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Government wants 30% of the Welsh workforce to work remotely

In a surprise move, the Welsh Government has rejected the UK’s call for people to return to work and has stated...

ÖBB and Voestalpine create a joint venture to produce TransANT wagons

ÖBB-Technische Services, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Railways’ Rail Cargo Group and Voestalpine Stahl have signed a 50:50 joint venture...

Rail Wellbeing Live 2020 launched

Rail Wellbeing Live is a new online event that will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 November 2020.

HS2 continues to encourage young people into work

For the last five years, HS2 has partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to provide work experience placements and 1:1...

Longer Platform 3 for Wigan

Platform 3 at Wigan station is being extended so it will take four-carriage trains, so train operator Northern can provide extra...

‘Access for All’ at Cadoxton station

Cadoxton station in South Wales now has improved access after the opening of new multi-million-pound passenger lifts and a footbridge.

Heathrow Express appoints Sophie Chapman as its new director

Sophie Chapman, the former head of train services at Heathrow Express, has been appointed to be its Director. She...

Moving waste by rail saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions

By switching to rail transport from road haulage, waste management specialist Biffa has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions in moving predominantly...

Chris Elliott to become business development director-rail systems at Sella Controls

Sella Controls, the Stockport-based systems integration and functional safety specialist, has announced the appointment of Chris Elliott as Business Development Director -...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train...

Electronic scarecrow installed at Longsight depot

Network Rail has installed a solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk to ward off birds causing delays to...

Derailment and fire in Carmarthenshire

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is investigating the derailment and a fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, 26...

HS2’s Interchange station obtains planning approval

Plans for HS2’s Interchange station have been approved by Solihull Council, with the planner’s report saying the design creates “an exciting...

GWR receives first tri-mode train 

Great Western Railway (GWR) has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines,...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with...

Freightliner boosts investment in container terminals

Freightliner and Pentalver, both subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling...

NCB/Certifer partnership awarded Notified Body contract for Rail Baltica

Network Certification Body (NCB) and Certifer are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract by the Joint Venture...

Network Rail launches two task forces improve earthworks management

To help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events....