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Trauma Support course to help suicide witnesses

The railways experience on average 210 suicides a year.As well as the families and friends of the deceased the tragedy affects railway staff involved...

Vital Recognition

Vital Rail has received national recognition from Transport for London and the National Apprenticeship Service for its support for apprenticeships.Vital Rail recently recruited its...

More apprentices for Wales

Expansion of rail projects in Wales means more skilled engineers are needed to support its continuing growth.Network Rail Wales has launched its latest advanced...

Track and Train is no fool

The rail industry is renewing its efforts to attract more graduates onto the metals.Selection is now underway for the ‘Track and Train’ scheme. Graduates...

Network Rail targets apprentices through Facebook

Network Rail is using a new Facebook campaign to recruit 200 people for its three year advanced apprenticeship scheme.Would-be applicants can ask questions and...

Rag Royal Training

Rag Gahonia, a test driver at Bombardier in Derby shared the media spotlight as he taught HRH the Prince of Wales to drive a...

Cameron visits Crossrail Academy

Prime Minister David Cameron and Skills Minister John Hayes recently visited Crossrail’s new Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy.Apprentices and staff met the pair and...

Training for success

Training and education are the sure fire ways to success, not only for individuals entering the rail industry but for the railways as a...

Broad sweep for Yarmouth

Spring is coming early to Great Yarmouth station thanks to the hard work of staff and local people’s generosity.Greater Anglia’s Ann Kirkham and Jane...

Weatherley launches Weather Eye

Hove MP, Mike Weatherley has launched Southern’s Eyewitness safety initiative at Hove railway station.Mr Weatherley joined Southern Rail staff to launch the low-level crime...

Rail stride for walking festival

The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival looks like being a huge success this May.Everest mountaineer, Alan Hinkes OBE (left), will start two guided walks from Garsdale...

Bluebell Cheque

Doncaster staff at Unipart Rail raised £640 for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.The money was raised by holding raffles and...

Angel cat in book triumph

A cat which shot to fame at Angel station on the London Underground has had his own Oyster card issued and a book published...

Young people turn to rail

Young people are increasingly using the railways as costs of petrol and car insurance soar.Record numbers of young people are using the 16-25 Railcard,...

New Chaplain for east of Scotland

Nicola Goncalves has joined the Railway Mission as chaplain for Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.Her parish stretches right up to Aberdeen and Inverness....

Signal appointment for PB

Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Ian Bridges as its new Head of Signalling in Britain.The company’s UK rail activity includes engineering consultancy for some of...

New Chair for Network Rail

The former chief technical officer of the Ford Motor Company in the UK, Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, is to chair Network Rail.He will replace...

Kidman for Railway Man

Nicole Kidman is to play Colin Firth’s wife in the film, ‘The Railway Man.’Rachel Weisz was to have played the wife of World War...