Monday, July 30, 2018

Rail services are expected to be cancelled, delayed or revised between London King’s Cross and Peterborough after a plastic balloon got caught in the overhead lines.

Read more
Network Rail Stevenage Welwyn Royston
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MPs have been questioning the lack of compensation for carnet ticket holders on Thameslink and Great Northern services and the problems with the new timetable.

Read more
Oliver Heald House of Commons Network Rail St Albans Cambridge Royston
Monday, July 23, 2018

Damage to overhead wires between Royston and Cambridge North means there is disruption on the Great Northern line.

Read more
Network Rail Great Northern Cambridge Royston
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The December timetable change for Great Northern services has been cancelled – meaning, among other things, that trains between Stevenage and Hertford will run for an extra six months.

Read more
Network Rail Stevenage
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rail operator Govia Thameslink is “80 per cent” sure a revised timetable set to come in on July 15 will work.

Read more
Bim Afolami British Transport Police Lib Dem Govia Thameslink Network Rail Hitchin
Friday, June 29, 2018

The government has responded to a petition calling for Govia Thameslink Railway to have its contract to run rail services removed.

Read more
Network Rail London
Monday, June 25, 2018

A train tracking fault that affected rail information for Great Northern and Thameslink services has now been resolved.

Read more
Network Rail Welwyn Hatfield St Albans
Monday, June 25, 2018

Hitchin has the sixth-worst rail service in the country – that’s according to new data ranking the performance of the UK’s stations in the past month.

Read more
Bim Afolami Judi Billing Labour Party NHS Liberal Democrats Govia Thameslink Network Rail Labour Hitchin
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Amid the chaos on the railways, Conservative MPs yesterday rejected a vote of no confidence in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. In an exclusive opinion piece, Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami explains why he voted as he did.

Read more
Bim Afolami Labour Party Govia Thameslink Network Rail United Kingdom London
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A much-loved teacher took his own life after struggling with drug addiction and mental health problems, an inquest has heard.

Read more
British Transport Police Hitchin Boys' School Network Rail Hitchin
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Even Great Northern’s drivers have had enough of the controversial new timetable – that’s if one railwayman’s apology to commuters this morning is anything to go by.

Read more
Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Network Rail
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami is hosting a meeting with Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail following widespread chaos on the towns railways.

Read more
Bim Afolami Network Rail
Friday, June 8, 2018

Commuters have hailed “a new level of incompetency” after a Great Northern train driver neglected to open the doors for his passengers on arriving in London.

Read more
Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Network Rail London Hitchin
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for rail passengers, as Govia Thameslink has introduced an interim timetable and have news about when the original May timetable should be running smoothly.

Read more
Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Network Rail North Herts
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hitchin’s area committee has thrown its weight behind commuters driven to despair by the controversial new Great Northern rail timetable.

Read more
Bim Afolami Labour Govia Thameslink Network Rail Hitchin
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hitchin and Harpenden’s Bim Afolami is among MPs from across the political spectrum who have signed a joint letter to the Transport Secretary ahead of talks tonight.

Read more
Bim Afolami Network Rail Hitchin London
Friday, June 1, 2018

The petition to the government to remove the train franchise from Govia Thameslink Railway has passed 10,000 signatures - meaning it will get a response from the government.

Read more
Network Rail United Kingdom
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and Northern have released a joint statement about the chaos on the railways.

Read more
Network Rail
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The leader of Herts County Council has demanded answers from the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway about the rail chaos which has followed the recent timetable change.

Read more
Bim Afolami David Williams Herts County Council Network Rail Herts
Friday, May 25, 2018

A damning motion condemning the ongoing problems with Govia rail services has received all-party support at County Hall.

Read more
Bim Afolami Herts County Council Network Rail London
Thursday, April 19, 2018

There are currently delays on the Great Northern line due to signal failure between Hitchin and Cambridge.

Read more
Govia Thameslink Network Rail Cambridge Hitchin
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Network Rail is set to carry out safety improvements at a level crossing in Shepreth next month as part of the company’s railway upgrade plan – and you can find information at a drop-in session later today.

Read more
Network Rail Cambridge London Letchworth
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There are delays on the railways between Hitchin and Cambridge due to a signalling fault at Hitchin that means a southbound line is blocked.

Read more
Network Rail Cambridge Hitchin
Monday, February 26, 2018

Network Rail is restricting trains operating north of Royston this evening due to a forecast for heavy snow.

Read more
Network Rail Great Northern Cambridge
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A person has died after being hit by a train north of Hitchin railway station.

Read more
Network Rail Hitchin Stevenage Peterborough Cambridge
Friday, February 16, 2018

All lines going through Stevenage railway station are blocked after a person was hit by a train this morning.

Read more
British Transport Police Govia Thameslink Network Rail Peterborough Stevenage
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald MP, shadow rail minister Rachael Maskell MP and Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford, paid a visit to Biggleswade railway station on Wednesday to consider the need to improve access and station facilities.

Read more
Alistair Burt Labour Party Network Rail Biggleswade Comet London Biggleswade Town
Friday, February 2, 2018

The Government has put pressure on Network Rail to try to make sure rail replacement bus services between Stevenage and Hertford North only have to be in place for just over two years – 18 months less than has previously been stated.

Read more
Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Network Rail Peterborough Cambridge London
Sunday, January 28, 2018

So who or what is really responsible for ambitious £50 million plans to move and rebuild Stevenage railway station being shelved – and why are we not getting a fifth platform any time soon to carry trains to Hertford?

Read more
Stephen McPartland Stevenage Borough Council Hertfordshire County Council Network Rail Hertfordshire County Stevenage Borough London
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Most commuters were unimpressed with an average rise in ticket prices of 3.4 per cent when they returned to work on January 2, but Govia Thameslink and Network Rail insist a swathe of upcoming benefits will make it worth your while

Read more
Stephen McPartland Govia Thameslink Facebook Network Rail United Kingdom Stevenage London

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy