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Alison Stansfield

It is with great sadness that the Permanent Way Institution has announced the loss of dear friend and colleague, Alison Stansfield. A long-time member and supporter of...

Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager, focussing on growing its UK rail sector.

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at 06:38 with only a few passengers on board.

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need comfort or simple encouragement. The ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises wireless condition monitoring to spot faults and have them fixed...

New lead for Network Rail Centre of Excellence

Network Rail has Stuart Calvert as the new lead of the Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence as the organisation continues to improve the delivery of major projects and investment on the railway.

Huge new bridge for HS2 over M42 installed in just two days

HS2 enabling works contractor, LMJV (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Joint Venture) has installed a 65-metre bridge, spanning the width of the M42, in just two days and ahead of...

CPS can take no further action over Belly Mujinga

When Belly Mujinga, a ticket office worker with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Southern at London Victoria station, died of coronavirus in April after being spat at on the station concourse, he colleagues...

Additional government money will keep Tyne and Wear Metro services running

The government has stepped in to provide £8.5 million of financial support to keep services running on the Tyne and Wear Metro while passenger numbers continue to recover. The...

New UK sales director for Flexicon

Flexicon, the flexible conduit manufacturer that is part of Atkore International, has appointed Neil Carter as its new UK sales director. He joins from Unistrut UK, also part of...

Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan includes new mezzanine for station concourse

The Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan, developed by Network Rail, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, includes plans for transforming the capital’s main station as part of the Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan.

New C2C badge for those exempt from face coverings

C2C, the train operator which serves 26 stations in East London and South Essex, running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, has launched a new exemption badge for customers who are unable...

Network Rail repairs lifeboat ramp in Cumbria

Network Rail engineers protecting the Cumbrian Coast line from extreme weather and erosion have rebuilt a section of public slipway used to launch lifeboats. To access the headland at...

Listed George Stephenson viaduct to be restored

A 180-year-old viaduct in Todmorden, Lancashire, that was designed by railway pioneer George Stephenson, is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration to improve passenger journeys and secure its future for generations to come.

Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the North Yorkshire power station until 2025. The...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland. The trial will run for six weeks...

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in the town, Barrowby Road and Springfield Road. 

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains in 2021.

Rail Forum Midlands welcomes Karen Jackson

Rail Forum Midlands has appointed Karen Jackson to be the new programme delivery executive, leading on events and communications together with supporting some of its wider initiatives. Karen joins...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted, detailed design work has been going on.

Transport for Wales introduces new ticket machines and smartcards

New ticket vending machines are being installed by Transport for Wales (TfW) on many of its routes across the Wales and Borders network, and barriers are being reworked to accept smartcards.

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained government funding for two Very Light Rail projects.

Tyne & Wear Metro passengers help feed those in need

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran food bank collection points at Metro stations across the network and at Nexus Travel Shops in North Shields, Gateshead, South Shields, Sunderland...

New escalators for Marylebone Tube station

Transport for London is about to commence work to improve access to Marylebone Tube station by installing one new escalator and replacing two more. The vital three-year programme will...