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World-first hydrogen double-deckers enter service

As railways start to look at using hydrogen to power the trains of the future on lines which it would not be economical to...

Two Taziker executives promoted to the board

Two of Taziker Industrial’s senior managers have been promoted to the board of directors. Robert Paterson and Darren Jackson join the board with immediate...

New sustainability director for RSSB

George Davies has been appointed as RSSB’s new director of sustainable development to lead a new, dedicated programme designed to reinvigorate the railway’s collective...

New chairman at Angel Trains

Leading train leasing companies Angel Trains has announced the appointment of its new chairman, Mark Russell CBE, who will be joining the Board from...

New mass transit for West Yorkshire within 10 years

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced ambitious plans for a clean and connected transport system that will connect all West Yorkshire’s communities to...

New industry champions at Rail Supply Group

Two leading experts have been appointed to the Rail Supply Group’s industry-wide Council. Lizi Stewart, managing director of transportation at Atkins, becomes the joint RSG...

South Wales lines reopen after successful Metro works

The railway lines north of Radyr in Wales have reopened after a successful three-week blockade to push forward with building the South Wales Metro. With...

LNER named as ‘Top Employer’

The Top Employers Institute has named London North Eastern Railway (LNER) as a UK top employer for another year. The award recognises LNER for its...

New rail-connected freight terminal for Tilbury

Walsh, London’s leading provider of river, road and rail freight solutions, has signed a 20-year agreement with the Port of Tilbury to help to...

Peter Bimson promoted to project director at EKFB

HS2 main contractor EKFB, a joint venture of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM, has appointed Peter Bimson as its new project director. Peter, who previously...

Laura Shoaf to chair Urban Transport Group

The new chairman of the Urban Transport Group has been named as Laura Shoaf, the managing director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). Previosly the...

Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in Cheshire. A member of the public...

Woman lies across live railway to pose for photographs!

Network Rail has released CCTV footage of a woman lying on a level crossing on a live railway to pose for photographs. The clip, of...

Improving lineside biodiversity

As part of its new action plan for sustainable vegetation management, Network Rail is using cutting-edge technology along Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network, Scientists from the...

Network Rail to donate refurbished laptops to schools to help with remote learning

To help schoolchildren continue their learning from home during lockdown, Network Rail has donated refurbished laptops to St. Willibrord's R.C. Primary School in Clayton,...

Egypt’s new monorail trains to be built in Derby

The trains for two new monorail systems in Egypt will be built in Derby, with the help of £1.7 billion of backing from UK...

Tyne and Wear Metro to close busiest lines for two weeks

Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to...

Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

The new Heathrow Express fleet of 12 refurbished Class 387 trains has now entered service, replacing the iconic Class 332 fleet which dates from...