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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 colleaguesWith 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 companyTwo 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...

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2019

The room falls silent. Bums occupy the edges of seats while the audience’s gaze locks onto the presenter’s lips as he prises open the...

Behind the scenes with BTP’s protest release team

The sophisticated tactics of protestors are being matched by the efforts of a specialist BTP team. Stewart Thorpe visits its headquarters to find out moreIt’s...

Ditching diesel-only: greener alternatives to powering Britain’s trains

Train travel is considerably greener than most modes of transport. Of the 126 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the sector in...

Weathering the climate change storm

At the start of November, Network Rail released dramatic video footage of a section of railway (pictured above) which had been left suspended in...

Valuing nature: The impact of the Varley Review

Public concern over the damage to wildlife caused by lineside vegetation clearances led to a DfT-commissioned report in 2018. one year after it was...

Victorious Thameslink Southern TC claim league title

An inaugural football league for railway workers has come to a sizzling end with an entertaining 4-0 encounter. Thameslink and Southern Traincrews (TC) romped to...

Lest we forget: Hundreds gather to commemorate railway workers who died during World War One

Railway colleagues from all grades gathered at Southwark Cathedral to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting in the Great War.Estimates put the...

Get into Railways: A job, a career, a purpose

GTR and The Prince's Trust have helped 182 youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds gain work experience through their 'Get into Railway' programme. As the partnership...