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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in Cheshire. A member of the public filmed the brazen act at Hartford Station near Northwich in...

Woman lies across live railway to pose for photographs!

Network Rail has released CCTV footage of a woman lying on a level crossing on a live railway to pose for photographs. The clip, of Tidemills level crossing in Sussex, is the latest in a...

Improving lineside biodiversity

As part of its new action plan for sustainable vegetation management, Network Rail is using cutting-edge technology along Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network, Scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have used high-resolution...

Network Rail to donate refurbished laptops to schools to help with remote learning

To help schoolchildren continue their learning from home during lockdown, Network Rail has donated refurbished laptops to St. Willibrord's R.C. Primary School in Clayton, East Manchester. Over 70 children took delivery of their laptops...

Egypt’s new monorail trains to be built in Derby

The trains for two new monorail systems in Egypt will be built in Derby, with the help of £1.7 billion of backing from UK Export Finance. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss announced the government guarantee,...

Tyne and Wear Metro to close busiest lines for two weeks

Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to a major programme of modernisation work. Overhead power lines will be...

Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

The new Heathrow Express fleet of 12 refurbished Class 387 trains has now entered service, replacing the iconic Class 332 fleet which dates from 1998. The former GWR trains have upgraded interiors and are fitted...

Welsh Government endorses recommendations on tackling congestion

The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission on tackling congestion in South East Wales. In a line-by-line response, the Welsh Government has accepted in principle all of the...

SLC Rail is officially a Great Place to Work

Third-party rail scheme specialist SLC Rail has received Great Place to Work-Certification™ as a result of its commitment to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace.  Great Place to Work® used validated employee feedback to confirm...

Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth within its core STEM markets – in particular, rail, engineering, nuclear, aerospace and infrastructure –...

FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

FM Conway expects to double the amount of rail freight between the Port of Tilbury and its Theale facility, with two trains leaving Tilbury each week from January. The Freightliner trains will leave the Thames-based...

GTR and Samaritans replace Blue Monday with Brew Monday

On ‘Blue Monday’ (18 January), said to be the most difficult day of the year in terms of mental health, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and the Samaritans are highlighting how taking the time to...

Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece. Led by an Estonian consortium, the ‘Iseauto’ vehicles covered 1930km and...

Senior appointments at Maritime

Maritime Transport, operator of the new rail freight hub at East Midlands Gateway, has announced three new appointments to its senior management team. Vincent Van Mackelenbergh will join Maritime’s board of management as chief commercial...

Gautrain completes forty million kilometres in service

Bombardier Transportation’s Gautrain commuter fleet in South Africa has now completed forty million kilometres in service since operations began in 2010. Bombardier delivered this intercity rapid rail link as a complete turnkey system with a...

Buckinghamshire footbridge to be replaced

A picturesque footbridge over the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire is to undergo a major overhaul to make it safer and more reliable for passengers and the public. The £1.2million investment by Network Rail will...

Work resumes on Access for All footbridges at Kidsgrove station

The old footbridges at Kidsgrove station, which has an unusual triangular shape, are to be replaced with new bridges and lifts as part of the Access for All scheme, providing step-free access to all...

Rail Operations orders 30 new Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locos

Rail Operations (UK) Limited has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, of which an initial batch of 10 locomotives will be due for delivery in...

Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People. For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been recognised as the international standard for employee engagement. With just...

Passengers consulted on revised rail services around Manchester

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on improving the performance on the rail network in and around Manchester. Three options are being presented to passengers, featuring increasing levels of change from...

Xrail wins four-year maintenance contract on Spanish high-speed network

Xrail Group, the engineering solutions and services provider of engineering services from highly specialised consulting to turnkey project delivery, has won a four-year maintenance contract on a high-speed network in Spain. The Madrid–Levante high-speed network,...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post Covid-19. In particular the report calls for: Rolling out fleets of 300-400...

Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a wealth of information drawn from the collective experience of designing,...

Call to vaccinate essential transport staff as next priority

As the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 increases, transport and travel union TSSA has written to British transport ministers calling on them to ensure that essential transport workers are next in line for...