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Key workers get free parking at stations

The railway industry is helping key workers by giving them free parking at stations as the country responds to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nationally, Network...

Railway workers make sure vital supplies get through

While passenger services have been cut back due to the Coronavirus epidemic, rail’s freight services have been carrying on regardless. On the Great Western main line...

LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that would otherwise...

New agreement ensures continuity of GWR services until 2023

Train operator First Group has signed a new direct award agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to continue operating Great Western Railway (GWR) services until...

France: TGV used to transport Coronavirus patients

A double-deck TGV high-speed train has been used to transport patients sick with Coronavirus from the eastern side of the country to the quieter...

Infrarail postponed until 2021

Infrarail, the UK’s leading showcase of railway infrastructure technology and expertise, has been postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe. The exhibition will now be...

Govia Thameslink Railway suspends Gatwick Express service

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that from Monday, 30 March, the Gatwick Express service will be temporarily suspended until further notice, in response to a significant...

A grateful nation says Thank You

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many strains on society. Large numbers of people are working from home or otherwise quarantining themselves, either as a...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that...

End of term report

Tim Dugher, who is standing down as chairman of the network certification body (NCB), looks back on his time with the company Two years after...

The challenge of new train introduction

New train fleets are being introduced into service, but they are almost all late. Malcolm Dobell considers why With an unprecedented number of new vehicles...

Who should be responsible?

An informed look at suitability, competences, training and personal accountability Trained competences are essential for the safe and reliable operation, maintenance and renewal of our...

Young Rail Professionals – 2019/20 Round-Up

2019/20 has been a very successful year for Young Rail Professionals and David Westcough feels honoured to have been chosen to lead the organisation...

Preparing for a new jobs boom

With some skills and professions in short supply, rail contractors depend on experienced recruiters to complete their teams and ensure the successful delivery of...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have got together...

Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in South Wales, on 3 July 2019. It looks...