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London Bridge station marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with special umbrella installation celebrating neuro-diversity

This year's theme of neurodiversity is being celebrated through special 'umbrella' art at London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo Stations will also be lit up in purple symbolising...

Sir Peter Hendy CBE appointed Chair of National Railway Museum’s Advisory Board

Network Rail Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE has been appointed Chair of the National Railway Museum’s Advisory Board to spearhead delivery of the Museum’s Vision...

Government announces £96 billion Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands

The government has today announced its Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands - a £96 billion plan that outlines how major rail...

“Wrecking Ball Act” threatens future of historic bridge

Unrest is brewing in an East Sussex village over National Highways’ plan to infill a historic railway bridge within a conservation area. The state-owned roads...

Linking electrification & labour supply

ESL, the electrification and civil engineering specialist, has branched out to offer solutions in the labour supply market, forging a link between electrification and...

Reporting from the frontline

CIRAS representatives get the word out about confidential reporting – here they speak out from across the industry to explain what they do and...

Small talk saves lives

Rail industry gets on board for Samaritans' campaign. British reserve may be internationally renowned but a new survey by Samaritans shows how much we rely...

Railway structures are different – Cultural vandalism at Great Musgrave

Report By Colin Wheeler As a student I worked briefly for a County Council in the department led by that County’s Surveyor and Bridgemaster who...

ARQ renews focus on decarbonisation

Decarbonisation will be a significant focus for the rail industry over the next 30 years as the UK Government aims to remove all diesel-only...

Rail industry supports Samaritans by getting active outdoors this summer

The rail industry is supporting Samaritans to encourage people to sign up to the charity's virtual fundraiser, Samarathon, as rail staff get involved and...

Network Rail’s metamorphosis into Great British Railways

Leased trains for future Great British Railway operation? With relatively short-lived train operating contracts being let under the current arrangements it was inevitable and sensible...

MPs raise concerns over Highways England’s ‘assault’ on legacy rail structures

The House of Commons Transport Committee has intervened in a row over Highways England’s intention of infilling or demolishing hundreds of disused railway structures,...

All Aboard The Million Hour Challenge

This spring marks the second anniversary of the Million Hour Challenge, encouraging rail staff to come together and donate their time and support TO...

Ribblehead viaduct repairs complete

Iconic structure benefits from sensitive remedial works over harsh winter. Since November 2020, 100ft high scaffolding towers have moved across seven of the viaduct’s 24...

Transport around the Commonwealth

Transport needs vary from country to country. The Commonwealth represents this variety and recently met to discuss global needs. Transport challenges are global, particularly in...

Turning ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday’

Short days, long nights and bad weather make January the most depressing month of the year, Blue Monday being the worst day of all. This...

Northern Ireland railways a focus on stations

Having experienced passenger growth of 130% over 12 years, Northern Ireland's stations needed urgent attention. The Northern Ireland network carried 15 million passengers in 2018,...

Driving Industry change – 10 years of collaborative working through CDF

From a nervous start, with 30-life-long competitors gathered in the same room as their major customer, the commercial directors' forum became a vibrant working...