Press Releases

International Railway Summit 2015 welcomes Attoma as official design partner

Oct 23, 2014 08:00 BST International Railway Summit 2015 International Railway Summit 2015 is delighted to announce a design partnership with Attoma, user experience and service design consultancy. The organisers of the summit and Attoma will collaborate on delivering clear information materials to the summit’s participants, online and onsite, through an effective and strong design and a coherent visual identity.

London Midland launches cheapest ‘on the day’ fare to London

Oct 22, 2014 17:15 BST London Midland London Midland has launched a new West Midlands to London return ticket for just £18.

Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I to host International Railway Summit 2015

Oct 17, 2014 08:00 BST International Railway Summit 2015 International Railway Journal (IRJ) and IRITS Events are delighted to announce that five-star luxury hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona will host International Railway Summit 2015, taking place on 18-20 February 2015.

Pop-up shops to take over local station

Oct 16, 2014 15:05 BST Virgin Trains Community businesses in Warwickshire are invited to join the increasingly popular ‘Station’s Pop-up shop’ initiative, the brainchild of Nicola Griffiths, Pop-Up Business Manager at Virgin Trains. The event will take place at Rugby station from Friday 24 October until Monday 27 October.

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run Travel Advice

Oct 14, 2014 09:30 BST London Midland London Midland is expecting train services to be very busy on this day. The company is advising passengers to allow lots of time to get to and from the Great Birmingham Run.

Autumn leaf fall timetable to be introduced on Cross City services

Oct 13, 2014 10:13 BST London Midland London Midland is introducing a temporary timetable on its Cross City line. The six week timetable, which affects Monday – Saturday services, will come into effect on Monday, 3 November until Saturday, 13 December.

Hitachi Rail Europe to provide new trains for Abellio franchise in Scotland

Oct 09, 2014 16:00 BST Hitachi Rail Europe Hitachi Rail Europe is delighted that Transport Scotland has announced its intention to award Abellio the new ScotRail franchise. The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) will be a crucial part of the new franchise, and Abellio has confirmed that Hitachi Rail Europe is its preferred supplier of new rolling stock for the programme, subject to successful conclusion of negotiations.

£62 million Government investment in new trains means more services for passengers

Oct 02, 2014 17:54 BST London Midland Commuters will soon see more frequent and improved trains in service on London Midland routes, thanks to a significant Government investment in new rolling stock.

University station lifts to close for refurbishment for three weeks

Sep 25, 2014 17:17 BST London Midland The lifts at University station are being refurbished and will be out of use for three weeks from Monday 29 September until Monday 20 October.

Hitachi Rail hosts Supplier Award event at InnoTrans 2014

Sep 24, 2014 00:01 BST Hitachi Rail Europe London, September 24, 2014 – Hitachi Rail today hosted an event at international transport trade fair InnoTrans in Berlin to celebrate its key suppliers to the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). The event was attended by the head of the UK Department for Transport’s Rail Executive, and representatives of over 30 international suppliers to the programme.