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Jeremy Candfield (1953-2020)

The Railway Industry Association has announced that its former director-general Jeremy Candfield passed away on Sunday 1 November, following a long battle...

Unknown Warrior centenary marked at London Victoria

London Victoria station is staging a pop-up exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the journey and burial of the Unknown Warrior,...

Derby designer for EMR’s new train fleet

Derby-based East Midlands Railways (EMR) has chosen to work with a local supplier to create the interiors for its new Aurora fleet.

New train testing on Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia continues to test its new fleet of commuter trains in the build-up to them starting to enter passenger service later...

Network Rail is one of England’s top 20 apprentice employers

The National Apprenticeship Service has named Network Rail as one of the top 20 apprentice employers in England in its Top 100...

New research project will slash train delays

The University of Birmingham has launched a new research project aimed at improving railway navigation technology in an effort to reduce train...

Train that passed signal at danger was travelling too fast

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued a report into an incident that took place on 26 March 2020, when a...

Advanced drone consortium wins government funding

A consortium of eight partners that is developing an advanced drone system has won a share of £30 million from the Future...

Leicestershire bridge is ‘most bashed’ in Britain

The Watling Street bridge, on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, has the unenviable title of Britain’s most-bashed bridge after being struck 25...

Living Wage increased

Over 250,000 people working for almost 7,000 real Living Wage Employers throughout the country are set for a vital pay boost as...

RIA Annual Conference final day

Day three of this year’s Rail Industry Association (RIA) Annual Conference began with "Rebooting UK Rail Exports", a panel session on how...

RIA Annual Conference – successful second day

The second day of the Railway Industry Association (RIA) Annual Conference started with Exports Minister Graham Stuart MP (pictured...

Super-sized information display goes live at Victoria

London Victoria station now has Britain's largest and clearest single passenger information display. The giant 5 by 2.5 metre full-colour LED display...

Andy McLaren joins Readypower Terrawise as regional director for Scotland

Andy McLaren, former head of track projects at Babcock International, has been appointed to the role of regional director Scotland at Readypower...

Network Rail starts bridge replacement works at Postwick

Network Rail will begin work to replace a railway bridge in Postwick, Norfolk, on Monday 16 November.  The bridge...

Lifts back in service at Tamworth station

The three lifts at Tamworth station are back in service after a major overhaul. An investment of nearly £675,000 saw each of...

Manchester’s new trams will boost capacity

Transport for Greater Manchester is expecting the first of 27 new Metrolink trams to arrive next week, boosting capacity on the network.

CEMEX invests over £600,000 in its rail network

CEMEX, the global building materials solutions supplier, has invested over £600,000 into its UK rail network this year, to increase safety standards...