Picture the railway of tomorrow and dozens of ideas and innovations come to mind: driverless trains, digital tickets, predictive maintenance, passenger crowd control technology and railways that not only operate at higher speeds but at a higher capacity. But try and...
Workwear specialist Ballyclare has donated a waterproof coverall to a tuba-playing entertainer who rides around the country riding a recumbent tricycle. Jon Hodkin, stage name InnerTuba, approached the PPE provider to acquire something to keep him warm and dry on...

In at the sharp end

A few months have now passed since Network Rail changed the rules around the level of hand protection required on its work sites Since 1 April, Network Rail has mandated that everyone working on its sites wear gloves that meet...
The average person walks five times around the earth in a lifetime and each step can exert a force equivalent to two times their body weight through their lower limbs. This would mean someone who weighs 10 stone will...

Breath of fresh air

RPB Safety believes its brand new modular respirators will highlight an invisible threat facing the railway and demonstrate why protection is vital. Originally from New Zealand, RPB Safety began supplying respirators to the abrasive blasting industry around 40 years ago....

Pinky promise

Apart from orange, there’s not a lot of colour on the railway - and there’s lots of orange. Safety boots are even more of a drab affair. Take your choice of charcoal, granite or midnight sky. But now Steel Blue,...

West Coast appointments

Phil Whittingham remains as the managing director for services on what was formerly known as the InterCity West Coast franchise as he...

Christmas work