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Centro Urges High Speed Rail

Centro, the Midlands transport authority, has renewed calls for High Speed Two. The new fast rail link will help boost capacity on the region's railways. Says...

Greening Welcomes Rail Graduates

Transport Secretary Justine Greening has welcomed 85 young graduates onto the railway at Coventry. The Secretary of State was there to toast of a new...

Ada and Phyllis Get to Work

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and transport secretary Justine Greening have officially launched the start of Crossrail tunnelling during a ceremony at Westbourne...

Rail Volunteers Become Olympic Champions

600 Network Rail volunteers are getting ready for the London Olympics. They will be joining Team London Ambassadors to welcome athletes and spectators – 80...

Trains, Mountains, Gravity and Adhesion

Over 150 guests from railway academia and industry gathered at the University of Birmingham recently for Professor Felix Schmid’s Inaugural Lecture, ‘Can railways cheat...

Siemens apprentice wins

Siemens apprentice, Adam France, has won the ‘Against All Odds’ award at the inaugural Leeds Apprenticeships Awards. The awards, organised by Leeds City Council in...

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...

Exciting times for Training and Assessment Services

In the last Training Matters edition, Bridgeway Consulting announced the launch of a new training academy at West Horndon in Essex. The interest and footfall...

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...

Emergency Management

A university campus was transformed into an emergency village to launch two innovative degrees recently. More than 25 emergency vehicles, including a helicopter and a...

TQ Catalis top training

TQ Catalis, among the UK’s largest specialist rail training providers, delivers training and assessment of the highest quality in all rail engineering, safety and...

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...

IRO makes Qualifications Affordable

The IRO aims to make its qualifications more easily affordable for the rail industry. The 2012/13 prices have now been agreed by the IRO Board....

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...