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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...

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,...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of £1.6 billion...

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...