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NCHSR pens partnership with Alstom’s rail academy

The National College for High-Speed Rail (NCHSR) has established a partnership with Alstom's Academy for Rail in Widnes. The agreement will see NCHSR lead on...

The Rail Partnership Awards 2018

Rail companies of all sizes came together to recognise the industry’s greatest achievements at the Rail Partnership Awards on 7 June. Last held in 2015,...

Network Rail told to add £1bn to CP6 renewals budget

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has submitted its initial recommendations for Network Rail's multi-billion investment plan for CP6. Among the points raised by...

Network Rail to ban supply of plastic cutlery and cups in its stations by 2021

Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in its managed stations by the end of 2020. Recycling schemes for...

FirstGroup CEO steps down

FirstGroup's Tim O'Toole has stepped down from the company's board and as CEO with immediate effect. The news comes after the firm announced losses of...

DB chief to chair RDG freight board

The CEO of DB Cargo UK, Hans-Georg Werner, has been made chair of the Rail Delivery Group's (RDG) freight board. Werner said the rail freight sector has...

TfL eyes international business opportunities with new appointment

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed WSP's operations director to lead its new international consulting business. Helen Murphy will join TfL as director of commercial...

Greater Anglia Class 317 carriages undergo £1 million refurbishment

Greater Anglia has announced the completion of a £1 million programme to refurbish the interiors of 72 Class 317 carriages. Working out of the Clacton-on-Sea...

Porterbrook continues recruitment drive with new engineering director

Porterbrook has continued its recent recruitment drive with the appointment of a new director for engineering services. In the last eight months, the Derby-based rolling...

Experienced tunneller to lead HS2 JV

The Align joint venture (JV), which is delivering the C1 works package in the central area of HS2 Phase One, has appointed a new...

Porterbrook appoints head of structured finance

Porterbrook has announced the appointment of Stefan Rose as head of structured finance. Stefan will leave his current role in UBS Asset Management's infrastructure debt...

Van Elle appoints new chief executive

Nottinghamshire-based piling and ground engineering specialists Van Elle has appointed a new chief executive. Incumbent Jon Fenton, who announced he was stepping down in November...

SSE Enterprise Rail awarded building and civils framework from Network Rail

SSE Enterprise Rail has secured a five-year building and civils framework from Network Rail. The rail contractor said that the work - to be delivered...

Homes, jobs and growth: 4 new rail schemes TfL is backing to unlock city’s potential

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced the latest four schemes to receive funding from Transport for London's (TfL) Growth Fund. Around £24 million will go...

Some Great Northern services could be transferred to London Overground

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has previously indicated that the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise could be separated into two or more when the...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stadler’s £20m depot in Kirkdale

Work has begun on Stadler's new £20 million depot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Representatives from contractor BAM Nuttall were joined by those from the Swiss train...

TfL begins process to install automatic braking system on tram network

A new system that automatically applies the brakes should the speed limit be exceeded at high risk locations on London's Tramlink tram network could be...

Apprenticeships are changing for the better – but negative headlines could give them a bad name

Network Rail's head of training strategy believes apprenticeships are changing for the better but that negative headlines could give them a bad name Apprenticeships are...