gift cards, which are available in physical cards …

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