A new timetable has been announced today for upcoming railway franchise tenders
A jury is expected to return a verdict today in the case of a signalman on trial over the death of a woman in Herefordshire in 2010.
British Transport Police are warning youngsters to stay off the rail lines after seeing a rise during half-term.
The Government has revealed it is investing more than a billion pounds in new trains for two of the main routes through the Midlands.
270 of the new 800 series train carriages have been ordered. Some of the new trains will service the East Midland Main Line which calls at Peterborough.
They will also be used on the Great Western Main Line and they will cut journey times between Worcester and London Paddington by 19 minutes.
The first batch of class 800 series trains will start running on the Great Western Main Line in 2017 and on the East Coast Main Line in 2018.
A company in the East Midlands has beaten Germany to a big contract to supply electric trains in a £180 million deal.
The Southern train company said it had chosen Derby-based Bombardier to supply 116 electric rolling stock vehicles for the Thameslink project.
A controversial multi-billion pound contract to build London's Crossrail project has moved a step closer to being built by Derby train builder Bombardier, as Siemens pulls out of the project.
In a statement, Siemens said: "Crossrail is a very large project and, since first undertaking our initial assessment of capacity and deliverability, Siemens has won multiple additional orders.
"To pursue another project of this scale could impact our ability to deliver our current commitments."
Crossrail will link Heathrow to East London.
Bids for the rail contract are due next month, with a decision expected by mid-2014.
It's been confirmed that Derby-based trainmaker Bombardier, has missed out on the £1.6bn contract to build the carriages for the Thameslink rail line.
More than a thousand jobs have already been lost since German firm Siemens was originally announced as the preferred bidder. Campaigners are now urging the Government to award the contract to build trains for the Cross Rail project in London to Bombardier.
George Cowcher from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, says Bombardier needs to look at for contracts.
A £1.6bn new train contract which has been mired in controversy has been given to a German, rather than a UK firm, it has been confirmed.
The contract for 1,140 new carriages for the Thameslink rail route has gone to a consortium led by Siemens of Germany rather than to Bombardier of Derby.
Siemens, whose selection over Bombardier was much criticised, said it expected the contract would create up to 2,000 jobs.
Hailed by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin as "a boost for UK Plc", the contract will see the first new train running on the cross-London Thameslink route in 2016.
The introduction of the full fleet by the end of 2018 will enable a 24-trains per hour service to operate through the capital at peak times.
In October 2009 the Labour government announced that the two remaining short-listed bidders for the contract were Bombardier and Siemens.
Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin, has today confirmed that Kenilworth is set to regain an operational train station after being without one for 50 years.
The station is expected to be opened in 2016 after the line has been electrified.
A grand old lady of steam is back on the rails in the East Midlands.
The locomotive, Duchess of Sutherland, has been out on her first trip this year following repair work to her pistons and cylinders at the Midland Railway in Butterley, Derbyshire.
The engine, built by the LMS at Crewe in 1938, was withdrawn from service in the 1960's and used to be on display at a Butlins holiday camp in Scotland.
Today she is hauling a special train from Derby to Scarborough in Yorkshire. In July she will be celebrating her 75th birthday at the Midland Railway heritage line.
The photograph shows the Duchess preparing to pull into the north dock siding at Derby railway station - with two modern diesel trains passing her on the Midland mainline.
A train used by the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee tour in the Midlands last year, now needs £50,000 to pay for repairs.
The Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society, who look after the train in Tyseley, West Midlands, is requesting donations to pay for the work.
It's thought the 'Princess Royal Class No 6201' is the Queen's favourite train.
26 MPs have now signed a parliamentary motion calling for the Crossrail contract to be awarded to Bombardier in Derby.
They say the deal to build six hundred carriages would guarantee 10,000 jobs in the East Midlands and the national supply chain.
It's feared if Bombardier does not win the contract, the Derby plant could close, meaning an end to train manufacturing in the UK.
It has had a turbulent few years, changing hands three times, but the East Coast Mainline rail franchise is now officially up for grabs again. The route is currently operated by the Government after two previous franchises failed.
Meanwhile, the Transport Secretary has also announced that Ilkeston in Derbyshire is in line to get a station again after more than four decades without. John Willats has this report.