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Royal ‘thank you’ for key station workers

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has visited London Paddington to thank station workers for their extraordinary commitment in keeping passengers safe throughout the Covid-19...

The changing faces of the railway

The global anti-racism movement has brought attempts to make the British railway industry more representative into the spotlight. To find out how the industry is...

Pride during a pandemic

The annual pride festivals provide a visible and colourful reminder that the LGBT+ movement is now (largely) an accepted part of society. Cancelled in...

The hidden disability Sunflower Scheme

At a time when people have to wear facemasks, and it is seen as antisocial not to do so, what about those who can't...

HS2 signs up to Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice

To help make engineering careers accessible for this and the next generation of young people, HS2 has signed up to The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code...

Railway workers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Saturday 10 October, includes a number of railway workers, many recognised for their work in keeping people...

Richard Allan to join Chiltern Railway as MD

Chiltern Railways has announced it has appointed Richard Allan as its new managing director. Chiltern, an Arriva company, has recently signed a new agreement with...

Great Western Railway names train after D-Day veteran

Great Western Railway (GWR) has honoured one of Britain’s last surviving D-Day veterans, Harry Billinge MBE, by naming a train after him.. Now 95, Harry...

New global rail director for Cundall

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has announced the appointment of Stephen Dale as global rail director, a brand-new role which will see him taking on...

New chief executive for the Campaign for Better Transport

Paul Tuohy has been named as the new chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport. He will step into the role formerly held by...

South Western Railway’s customer service heroes

With National Customer Service Week taking place on 5-9 October, South Western Railway (SWR) asked its customers and crew to share their favourite examples...

120 Tyne and Wear Metro staff switch employer as Stadler as assumes responsibility for service and maintenance

Stadler is now responsible for servicing and maintaining the old Tyne and Wear Metro fleet in Newcastle upon Tyne and has become the employer...

Neil Walker is new managing director of Unipart Rail and Unipart Manufacturing Group

Leading independent manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group Unipart has announced the appointment of Neil Walker as the managing director of its Rail and Manufacturing...

Frazer-Nash welcomes head of human resources Sam Geis to the board

Sam Geis, head of human resources at Frazer-Nash since 2017, is taking up the newly created role of People Director, an appointment underpins the...

RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators to avoid job losses

Rail trade union RMT has called on the Government to provide a financial support package for open-access operators Grand Central and Hull Trains, to...

TBF creates two Covid-related memorial funds

Many of those working on the front line of the public transport industry have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been the driving...

New-look Optilan strengthens and expands

Despite the market challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, leading international communications and security specialist Optilan has used the last six months to...

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

British Rail guard Asquith Xavier, who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966, has been recognised with a plaque in the waiting...