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Three Southern stations get upgrades

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Southern has announced that three of their stations have been given facelifts following passenger suggestions.

Jail time for fraudster who took £40,000 from train companies

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The British Transport Police has announced that a train ticket fraudster, who defrauded train companies more than £40,000, has been jailed for two years.

Investigation launched as Class 170 train collides with Class 66 locomotive...

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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has announced that they will be investigating an incident near Bromsgrove involving a Class 66 locomotive and a Class 170 passenger train.

Grand Central trains SUSPENDED for two months!

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Grand Central has announced that it will suspend all train services from today, Friday 3rd April 2020, as Coronavirus continues to affect passenger numbers.

Merseyrail to operate limited evening service for key workers

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Merseyrail has announced that extra evening services will run for key workers heading either to or from work.

Coronavirus: London Northwestern Railway to operate new timetable next week

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London Northwestern Railway has announced that it will start to run a new timetable from next week as part of their commitment to operate a regular train service for key workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Free parking for NHS staff at THESE railway stations

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Network Rail has announced that key workers, such as NHS staff, can now park for free at a number of stations across the west including at Bristol Temple Meads, Chippenham, Swindon, Reading and London Paddington.

Swindon Panel Society and Didcot Railway Centre help Network Rail during...

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The Didcot Railway Centre and Swindon Panel Society have announced that they are helping Network Rail during the Coronavirus period.

APPEAL: British Transport Police launch appeal after body found near Birmingham...

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British Transport Police have released an appeal for further information after a body was found near the railway in Birmingham.

1 MILLION tonnes of freight being moved by rail a week...

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Network Rail has announced that every 24 hours, 188,000 tonnes of critical supplies, including food, fuel and medicine, is being moved by rail between London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. 

Woman gets £660 Coronavirus fine for not having a reason to...

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The British Transport Police has announced that a woman has been fined £660 at court after being found guilty of breaching the new Coronavirus restrictions.

Coronavirus: Social distancing guides installed at Manchester Piccadilly

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Network Rail has announced that new measures will be put in place this week at Manchester Piccadilly to keep passengers safe during the Coronavirus crisis.

Appeal for former Norfolk and Suffolk rail signallers to return to...

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Network Rail is appealing to former signallers in Norfolk and Suffolk to help the railway running during the coronavirus crisis.

Merseyrail trains set to reduce again as more staff self-isolate due...

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Merseyrail has announced that due to government measures and the increasing number of staff self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be further changes to trains from Thursday 2nd April 2020.

New British built Greater Anglia train makes maiden voyage

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Greater Anglia has announced that the first of its new electric trains has made its first journey from London Liverpool Street.

Somerset railway line reopens after nine days of improvements

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Network Rail has announced that a section of railway between Taunton and Castle Cary in Somerset has reopened, allowing key workers to get to work.

LNER shares sandwiches with hunger charity

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LNER has announced that it is supporting its suppliers and communities during the coronavirus crisis by supplying sandwiches to a charity fighting food hunger.

Rail passengers in the north told to ‘stay at home and...

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On Friday the 27th of March, Transport for the North, rail operating companies, Network Rail, and the British Transport Police have announced that rail passengers in the North should only use the region’s railway for essential travel only.

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