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Barnham railway depot celebrates 25 years

The Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) depot at Barnham is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Formed in 1995 with the amalgamation of the company’s legacy depots including Littlehampton, Bognor...

World’s first solar and hydrogen powered cabins trialled by HS2

HS2 has trialled solar and hydrogen-powered welfare cabins across its work locations run by enabling and main works civils joint ventures CSjv (Costain, Skanska) and SCSjv (Skanska Costain STRABAG) including Camden, West...

Historic rail bridge improved near Darlington

Teams from Network Rail have carried out improvement work on Skerne Bridge in Darlington, the oldest railway bridge in the world in continuous use, before its 195th anniversary this weekend.

New Moseley railway station gets planning permission

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has approved plans for Moseley station, which means that all three proposed stations on the Camp Hill line – Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell - now have...

Ian Wilson to expand rail freight offering at Forth Ports

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group that owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and six on...

Rail passengers encouraged to ‘Sip, Save and Recycle’

Network Rail is encouraging passengers to Sip, Save and Recycle as it installs 32 coffee cup recycling bins at seven of Britain’s biggest and busiest stations. Coffee loving commuters...

Network Rail Launches Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Network Rail has published its ambitious and forward-looking Environmental Sustainability Strategy which forms a key part of its ambition for rail travel to be the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport.

All change at RDG

Major changes in the leadership of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) are underway as the organisation gets ready for the reforms that the Williams Review could bring to the rail industry. 

Totalkare moves to larger premises

On the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare has relocate to a new, purpose-built facility at Pensnett Trading Estate in Kingswinford, near Dudley. This move...

Preston’s railway station gets impressive new glazing

A £600,000 restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage has seen the North side of the 140-year-old station transformed with new glazing and a specially designed window frame system.

Bernard W Ault

It is with great sadness that the wider rail community and various public relations bodies have announced the loss of former friend and colleague Bernard Ault, aged 85. A...

Conwy Valley line to reopen

The Conwy Valley Line in North Wales, which runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno, is due to reopen on 28 September following a £2.2 million project by Network Rail that will help...

New lead on Trust, Legitimacy and Community Relations at BTP

Dennis Murray, currently a Superintendent and Local Policing Area Commander with Northamptonshire Police, has been seconded to the British Transport Police (BTP) as Chief Superintendent to lead on trust, legitimacy and community...

New Tarmac contract for Freightliner

Rail freight operator Freightliner has signed a new contract with Tarmac to haul aggregate from its Tunstead site in Derbyshire as well as its West Country quarries, including deliveries from Wales, Somerset,...

Steve Corcoran joins Taziker

Multi-disciplinary specialist contractor Taziker has announced the appointment of Steve Corcoran as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 October 2020. Operating at board level in both public and private...

13 new rail apprentices join Vital

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has launched its latest apprenticeship programme as thirteen apprentices from Manchester and Liverpool have embarked on new careers in the rail.

Rail franchising replaced

The Department for Transport has today, after 24 years, ended rail franchising as the first step in bringing Britain's fragmented network back together. Intended to create a simpler and...

First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their training at Selby College. The first of...

Alstom signs agreement to purchase Bombardier Transportation

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom moved closer as Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier Inc and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). 

£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network, bolstered by a £216.2 million contract award for the...

Edinburgh-Glasgow line, shut by flooding, to reopen 21 September

The line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk, which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks on Wednesday 12 August, will reopen for passengers on Monday...

Bodies excavated from Euston to clear space for HS2 to be reburied at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey has been chosen for the site of reburials for those exhumed during excavations at St James’s Gardens in preparation for HS2. In October 2018, HS2...

New footbridge at Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea station in Kent has a new footbridge giving stepped access between the station’s two platforms over the tracks of the Chatham Main Line. As part of...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ fleets. The 270 trains, owned...