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Network Rail and White Ribbon UK tackle domestic abuse

Network Rail has been approved as a White Ribbon UK-accredited organisation as part of its commitment to changing the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse or violence against women.

Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The co-located events were scheduled to take place from 11 –...

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections of the West Coast main line, Midland main line and...

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business, three times as many as were brought in in 2019....

TPE Transform Grants Fund donates over £50,000 to community projects

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has donated tens of thousands of pounds from its Transform Grants Fund to community projects and charities across the North of England and Scotland.

The Rail Supply Group reports on actions to support rail supply industry during Covid-19 Crisis.

Earlier this year, the Rail Supply Group (RSG), as the leadership body for the UK rail supply sector, established a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Taskforce to understand the impact of the crisis on businesses...

Over 10,000 freight trains ran between Europa and China in 2020

In 2020, over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers travelled via the China-EU-China, according to China Railways. The volume of traffic grew by 98.3% year-to-year, covering 21 countries and 92 cities in Europe.

Government support needed to get rail research institute built

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a “game-changing opportunity for the UK”.  Being developed by...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art lifts and escalators for HS2’s four major new stations.

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to reduce flooding on the railway and to rebuild heritage, creating...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened for passengers after a major project to strengthen, clean and repaint it.  Work began on the £500,000 refurbishment...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association and the UK’s Department for International Trade are partnering to launch their first ever joint virtual UK rail trade mission,...

Northern leaders agree way forward on Northern Powerhouse Rail

At a meeting to discuss Transport for the North, regional elected mayors, council and business leaders have agreed an initial preferred way forward for a new railway network that will transform the...

An RBF Christmas party can help railway families in need

Christmas this year will be very different. It may not be possible to celebrate in the usual way, with family, friends and colleagues, and some will be struggling financially and worried about...

Railway reopens after two Cheshire bridges are replaced

The Middlewich branch line in Cheshire has reopened following a £4.5 million project to replace two bridges. The railway was closed for five days so the bridges over the...

RAIB reports on accident north of Bromsgrove station in March 2020

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its accident report for an incident in March 2020 in which a passenger train struck a derailed freight locomotive. This happened...

Report on Neville Hill collision on 13 November 2019

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into the collision and derailment that took place at Neville Hill depot in November last year. Findings

SWR needs nine new apprentices

South Western Railway is looking for nine new apprentices to join its programme this year. But candidates are encouraged to apply quickly as the openings, which always prove incredibly popular, will be...

Spatial Cortex wins Transport for Wales innovation programme

Spatial Cortex has been declared the winners of the second cohort of Wales’ leading rail-dedicated innovation programme following a successful virtual demo day. Competition organiser Lab by Transport for...

Rail industry SME is seventh fastest growing company in Wales

Specialist rail systems engineering SME Motion Rail has been named the seventh fastest growing company in Wales. Motion Rail's ranking in this year's Wales Fast Growth 50 guide comes...

Wales releases new Transport Strategy

A new transport strategy from the Welsh Government pledges a major reduction in carbon emissions from the transport network in Wales. With transport currently making up 17% of Wales’...

New station entrance at Ilford takes shape

VolkerFitzpatrick has finished installing the steel framework for the new station entrance building at Ilford, revealing how the modern and spacious building will integrate into the local environment.

A fairer deal for communities on HS2

Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson has announced an overhaul of how land and property is purchased for HS2, to deliver a fairer deal for communities impacted by the project. The...

New tram arrives in Manchester

The first of 27 new trams being manufactured for Manchester Metrolink by Bombardier Transportation has arrived at the Queens Road depot after a 1,800km journey across Europe.  The new...