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North East rail workers support NHS with donations of PPE

Operations staff working for Network Rail in the North East are doing their bit to support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis...

Rail freight “working tirelessly” to support communities and businesses

The rail freight industry is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak by launching dedicated services to...

Brandon station redevelopment to go ahead

Improvement plans for Brandon station are now to go ahead after Breckland Council has confirmed that Greater Anglia’s redevelopment plans are lawful...

New MD for Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture working on HS2

Balfour Beatty Vinci, the joint venture that is working as a main civil engineering contractor for HS2,  has announced the appointment of...

EMR’s annual ‘Grifftonbury’ charity concert to take place online

East Midlands Railway staff are preparing for their annual charity concert on 9 May – although this year it will be online...

LNER introduces FutureLabs to encourage rail innovation

LNER FutureLabs is a new innovation programme from London North Eastern Railway (LNER) that aims to fast-track digital and tech developments into...

Manchester Piccadilly Super Hub to be at heart of new northern transport network, report states

Three rail experts have published a report that sets out the need to accelerate plans for a northern transport revolution and proposes...

Plans submitted for new station at Soham

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to build a new station at Soham, on...

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to hold Bank Holiday gala online

The current lockdown due to Coronavirus is having a major impact on heritage railways.  Events have been cancelled, depriving both enthusiasts of...

Greater Anglia uses new ‘fogging guns’ to clean trains

In response to the need to keep trains and stations cleaner than usual during the Coronavirus outbreak, Greater Anglia has invested in...

Rail unions concerned at plans to increase rail services

As talk continues about reopening Britain’s economy, which will need transport measures in place to get factory and office workers into and...

HS2 opens procurement competition for suppliers of slab track.

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first trail systems procurement competition has commenced.

AmeyVTOL carries out first UK trials of ‘beyond visual line of sight’ drone inspection

The first drone inspection of UK infrastructure to go beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS) has been successfully demonstrated by AmeyVTOL. 

Cardiff Central turns blue for NHS

Continuing Network Rail’s theme of lighting up significant railway structures in blue – the colour of the NHS – in honour and...

East Coast main line team donates PPE to NHS staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Network Rail’s operations team that works on the East Coast main line has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to support NHS staff...

Household waste powers 50,000 homes

Waste from households in the London area is being used to generate power in the South West and is transported there by...

New interim rail programme director at WMRE

Amanda White, former head of rail with Transport for Greater Manchester, has appointed to be West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE)’s new interim...

Rail safety film wins Gold Award in New York

A rail safety film that highlights the dangers of rail trespass has won a prestigious award at an international New York festival.