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Blackpool Rocks

Blackpool’s tram system is back in action following a £100m project to modernise infrastructure and rolling stock. The majority of its heritage fleet has been...

In-Cab signalling agreement

Network Rail has reached framework agreements with four suppliers for the development and design of a new, European-standard signalling system for Britain’s railways. ETCS does...

Potters Lane Progress

Work has begun on a £13.8 million expansion of the Wednesbury Midland Metro depot. The project will see the existing Metro Centre at Potters Lane...

Budget Boost for Northern Hub

The spring budget had further good news for the Northern Hub capacity increase project. In a further show of confidence in railways Chancellor George Osborne...

Dutch Courage for Tube Map

A famous Dutch Olympic athlete, Fanny Blankers-Koen, will be featured on the London Underground Olympic Legends Map after a rethink by designers. The star of...

National Framework success for Bridgeway Consulting

It’s all down to the quality of the people, that’s the message from Bridgeway Consulting managing director, Pino De Rosa. Bridgeway Consulting recently won...

Jelly beans for Railway Children

Hungry passengers can now snack on jelly beans and raise money for charity at the same time. Thanks to the railway children charity the new...

Priv Travel contact changes

Retired railway staff wanting to check priv travel facilities can call Rail Staff Travel on 0800 652 1700, a dedicated free phone number. Based in...

Paul Merton joins Advance TRS

Paul Merton has joined specialist rail recruitment company Advance TRS as Operations Director, to work with close friend and former colleague Andy Ridout. Paul has...

Arresting fashion

British Transport Police officers are cutting a dash this spring with new uniforms designed to be more practical and hard wearing. Open neck wicking shirts...

‘Network, Collaborate, Innovate, Thrive’

Andy Milne talks to Colin Flack, chief executive of the Rail Alliance. From a standing start four years ago the Rail Alliance now has upwards...

Snow and Gas in Arctic Russia

Written by David Shirres It’s minus 20, my beard is freezing up, and the drinking water is like liquid ice. Climbing through the moving snow tractor’s...

A project for people

The new western concourse at King's Cross is causing a stir among press and public alike. The 1,300 tonne steel dome ranks among the largest...

Discussing Devolution

Nigel Wordsworth reports Devolution is defined as the transfer of powers from a central organisation to local units. It was also the name given to a...

York office for Vital

Vital Rail, part of the Vital Services Group, has reopened a regional office in York to cope with growth in the rail sector. Increased orders...

Brian Christie joins First Hull Trains

First Hull Trains has appointed Brian Christie as new operations manager. Brian Christie, from Scotland, has extensive experience in the rail industry, in both the...

Crossrail Commissioner Appointed

In an optimistic move Stephen Jolly has been appointed as the new Crossrail Complaints Commissioner. He replaces Tony Gregory who took up the post as...

Oakervee heads HS2

Douglas Oakervee has been appointed as the new chair of HS2 Ltd. The move for Mr Oakervee caps a long and successful career working on...