trains

New Northern trains set to be unveiled

Image caption The Lakes Line, which runs between Oxenholme and Windermere, was suspended for weeks last year A fleet of new trains will be used for the first time on routes in Cumbria, Northern bosses…


‘Not correct’ to blame Arriva Trains Wales for Transport for Wales disruption

Image caption Tom Joyner said it was one of the smoothest franchise handovers he had ever seen Arriva Trains Wales was not to blame for last year’s disruption on the rail network, its former managing…


East Midlands Trains service in near-miss with rail workers

Image copyright East Midlands Trains Image caption The passenger train was travelling at over 100mph when it nearly hit the workers Two track workers were almost hit by a train travelling at 101 mph (162…


South Western Railway strike to hit New Year’s Eve trains

Image copyright PA Image caption South Western Railway said a reduced service would run across the network Passengers on some of the country’s busiest rail routes face disruption on New Year’s Eve as workers stage…


‘No trains’ threat behind Weston bridge weight limit

Image caption Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are not being allowed to use a bridge in Weston-super-Mare, which crosses the main Bristol to Taunton railway line Lorries were banned from using a bridge with “bits falling…


Rail pledge after ‘unprecedented’ repairs to Welsh trains

Image caption Transport for Wales service has been dubbed “second rate” by critics Engineers have been working around the clock to fix an “unprecedented” number of trains taken out of service for repairs, according rail…


Trains cancelled amid ScotRail staff shortages

Image copyright PA Train passengers are facing disruption across Scotland due to staff shortages. Some services have been cancelled and replaced with buses. Others are operating a reduced service, making a limited number of stops….


Trains to get back on track in after disruption, TfW says

Image copyright BBC Wales Image caption Trains were damaged after Storm Callum brought flooding Passengers who have faced disruption after an “unprecedented” number of trains were damaged have been told that things will start to…


Arriva Trains Wales ‘went above and beyond’ with £30m investment

Image caption Arriva Trains Wales ran the Wales and Borders /franchise for 15 years Wales’ former rail operators has defended itself against criticism of its maintenance record after the new franchise suffered huge disruption Train…


Trains in Wales out of action because of bad weather

Image caption Passengers were evacuated when a train was stranded at Penrhiwceiber during Storm Callum The effect of storms on ageing trains means an “unprecedented” number are out of action, with services set to be…


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