The Government has hailed a "landmark victory" for its HS2 high-speed rail scheme, despite legal flaws in the consultation process.
Rail passengers endured more morning misery today when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
Delays are expected on rail routes after someone was hit by a train near Stalybridge.
INFO: Due to a person struck by a train near #Stalybridge services in this area may be delayed or cancelled at short notice
Garforth train station is to receive a major refurbishment in order to make it more accessible. Campaigners have been pushing for money to allow disabled passengers to have full access to the platforms.
The local MP, Alec Shelbrooke, says the government has now promised Garforth will be part of a £100m round of funding across Britain to improve accessibility.
A group of pensioners will take part in a demo over cuts concessionary train travel today. The team will try to board a train without paying at Barnsley station - as part of the protest.
Because of a signalling problem between York and Leeds there may be delays of up to 15 minutes
A special "safety train" has been set up on a Nottinghamshire rail route to stop the rising number of young people trespassing on the track.
The 30-mile stretch which ends in Worksop will be patrolled by police and rail officials, after figures revealed railway trespass rises during school holidays.
Anyone spotted on the tracks could face a prison sentence or hefty fine - as Hannah Stokes reports.
Three rail unions are calling for a judicial review into the Government's decision to privatise the East Coast mainline.
ASLEF, RMT and TSSA believe that their members’ jobs and conditions, as well as the interests of passengers and taxpayers, are threatened by the Government’s failure to adequately consult over the future of East Coast.
The unions have significant concerns that despite the Brown review of rail franchising recommending that the procurement for rail franchise should take place over a minimum of 24 months, the Government is rushing through the privatisation of East Coast
They argue that, in its haste to push services back into the private sector, the Government has cut corners, including breaching its own commitment to proper consultation of stakeholders, including passenger groups and the rail unions.
ASLEF, RMT and TSSA are conscious of the disastrous end to the InterCity East Coast franchises run by GNER and National Express as well as the Department for Transport mistakes in the InterCity West Coast franchising competition.
The Unions are concerned that there is again the risk that overbidding by private operators and inadequate and rushed evaluation of the bids will, as on previous occasions, lead to cuts to staff and services and even the franchise collapsing again.
Network Rail will begin significant refurbishment on Selby's rail swing bridge this summer.
The work means many services to and from Hull will be disrupted between 26 July and 8 September.
Engineers will refurbish the structure itself and the hydraulics on the swing span during the project.
– Phil Verster. Network Rail
We’re investing £8m on steelwork repairs, work to the hydraulics on the swing span, waybeam replacements and wholesale grit blasting and painting of the entire structure. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and we will be able to run trains at line speed, removing a speed restriction. I thank passengers for their patience while we complete these essential works.
A Yorkshire MP says that it's only a matter of time before the rail line between Hull and Selby is electrified.
MP for Haltemprice and Howden, David Davis told our Political Correspondent Paul Brand that he was hopeful funding would be announced in the upcoming budget.
A Yorkshire MP who met Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today over plans to electrify part of the rail line to Hull says the scheme could benefit the whole country.
The MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, said the whole country could benefit from an improvement in the network:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson was part of a delegation which met the Transport Secretary earlier today to discuss plans to electrify the rail line between Selby and Hull.
She told Paul Brand that Patrick McLoughlin said the proposals were strong: