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A greener, better connected future with very light rail

Improving connectivity is the aim of every local authority. Two projects in the West Midlands are bringing that ambition to fruition. A new dawn in...

Supporting the workers on our frontline

Concern for the mental health of key workers during the current pandemic, Samaritans has joined other charities to offer support by launching 'our frontline'. The...

Confidence and COVID – what happens next?

With passenger numbers still just a fraction of their level a year ago, how does the industry make rail travel more appealing? COVID-19 has fundamentally...

Steaming on through Covid

Train operators have had a hard time during covid - open access operators even more so. but what about the heritage railways? It is almost...

The archaeology of HS2

To discover the past, archaeologists often dig a trench across a historical site. However, HS2 is digging a trench from London to Birmingham! Join Kirsten...

A rich and rugged canvas

Health workers from St Thomas' Hospital no longer have to walk past drab brickwork as they walk under the railway on their way to...

How to take the stress out of ‘working from home’

Whether working from home or being furloughed, the combination of loneliness and fear of the unknown makes this a stressful time. Looking after our mental...

Surviving COVID-19

COVID-19 is an awful disease that has killed a lot of people. But what is it like to actually suffer it, and survive? Kirsten Whitehouse...

O’Neill & Brennan keeping the rail workforce safe from COVID-19

As the world slowly returns to normal, and the lockdown eases, more and more people are returning to work. Those who can, will still largely...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever built in...

Scotrail tackles mental health

Dominic Quilty is one of more than 50 ScotRail employees who has received extensive mental health first aid training through NHS-accredited material. The scheme,...

Keeping in touch

After a lifetime of work, it's good to stay in contact with former colleagues With people living longer, they have more free time in their...

Reversing Beeching

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has called for some 'beechinged' lines to be reopened - but which ones? Reopening a closed railway line is expensive and...

Proud to be a lobbyist

The subject of this year's George Ramshaw Curry memorial lecture was 'new decade, new government - what needs to be done to build world-class...

A grateful nation says Thank You

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many strains on society. Large numbers of people are working from home or otherwise quarantining themselves, either as a...

End of term report

Tim Dugher, who is standing down as chairman of the network certification body (NCB), looks back on his time with the company Two years after...

Railways need people

Graham Coombs visits Coyle Rail - popularly known as 'Coyles' - to find out just what it takes to be one of the industry's...

The challenge of new train introduction

New train fleets are being introduced into service, but they are almost all late. Malcolm Dobell considers why With an unprecedented number of new vehicles...