Latest News & Blog posts

Welcome to the RPD News section, here you will find latest news within the rail industry and some great articles posted by our staff.

The latest on the South Western Franchise

The latest news article from RTM talks about the First MTR joint venture awarded South Western franchise. First MTR has been awarded the new South Western franchise by the government, which will see the introduction of 750 new train carriages to the network by 2020. Pending the successful completion of a 10-day standstill period, the […]


Retirement best wishes

We at RPD wish David the best of luck on his new ventures abroad, he has been our office Manager for some years and has built a rapport with many of our clients. Thank you for everything David and good luck Welcome to Alexandra who has taken over from David a valued asset. ( Far […]


Rail News- Northern Franchise

New trains and training for the North   The North has been given a £1 billion shopping list to transform rail services. A stark contrast to the previous franchise, which assumed no growth and included limited investment. In fact, passenger numbers rose by 50 per cent. The Northern and TransPennine Express franchises will introduce 140 […]


Rail News from across the country


Government gives First Great Western’s £360 million fleet the green light (written BY : Rail Professional First Great Western’s £360 million fleet of long-distance trains have been officially approved, following the government giving them the go-ahead today. Entering operation in 2018, the 29-train fleet will run between London and Cornwall and will have up to […]