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First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their...

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents...

Free lunchtime webinar from CIRAS: The importance of raising health and safety concerns

As transport workers around the country return to work after the lockdown, having been either working from home or furloughed, they...

Record number of drivers in training at Tyne and Wear Metro

After delays to its training programme caused by Covid-19, the Tyne and Wear Metro is to embark on its biggest-ever driver...

Horrifying image of woman attempting to cross live railway with a pushchair

A woman has been seen trying to cross the track with her pram at Hilsea station near Portsmouth - an area...

Chris Burchell moves on from Arriva Trains

Chris Burchell, managing director of Arriva Trains, is to leave the rail industry in mid-October to take up a role in...

Cake and cookies at Coventry

An initiative that aims to encourage people back to the railway with welcome gifts, including cakes and cookies, is receiving support...

HS2 continues to encourage young people into work

For the last five years, HS2 has partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to provide work experience placements and 1:1...

Heathrow Express appoints Sophie Chapman as its new director

Sophie Chapman, the former head of train services at Heathrow Express, has been appointed to be its Director. She...

Chris Elliott to become business development director-rail systems at Sella Controls

Sella Controls, the Stockport-based systems integration and functional safety specialist, has announced the appointment of Chris Elliott as Business Development Director -...

Royal BAM Group appoints John Wilkinson as COO civil engineering

The executive board of Royal BAM Group has appointed John Wilkinson to be chief operating officer for its civil engineering business,...

200 new train driver jobs attracts 10,000 applicants

A search for 200 new train drivers in Wales has attracted over 10,000 applicants in just a few days!

Talent and gender diversity in the rail sector

Guest writer Adam Razzell, head of transport and infrastructure at Advance Resource Managers, reflects on the diversity of talent in the...

GWR to name train after Gurkha VC hero

Marking 75 years since the end of World War 2, when hostilities in the Far East ceased, Great Western Railway (GWR)...

Leon Daniels joins Net Zero Transport Board

Leon Daniels OBE, who is vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, has been appointed to the government’s Net...

Alison Stansfield

It is with great sadness that the Permanent Way Institution has announced the loss of dear friend and colleague, Alison Stansfield.

Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at 06:38...