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Celebrating RailStaff excellence in the Jubilee Year

2012 marks a year of achievement for Britain celebrating the twin blessings of stable governance and athletic excellence. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated...

Stalybridge speeds up

Line speeds will be raised through Stalybridge when a major revamp of tracks and signalling is complete. Control of train movements in the area will...

New £11m Dalmarnock station

Contractors are now hard at work building the new £11m station at Dalmarnock in Glasgow’s East End. The new station will replace the existing facility...

Soho coup for Crossrail

Plans for a £1 billion pound redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road by Crossrail will help regenerate Soho creating a new cultural and retail focus...

Local energy for Earlestown

Railway staff and volunteers have been sprucing up historic Earlestown station in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. The clean-up is part of a community project aimed at improving...

Vital lights up Sloane Square

Vital Technology has completed the installation of a new energy saving lighting system at Sloane Square station on the London Underground. The job was completed...

Signalling in the frame

New framework signalling contracts governing the next ten years will introduce industry stability, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Three framework contracts have now been decided,...

Record graduate applications at FirstGroup

FirstGroup’s popular graduate trainee scheme attracted a record number of applications this year. 800 hopeful students applied. ‘The number of candidates that have applied has...

East Coast went M.A.D

East Coast has adopted the Railway Children as its corporate charity of choice. The news comes shortly after East Coast took part in the international...

Apprentices reunion

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Railway Works Training School in Swindon in 1962. The school survived until 1993. Former...

3 Peaks for Rail Media

An intrepid team from Rail Media is training hard for this year’s Railway Children Three Peaks Challenge. Asif Ahmed, Paul O’Connor, Craig Smith and Paul...

David Bill joins RIA

David Bill has joined the Railway Industry Association as its new International Development Director. Mr Bill is a civil engineer and has had a successful...

BridgeZone appoints Steve Cordwell

Engineering Consultant, BridgeZone Limited, has appointed Steve Cordwell as Business Development Director. Steve joins from Amey where he was Head of Business Development. The appointment...

Steve joins Crossrail

Steve Hails is taking on the job of Health and Safety Director at Crossrail. Steve Hails joins from Siemens, where he held the post of...

Tube record holder promoted

The man who set a new record for track installation over weekend possessions on the London Underground has been promoted to head Bechtel’s rail...

Thameslink role for Ruth Humphrey

Ruth Humphrey has been appointed Project Director - Depots, for Siemens Rail Systems. The former TfL manager will be based at Siemens’ Westminster offices. Ruth...

New fleet for Keyline

Keyline is pushing ahead with the purchase of 60 new vehicles, predominantly DAF CF75 crane-operated trucks, as part of a fleet replacement programme aimed...

Spring Holiday progress

Network Rail and its contractors successfully completed a busy Easter period of engineering works across the whole country, including Olympic critical sites. Engineers and rail...