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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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.

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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

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...

Who should be responsible?

An informed look at suitability, competences, training and personal accountability Trained competences are essential for the safe and reliable...

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...