• A Notice to Proceed, which is the formal contractual process enabling each Phase 1 supplier to move from design and development to construction, should take place regarding HS2 later this year.
    In a House of Lords […]

  • While the UK continues to face uncertainty over what kind of Brexit deal there will be when it leaves the European Union, Talgo is adamant that this does not affect its plans.
    “The current UK political situation d […]

  • TransPennine Express has accepted its first rake of Mk 5A coaches from Spanish manufacturer CAF.
    The operator plans to put them into service from late July, with two rakes being introduced initially. TPE will need […]

    TransPennine Express is going back to the future with one of the three fleets of new trains it will introduce.
    Between now and the end of 2019, 44 […]

  • The number of passenger complaints per 100,000 journeys for franchised operators fell to 29.7 in the third quarter of 2018-19, according to the latest statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
    That […]

  • Two major demolition projects at London Euston have revealed the extent of the new HS2 platforms and concourse to be built at the terminus.
    The six-month demolition of the former Ibis Hotel on Cardington Street […]

  • Greater Anglia says that in the four-week period from March 3-31, punctuality in parts of its network was the highest in years.
    Overall, the Public Performance Measure (PPM) for the operator in the period was 91%, […]

  • A shortage of rolling stock has forced Transport for Wales to use locomotive-hauled trains on the Valley Lines from May.
    Class 37s and Mk 2s will be used on two peak-time duties on the Rhymney route, with each […]

  • There was once a time when Torquay was home to the finest minds of their day – famous scientists and literary giants, world leaders, kings and queens all visited, and many stopped and made their homes in the […]

  • The nominees for Devon Live’s art show have been revealed – here’s how you can vote for them
    Voting for 2019 Local Art Show will be opening  very soon and the shortlisted artists will show off their […]

  • Residents all across Devon are set to go to the polls on May 2 to elect new district, town and parish councillors – but hundreds of councillors have already been elected unopposed.
    The whole of the district c […]

  • A Dawlish man will appear in court to face 12 counts of rape on the same woman.
    James Brooks of Park Road, Dawlish, will face 25 charges in total, including controlling a woman by “making threats, assaulting, […]

  • Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling is to speak at Rail Live. The Conservative cabinet minister will launch the second day’s seminars, and heads a high-profile attendance list that alr […]

  • Abellio will operate the East Midlands franchise from August 18.
    The Department for Transport announced the company will replace Stagecoach with an eight-year deal that runs until 2027 on April 10.
    The new […]

  • An unused building on Teignmouth seafront is set to become a swanky new restaurant.
    A group of four friends are planning to create a bar and cafe serving cocktails and street food from the old council building […]

  • The list of candidates who are set to stand in the May elections for Teignbridge District Council have been confirmed.
    Voters will on May 2 go to the polls to elect their 47 councillors for the next four years – o […]

  • Electrification of the Shotts line in Scotland has been completed on time and on budget.
    A four-car Class 385 became the first electric multiple unit to operate along the line on April 3, when it operated the 2231 […]

  • For each job created at the planned Talgo factory in Longannet in Scotland, five will be created in the supply chain, according to the Spanish manufacturer’s President Carlos de Palacio.
    Speaking at the c […]

  • “It is unacceptable that the Department and Crossrail Limited are unable to identify the root causes of the programme unravelling so quickly and disastrously,” according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) rep […]

  • GB Railfreight (GBRf) has confirmed an order for 16 Class 69s that will be converted from Class 56s it bought last year.
    The locomotives will be converted by Progress Rail, from which GBRf will also lease the […]

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