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Trainline appoints Martin Sheehan as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Trainline, the leading independent rail and coach platform, has appointed Martin Sheehan, to the newly created role of Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. Sheehan joins from...

Keltbray appoints Neil Lindley as Programme Director for HS2 Portfolio

Keltbray is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Lindley as Programme Director for its HS2 portfolio of works, reporting to Managing Director of...

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN US FOR RVE!

Register at www.rve-expo.co.uk for our exhibition, Rail in the Midlands conference and more.DERBY ARENA hosts the UK’s original dedicated rolling stock event, Modern Railways...

An industry to be proud of

First, an introduction. As the new Editor of RailStaff, I’m honoured to have been given the chance to work on this fine publication. I...

Rising electricity prices force freight back to diesel

Freightliner, one of the UK’s biggest rail freight companies, has begun to mothball its electric locomotives and switch back to diesel trains because of...

Unions back Night Tube reopening

The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed Night Tube services will recommence on the Victoria and Central lines on 27 November, having been suspended...

UK Rail freight returns to pre-pandemic levels

The amount of freight moved across the UK’s railway has returned to pre-pandemic levels according to statistics published by the Office of Rail and...

Passengers get back on board

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has released figures showing 182 million rail journeys were made between April and June 2021 (Q1 2021/22)....

Railway workers save 81-year-old blackberry picker

Two railway workers have been hailed as heroes after saving an 81-year-old man who became stranded while picking blackberries for his wife in the...

HS2 welcomes accessibility ideas from pupils with disabilities

Pupils from three Birmingham schools and colleges have presented their ideas for how the design of HS2’s stations and trains can meet the needs...

Leaf busting trains now out 24 hours a day on Midlands rail routes

A special fleet of ‘leaf-busting’ trains have started blasting leaves off the line to help keep passengers and freight moving across the West Midlands...

Dartmoor Line services to resume after 50 years

For the first time in nearly 50 years, regular passenger services will run on the Dartmoor Line, connecting Okehampton to Exeter. Services will launch...

New rail company promises greener, cheaper travel

A new, 100% electric rail service with low fares is to start running between London and Edinburgh in a bid to encourage greener and...

Emergency alarms cause 17 hours of rail delays

Rail passengers activating emergency alarms on Greater Anglia trains have caused over 17 hours of delays in just six months.The train company is reminding...

GWR hosts special audience with civil rights activist Dr Paul Stephenson

On 1 October, Great Western Railway hosted ‘an audience with Dr Paul Stephenson OBE’ on board his very own train to mark the start...

Train driver makes final journey after 50 years on railway

An Avanti West Coast employee has made his last journey as a train driver, marking the end of 50 years on the railway.Steve Wilson,...

HS2 unveils its London logistics hub

HS2 has revealed the colossal logistics operation that is taking place at HS2’s logistics hub near Willesden Junction. The 30-acre site will be the...

LNER inspires tomorrow’s talent

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is delivering record investment in supporting aspiration in communities up and down its route, with new projects set to...