Railway News Archive (2019)

This archive contains all rail news articles previously published at DPSimulation in 2019.

May 2019

  • 02nd May - Seat reservations to be temporarily suspended on Greater Anglia
  • 02nd May - Class 172/0 completes successful Kenilworth test run
  • 07th May - LNER introduces new onboard menu
  • 08th May - Prototype HST powercar 41001 withdrawn from upcoming commitments
  • 08th May - Passenger numbers increase on Ipswich - Lowestoft route
  • 08th May - Historic footbridge re-installed at Stirling station
  • 14th May - RMT react angrily to DfT app suggestion
  • 14th May - Network Rail reaches milestones on Midland Main Line upgrade
  • 14th May - Gatwick Express celebrate 35 years of operations
  • 15th May - GWR train named in honour of fallen firefighter
  • 15th May - TransPennine Express named official partner of Great Run Series
  • 15th May - LNER Azuma services start on the East Coast Main Line
  • 17th May - Headingley station project reaches completion
  • 17th May - New ticket machine installed at Crosshill
  • 17th May - SWR announce delay to Class 442 introduction
  • 20th May - Transport for Wales start hourly services to Liverpool
  • 21st May - GWR offers improvements in new timetable
  • 21st May - Norwich in 90 begins on the Great Eastern Main Line
  • 22nd May - GBRf introduce new service from Felixtowe to iPort

April 2019

  • 03rd April - Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates visits Vivarail
  • 03rd April - Major repair work begins on Conwy Valley line
  • 03rd April - Maritime Intermodal marked with train naming ceremony
  • 04th April - South Western Railway launch Automated Delay Repay scheme
  • 04th April - Half of DfT franchises now on improved delay repay schemes
  • 04th April - Shotts line electrification completed on time and on budget
  • 05th April - Amtrak to invest $90 Million on Baltimore Penn improvements
  • 05th April - RMT to stage Southern 3rd anniversary protest
  • 05th April - Brightline debuts Virgin MiamiCentral station
  • 05th April - Eurostar celebrates first anniversary of Amsterdam service
  • 10th April - Abellio awarded the East Midlands Railway franchise
  • 10th April - RMT reacts to Stagecoach being banned from franchise bidding
  • 10th April - Southeastern begin discussions to extend rail franchise
  • 15th April - Hull Trains secures additional High Speed Train
  • 25th April - RMT to stage DOO protest in London on Friday
  • 25th April - Taunton station redevelopment plans move a step closer

March 2019

  • 01st March - New Edinburgh Waverley platforms enter service
  • 01st March - NJ Transit run extra trains for Belmar St. St Patrick's Day Parade
  • 01st March - London Waterloo toilets free to use from today
  • 04th March - RMT accuse rail companies of fare fiddling
  • 04th March - New Class 710 not ready for Gospel Oak to Barking line
  • 04th March - ScotRail adds more seats for final home six nations fixture
  • 04th March - Greater Anglia warns against malicious use of emergency alarm
  • 05th March - Stechford multi-million pound overhaul due to begin
  • 05th March - GWR introduce hundreds of cheap train tickets
  • 07th March - RMT slam Springburn depot decision
  • 07th March - Construction starts at new BNSF logistics center
  • 11th March - Network Rail urges passengers to plan ahead this Easter
  • 12th March - Delay Repay 15 coming to Great Western Railway in April
  • 15th March - Freightliner strike action averted as RMT claims victory
  • 15th March - 2,000 more seats for Thameslink commuters
  • 15th March - Caledonian Sleeper - Old meets new
  • 15th March - Class 365 fleet ready to depart from ScotRail
  • 15th March - LNER Azuma trains ready for launch
  • 15th March - DRS Charity Open Day 2019
  • 18th March - Caledonian Sleeper to host Highland Adventure Fest preview
  • 19th March - Work to begin on Prudhoe platform extension
  • 19th March - Vivarail launches Class 230 fast charge system
  • 20th March - Greater Anglia to run charity railtour
  • 20th March - GBRF unveil 50007 and 50049 in new livery
  • 21st March - FirstGroup announce procurement of Hitachi AT300 trains
  • 26th March - Final Hull Trains Class 802 arrives in Europe
  • 27th March - Highland main line upgrade work completed
  • 27th March - RMT slam Chris Grayling over Pacer trains
  • 28th March - RMT calls for Arriva rail operations to be publicly owned
  • 29th March - Alstom to supply 13 further Coradia trains to Occitanie region
  • 29th March - Railway bridge refurbishment in Garston due to begin
  • 29th March - Network Rail warn of upcoming Rutherglen disruption
  • 29th March - Residents invited to Dawlish sea wall drop-in event
  • 29th March - Network Rail purchase sites adjacent to East Croydon station

February 2019

January 2019

  • 07th January - Greater Anglia issue night-time level crossing warning
  • 07th January - Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil hydrogen train design
  • 08th January - Porterbrook to supply Rail Operations Group with with bi-mode FLEX trains
  • 08th January - Thameslink reinstates 12 night services
  • 09th January - Horden station receives planning permission
  • 10th January - Alstom delivers final Coradia to Sk√•netrafiken
  • 10th January - Bombardier to supply passenger cars to NJ Transit
  • 10th January - GWR January sale now on
  • 21st January - GWR present nameplate to Stroud
  • 22nd January - West Midlands Railway clamps down on ticketless travel
  • 23rd January - Heathrow Express fleet to be fitted with ETCS
  • 24th January - Work to start on Corby platform extension
  • 24th January - Freightliner to invest in new Ipswich facility
  • 25th January - 46th day of Northern strike action to go ahead