Home 'Mainline Electric'

'Mainline Electric'

Northern 150140 at Nelson railway station

Northern Delay Repay 15 goes live

Rail Minister Andrew Jones today announced that customers delayed while travelling on Northern services are now eligible to claim compensation for journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more. The new scheme known as ‘DR15’ expands...
ScotRail 385

Performance improving as new ScotRail timetable arrives

ScotRail has released new figures that show punctuality on Scotland's railway has improved. Across Scotland, 83.4 per cent of ScotRail trains met the rail industry standard public performance measure, arriving at their destination within 4...
Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro to feature in new ITV series

Nexus has announced that a new TV series on ITV will feature life on the Tyne and Wear Metro. This is the first time in-depth access has been granted in the Metro’s near 40 year...
350108 at Hemel Hempstead

New real-time train information coming soon

London Northwestern Railway has announced that passengers travelling to and from London Euston and Liverpool will benefit from new onboard information. Trains on these routes will be fitted with 22-inch screens in each carriage. These...
Stadler

Stadler FLIRT trains to run an hourly service from Chur to Berne

Stadler has announced that it has signed a contract with Schweizerische Südostbahn AG (SOB) to deliver 12 additional FLIRT trains. From 12 December 2021, SOB will operate hourly trains on the Chur-ZurichBerne line under an SBB...
Virgin Pendolino through Bolton

WATCH: First electric train runs through Bolton railway station

Network Rail has announced that the first electric train has run between Manchester and Preston via Bolton for the first time. This marks the latest major milestone for the Great North Rail Project. Last night (13...
Vivarail 230

Vivarail and Hoppecke announce deal of batteries for 230 trains

Vivarail has announced that they will be working with Hoppecke to design and integrate batteries for Vivarail's Class 230 trains. The deal cements the relationship between the two companies for a long-term future in developing...
Facebook messenger train delays

Train delays direct to your Facebook Messenger app

National Rail has announced that they have begun a new trial which will help you to plan your train journeys on your phone. Using Facebook's Messenger app, you will be able to receive updates on...
East Farleigh Station

Network Rail fined £200,000

The Office of Rail and Road has announced that Network Rail has been fined £200,000 with £86,000 costs after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. The sentence...
444040 working 3Z01 London Waterloo - Northam passes through Potbridge.

New batch of South Western Railway strikes announced

RMT has confirmed a further batch of strike action on South Western Railway this December, in addition to the already announced strikes. Again, the strike action comes because of the long on going dispute about...