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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...

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...