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GTR launches Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched its first ever Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with East Sussex College this month, despite the onset...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RAIB releases report into fatal accident at Margam

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into the fatal accident at Margam on 3 July 2019 in which...

Union calls for zero tolerance on Covid outbreaks

A Covid-19 outbreak has occurred at Manchester Piccadilly train station, with 11 staff testing positive and dozens of their colleagues now self-isolating....

Jeremy Candfield (1953-2020)

The Railway Industry Association has announced that its former director-general Jeremy Candfield passed away on Sunday 1 November, following a long battle...

Network Rail is one of England’s top 20 apprentice employers

The National Apprenticeship Service has named Network Rail as one of the top 20 apprentice employers in England in its Top 100...

Andy McLaren joins Readypower Terrawise as regional director for Scotland

Andy McLaren, former head of track projects at Babcock International, has been appointed to the role of regional director Scotland at Readypower...

CEMEX invests over £600,000 in its rail network

CEMEX, the global building materials solutions supplier, has invested over £600,000 into its UK rail network this year, to increase safety standards...

Deploy UK opens its third new office this year

Despite the current pandemic, recruitment specialist Deploy UK has opened a new office in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. It...

University of Birmingham opens new centre for digital railway engineering

The University of Birmingham has opened a new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering.

Grand Central suspends services after 6 November

Grand Central has joined Hull Trains in suspending services during the second lockdown, although it is delaying the action until after the...

Zonegreen reaches order milestone

Zonegreen, the Sheffield-based rail industry specialist, is marking a major milestone in its 12-year history - the 2,000th order of its depot...