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Network Rail partners with RSPB to improve safety at Lochwinnoch nature reserve

Network Rail has teamed-up with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to install new measures to keep wildlife safe at the...

Expert commentary – Dr Neil Strong, Biodiversity Strategy Manager, Network Rail

RailStaff caught up with Dr Neil Strong who spoke to us about his work managing Network Rail’s real estate, the role of new technology,...

Unique challenges in a changing climate

Met Office Climate Scientist Alice Lake discusses how climate change will continue to influence the efficiency of the UK’s railways. A winter of what has...

Expert commentary: Sambit Banerjee, Siemens Mobility UK

Railstaff sat down with Siemens Mobility UK CEO, Sambit Sanerjee, to consider his career, his new role, and the company's commitment to the environment...

Forging a path to a greener future

The Sustainability & Net Zero Person or Team Award celebrates those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the environment, climate action, and achieving...

Fatigue, fines, and a reopened investigation

Colin Wheeler A court case was heard in Aberdeen on 7 September concerning the triple fatality passenger train accident at Carmont, west of Stonehaven, back...

ORR offers further recommendations

Following on from ORR’s letter to Andrew Haines, the chief executive of Network Rail, in the past two months the regulator has issued further...

Romain Pison joins SYSTRA as director of decarbonisation

Decarbonisation expert Romain Pison has joined Systra’s UK & Ireland Consultancy division. Romain joins the company as director of decarbonisation and will consolidate and expand...

Investing in the future of Scotland’s rainforest

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, sheds light on an industry-leading two-year pilot project to enhance natural habitats near the iconic Glenfinnan viaduct. Network...

RIA Scotland welcomes rail decarbonisation progress

RIA Scotland, the voice of the Scottish rail supply community, has welcomed progress on Scotland's rail decarbonisation plan. This follows approval from the Scottish Government last week...

Tree survey boosts Wales railway safety and biodiversity

Network Rail Wales & Borders is carrying out its biggest ever tree survey to identify and safely remove as many hazardous trees alongside the...

Full steam ahead to sustainability

With world leaders having just met at COP26, we would hope no-one would argue with the statement that climate change is high on everyone’s...

Rail station air quality monitoring commences at five Greater Anglia stations

Five stations on the Greater Anglia network have become part of a national study aimed at measuring air quality on the railway. Monitoring commenced at...

Network Rail welcomes Prime Minister at Glasgow Central to see ground-breaking green trains at COP26

The Prime Minister was welcomed to Glasgow Central station this afternoon by Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines as he boarded one of the...

Rail still safer and greener than road

Britain’s railways remain the safest and greenest forms of land transport, but there is no room for complacency. The independent rail safety body RSSB has...

Environmental health matters

Look around you. Is your workplace healthy? Are there hazards - Perhaps invisible to the eye - That aren't being addressed? We may rarely think...

Approved WMCA Budget will fund schemes that can support economic recovery and help protect environment

A budget of more than £900m, including funding for infrastructure, regeneration and job training schemes that can support the region’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery and...

Winter is staying : travel warning as icicles cleared from railway tunnels

Game of Thrones may have coined the phrase ‘winter is coming’, but winter is staying in the North West as railway workers battle to...