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Two MPI Safety Award winners recognised

As safety is paramount in the Rail Industry, recruitment specialist MPI choose to reward good safety practices with its own Safety Awards. The most recent winner is Kevin Roberts,...

Liverpool to invest in new Merseyrail station

A £1.5 million investment by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has given a big boost to plans to build a new station in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle area. Metro...

Network Rail sets ambitious targets to tackle global warming

Network Rail has become the first railway company in the world to set ambitious Science-Based Targets to limit global warming. This means that the company will be the first...

Balham station facelift underway

A facelift of Balham station is currently underway and will end in Spring 2021. The £2.6 million revamp will focus on improving several features of the station, including: Platform...

Poppy Day starts at Waterloo

The Royal British Legion has launched its annual ‘Poppy Day’ appeal at London Waterloo station. A suitably socially distanced event saw armed forces personnel attend alongside volunteers to raise...

Hampshire and Surrey stations becoming brighter and greener

With LED lights now being so much more efficient than the old incandescent and florescent options, Network Rail’s Wessex Route is rewiring and relighting its stations to save as much as 25%...

Dave Bennett to join Atkins

Atkins has announced that Dave Bennett will be joining as operations, improvements & innovation director for its UK and Europe business on 4 January 2021. His previous role was...

InnoTrans goes back to its regular ‘slot’ in September 2022

InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, has been postponed until September 2022. Normally held every two years in September, InnoTrans was due to be held at...

More cycle space at four Greater Anglia stations

As more people turn to cycling as both ‘green’ transport and a way to keep fit, Greater Anglia is improving cycle parking at four stations – including building a secure cycle compound...

Portsmouth landmark viaduct to be refurbished during January

One of Portsmouth’s most prominent Victorian railway structures is to get some vital engineering attention in January 2021. Built in 1876, the Landport Viaduct supports two platforms at Portsmouth...

Tram-Train pilot in Sheffield to act as blueprint for future schemes

The success of South Yorkshire’s Tram Train service has resulted in it being used as a blueprint to benefit future UK transport schemes, as a two-year pilot to test the pioneering technology...

New footbridge at Sussex station

Eridge station in East Sussex has a new footbridge after Network Rail completed a £1.8 million project. Eridge station serves the rural district in East Sussex with Southern trains...

Network Rail and BTP visit scrap merchants hunting stolen metal

As many delays to trains are caused by cable theft – signalling and power cables often contain copper - scrap yards across the West Midlands and Warwickshire have been visited by Network...

Multi-million-pound track upgrades in Cumbria

Network Rail will be upgrading track near Bootle station on five consecutive Sundays from 15 November to 13 December. Buses will replace trains between Sellafield and Millom while the railway is closed.

Staffordshire’s Churnet Valley Railway plans panto-style Christmas experience

The Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire is pressing ahead with plans to make this year extra special for children and their families. A panto-style experience will include the usual...

New ‘look and feel’ for Eastbourne station

Eastbourne station in East Sussex is getting a new ‘look and feel’ thanks to a £5 million project by Network Rail. The enhancement works...

Delay Repay refunds can now go straight to charity

TransPennine Express (TPE) passengers whose journeys are delayed can now choose to donate their Delay Repay compensation to charity. Anyone who experiences a delay of 15 minutes or more...

Passenger train derailed at Bognor Regis

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has announced that it is looking into the derailment of a passenger train at Bognor Regis on 22 October. At about 05:11, the 05:05...

Tunnelling completed at Bank Tube station

The project to modernise and expand Bank Underground station in London has reached a major milestone as tunnelling work is now complete. The tunnelling, which forms part of the...

Royal ‘thank you’ for key station workers

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has visited London Paddington to thank station workers for their extraordinary commitment in keeping passengers safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She met with station...

GTR Thameslink and TSSA sign recognition agreement

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) have signed a recognition agreement for Operational Control staff based at Three Bridges, Victoria and York. The recognition...

Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while travelling at around 115mph.  Four people died, 70 were injured. The accident was...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in the project to restore passenger services to this part of the...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a leading independent lubricants company. The seven-mile Talyllyn...