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GTR launches Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched its first ever Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with East Sussex College this month, despite the onset...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to...

Rail Ombudsman handled 6,500 complaints in two years

The Rail Ombudsman, which is celebrating its second anniversary, is calling upon industry to do more to ensure that passengers are aware...

Network Rail and White Ribbon UK tackle domestic abuse

Network Rail has been approved as a White Ribbon UK-accredited organisation as part of its commitment to changing the behaviour and culture...

Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The...

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections...

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business,...

TPE Transform Grants Fund donates over £50,000 to community projects

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has donated tens of thousands of pounds from its Transform Grants Fund to community projects and charities...

The Rail Supply Group reports on actions to support rail supply industry during Covid-19 Crisis.

Earlier this year, the Rail Supply Group (RSG), as the leadership body for the UK rail supply sector, established a Coronavirus (Covid-19)...

Over 10,000 freight trains ran between Europa and China in 2020

In 2020, over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers travelled via the China-EU-China, according to China Railways. The volume of traffic grew by...

Government support needed to get rail research institute built

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a “game-changing...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art...

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened for passengers after a major project to strengthen, clean and repaint...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association and the UK’s Department for International Trade are partnering to...

Northern leaders agree way forward on Northern Powerhouse Rail

At a meeting to discuss Transport for the North, regional elected mayors, council and business leaders have agreed an initial preferred way...

An RBF Christmas party can help railway families in need

Christmas this year will be very different. It may not be possible to celebrate in the usual way, with family, friends and...

Railway reopens after two Cheshire bridges are replaced

The Middlewich branch line in Cheshire has reopened following a £4.5 million project to replace two bridges. The railway...