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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.  During the demonstration, the...

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 gratitude to...

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 at Doncaster...

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 rail. Six days...

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 programme director,...

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. ‘Trespass’, made by...

GWR names train after Captain Tom

Captain Tom Moore, the veteran who has raised more than £29 million for the NHS to mark his 100th birthday, has been honoured by...

Dyer & Butler to undertake railway tunnel strengthening work under Museum of London site

The City of London Corporation has appointed multi-disciplined engineering services specialist Dyer & Butler, part of M Group Services, to deliver strengthening works to...

Etex Building Performance renews contract with GB Railfreight

Etex Building Performance (EBP) has renewed its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) for the transportation of gypsum to the plasterboard producer’s factory in Ferrybridge....

A strange situation

RailStaff’s cover this month not only reflects one of our key stories but also the strange situation many of us are facing every day. Steve...

East Grinstead line reopened

The East Grinstead line reopened on Monday 30 March after it was closed following Storm Ciara on 12 February. The embankment, near Cookspond Viaduct in...

Network Rail to support suppliers by paying bills ‘immediately’

In these troubled times, Network Rail has announced that it is giving thousands of British firms a vital boost to their cashflow by moving...

Keeping the trains running

Despite reducing services, britain's largest train operator is still running 2,160 trains a day while keeping staff and passengers safe The national emergency sparked by...

Two died when their vehicle veered into a parked lorry

The office of rail and road has successfully prosecuted its first case relating to poor management of worker fatigue. hopefully, it will also be...

Carrying on and staying safe

As office workers work from home, and those out and about on the network practice social distancing, how are employers keeping everyone safe? Health and...

GB Railfreight trials carrying parcels between main line stations

National rail freight operators GB Railfreight has run its first successful trial using a former commuter train for the express delivery of parcels.  It ran...

Southern donates abandoned bikes to key workers

To help key workers during the coronavirus epidemic, Southern Rail is working with specialist cycle repair company Handlebars to give them free bikes. Every month,...

InnoTrans now 27 to 30 April 2021

InnoTrans, the world’s largest rail industry exhibition, will now take place in Berlin from 27 to 30 April 2021. The show was postponed when the...