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KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the...

On track to be a chaplain:

Recently Helen Lewis joined Railway Mission as the Railway and British Transport Police Chaplain for South and Mid-Wales.  She joins the railway industry as an experienced chaplain, having first gained experience as an outreach...

Vannin Solutions: A New Name in Permanent Recruitment

Founded by Ian Thomas and Victoria Hesketh in late 2020, Vannin Solutions are permanent recruitment specialists for the UK Rail Industry. Based in Ormskirk, Lancashire, they aim to establish themselves as the ‘go to’...

King’s Uncrossed Crucial stage of £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade

Network Rail teams are gearing up to carry out a major stage of the £1.2billion upgrade to the East Coast Main Line, which is the biggest investment into the historic route in a generation.From...

McGinley Support Services appoints Russell Otter

McGinley Support Services has appointed Russell Otter to be Operations Director. Russell has been working in senior leadership positions in rail recruitment for over 10 years and the industry in general for over 25...

Tunnel ‘pushed’ under East Coast main line

In a first for UK engineering, an 11,000-tonne curved concrete box has been successfully pushed under the East Coast main line at Werrington near Peterborough. The new tunnel will enable slower moving freight trains...

Rail traverser for DIRFT III

A new £29 million Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal, that is being constructed by Winvic Construction for Prologis at its DIRFT intermodal logistics park in Northamptonshire, will feature a bespoke rail traverser, supplied by Mechan.The...

Improved protection for rail workers

A new and innovative range of multi-hazard protective workwear, designed to meet the needs of wearers in the rail sector, has been launched by Ballyclare.The new ProTec category III ‘Life-Saving’ workwear range includes a...

Transpennine Route Upgrade summer 2021

Network Rail has announced its plans for the first tranche of its Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) programme. The work forms part of TRU’s wider goal to deliver sought-after improvements along the full 76-mile Transpennine...

New steam loco builds up steam

The charity behind the famous No. 60163 Tornado and Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales, has announced that Cleardata has started the scanning of 366 of the original Doncaster Works...

First train in GTR’s £55 million fleet modernisation programme is back in service

The first of 270 trains in Govia Thameslink Railway’s £55 million fleet modernisation programme has returned to service with a host of new features.The trains form the UK’s biggest fleet of ‘Electrostars’, the most...

From Walt Disney to Harry Potter – What it takes to run King’s Cross

When looking for a career on the railway, one of the top jobs that people can aspire to is that of station master at one of the UK's busiest stations.The current station master at...

Runaways, overspending and mutual understanding

Without good communication, getting the safety message across becomes impossible.In his first safety report of the new year, Colin Wheeler stresses the importance of good communication to make sure everyone is clear about what...

Transport around the Commonwealth

Transport needs vary from country to country. The Commonwealth represents this variety and recently met to discuss global needs.Transport challenges are global, particularly in the contexts of social mobility, accessibility and global climate change....

Turning ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday’

Short days, long nights and bad weather make January the most depressing month of the year, Blue Monday being the worst day of all.This year, on Monday 18 January, Network Rail and the wider...

Northern Ireland railways a focus on stations

Having experienced passenger growth of 130% over 12 years, Northern Ireland's stations needed urgent attention.The Northern Ireland network carried 15 million passengers in 2018, with growth having hit 130 per cent over a 12-year...

Driving Industry change – 10 years of collaborative working through CDF

From a nervous start, with 30-life-long competitors gathered in the same room as their major customer, the commercial directors' forum became a vibrant working community.Just before Christmas 2020, Network Rail held its last National...

Young Rail Professionals – YRP needs you!

Do you work in rail? or, if you don't, would you like to? or do you simply have a soft spot for trains?If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then please...

Making an early start

It is important to make a good impression on the first day in a new job. But arriving early can be just as important.Colin Wheeler remembers a true story that can be taken as...

Stagecoach’s Rob Jones newly elected Chair at TBF

Following the annual election for serving members of the Board of Trustees, Rob Jones, Managing Director Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, has been appointed Chair of the Transport Benevolent Fund CIO. Jones has been...

Transport for Wales delivers new Bow Street station

Transport for Wales is delighted to announce the opening of the new Bow Street station.The first train stopped at the station in Ceredigion, mid Wales, at 9.12am on Sunday 14 February, providing a link...

Approved WMCA Budget will fund schemes that can support economic recovery and help protect environment

A budget of more than £900m, including funding for infrastructure, regeneration and job training schemes that can support the region’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery and help protect the environment, has been approved by the West...

Scottish government set to reward ScotRail failure

Scottish Government set to reward failure and give Abellio a free ride to continue operating the ScotRail franchise from 2022.RAIL UNION RMT today expressed its concern that the Scottish Government’s proposed revised ‘Franchising Policy...

Suffolk New College partners with Greater Anglia to offer student outreach projects

Suffolk New College students can look forward to unique extra-curricular learning after the college teamed up with Greater Anglia to officially ‘adopt’ Ipswich rail station.The new partnership means that college students will be able...