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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 ranking in this year's Wales Fast...

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 two track...

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. Avanti and...

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 with Parkinson’s...

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 Apprenticeship Employers...

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 Terrawise. With a...

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 and reliability...

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 is the third office the company...

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. The university has partnered with the...

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 end of...

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 safety equipment. The...

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet.  The new trains will initially run on the...

Two new directors for East West Railway

East West Railway Company has appointed two new non-executive Directors of the Company, with effect from 1 November 2020. Professor Lynette J Ryals, OBE, MK:U...

Government to fund TfL until 31 March 2021

Transport for London and the Department for Transport have reached an agreement over a second extraordinary funding and financing package worth up to £1.7...

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...

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...

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...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline...