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King’s Cross has successful Christmas

A successful six-day closure of King’s Cross station over Christmas allowed for the reconstruction of the Camden Sewer, which runs beneath the tracks. Network...

Eurotunnel Border Pass set to simplify international freight movements

Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union finally having been reached, ending a long period of uncertainty, Eurotunnel operator GetLink has launched...

Southeastern and Network Rail get food supplies to stranded lorry drivers

Southeastern and Network Rail staff worked late into the night on Christmas Eve to get food to lorry drivers who were stranded on the...

Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme. The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s...

Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving...

RAIB issues safety message after derailment at Bognor Regis

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released a Safety Digest covering a recent derailment at Bognor Regis station. On 22 October 2020, at around...

Temporary Tyne and Wear Metro Depot commissioned

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new temporary depot, which has been built to welcome the new £362 million train fleet, has officially become operational. Located at...

Young Rail Professionals Awards go virtual

With live events cancelled due to the covid pandemic, YRP moved its annual awards online. Every year, YRP hosts a dazzling black-tie dinner and awards...

The need for long-term planning

When I wrote this column for RailStaff’s April issue, which seems like a long time ago now, I said that it was hard to...

Greater Anglia invests in keeping its new trains clean

Greater Anglia, which is commissioning three new fleets of trains (Classes 720, 745 and 755) has taken steps to keep them in tip-top condition...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run...

BTP celebrates five years of Project Servator

Under Project Servator, unpredictable, highly visible and intelligence-led British Transport Police (BTP) patrols disrupt a wide range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing...

Thameslink to be added to London’s Tube Map

London’s famous Tube Map, well known to passengers and tourists, is to show an additional line over the coming weeks. The map already shows lines...

Government to delay rail fares increase until March.

The Department for Transport has announced that the annual fare increase will be delayed until 1 March 2021, when regulated fares will then increase...

Planning applications for stations at East Linton and Reston

Network Rail has applied for permission to build two more new stations in Scotland. A new station at East Linton, in East Lothian on the...

HS2 wins award for bringing disabled into employment

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, has won an award for its commitment to ensuring equality and transparency in its recruitment...

GWR’s bi-mode trains to become tri-modes

The 36 Class 802 trains operated on the Great Western main line by GWR may soon be running on battery power, after an exclusive...

Is the industry neglecting the principles of good people management?

A series of reports on accidents and incidents that took place over the last year on the railway all point to human error being...