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The COST of Coronavirus

What effect is Coronavirus having on your pay packet? What if you are furloughed? What about tax? And IR35? RailStaff sought the advice of an...

Railway charity helps families cope with coronavirus

The Railway Benefit Fund (RBF), founded in 1858 and now based in Crewe, is providing extra resources to ensure help finds its way to...

Embankment stabilisation continues in the Derbyshire Peak District

Engineers from Network Rail are upgrading the railway embankment to improve future journeys on the line between Manchester and Buxton by protecting the railway...

InnoTrans postponed!

InnoTrans, the largest global railway industry exhibition, held every two years in Berlin, Germany, has been postponed. Scheduled for 22-25 September 2020, the organisers have...

Another three Network Rail stations go blue for the NHS

Three key Network Rail stations have turned blue to show their support for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. To coincide with the weekly tribute...

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to provide cover...

New technology helmets improve safety and aid social distancing

Ground Control – one of the leading suppliers of vegetation control services to Network Rail, has deployed ‘game changing’ high-tech safety helmets for its...

£46 million upgrade of line to Southend Victoria completed

Network Rail has completed the installation of a new overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line in a £46 million upgrade to...

Translink releases two large Trainbows onto the Northern Ireland network

Northern Ireland’s Translink has given two trains very special makeovers in support of the #ChaseTheRainbow movement sweeping the nation. The two ‘Trainbows’ will be moving...

New freight route brings vital cargo from Spain

Transfesa Logistics, the DB Cargo partner in Spain (owned 70.29% by Deutsche Bahn Iberica Holding and 20.35% by Spanish state operator Renfe), has recently...

GTR wraps trains to show appreciation of NHS staff

To pay homage to NHS Staff across the UK fighting Coronavirus, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express...

East Midlands Railway funds foodbanks through local Community Rail Partnerships

Working together with local Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs), East Midlands Railway (EMR) has donated £2,500 to foodbanks across the East Midlands to support families...

HS2 issues Notices to Proceed

HS2 Ltd, the company charged with constructing Britain’s new high-speed rail network, has today issued Notices to Proceed (NtP) to the four main works...

Easter work to improve the railway takes place as planned

The Easter weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for work on the railway’s infrastructure.  With commuters on holiday, Network...

GB Railfreight and Drax power station work together to keep the lights burning

Despite the Coronavirus epidemic and lockdown, teams at GB Railfreight (GBRf) are continuing to work closely with Drax power station to maintain supplies of...

QTS Group helps NHS with eye and face protection

QTS Group, the national rail infrastructure maintenance firm, is helping NHS workers stay safe during the Coronavirus outbreak. Together with Network Rail Scotland’s works delivery...

Bombardier to restart train production and heavy maintenance in UK

Bombardier Transportation UK ‘paused’ rolling stock production at its Derby site, heavy maintenance at Ilford and component refurbishment and overhaul at Crewe on 25...

Designers and engineers needed to help solve Covid-19’s challenges

With the NHS and other care providers across the world suffering under the pressure of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, a new project has been...