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Operation Tornado blows thieves off track

A new trial scheme aimed at combating metal theft has been launched in the north east.Operation Tornado requires anyone selling scrap metal to participating...

Crossing closures

Network Rail says it has now closed 500 level crossings in Britain since April 2009.The company intends to close a further 250 by 31...

Ops manager awarded MBE

A former Northern Rail manager, who dedicated fifty years to the railway industry, has received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.Phil...

Navigation progress at Birmingham

Birmingham New Street station’s Gateway project took a visible step forward over Christmas with the removal of part of the Navigation Street footbridge.A new...

Olympian role for Andrew

Andrew Williams has been appointed c2c’s new Olympics Project Manager.He will be liaising with Network Rail, Transport for London, ODA, LOCOG and the British...

Taylor-Made

Jim Taylor’s new year gets off to a good start with an internal promotion to the board.Jim, the divisional manager of NRL Rail, has...

Tipping the Scales

Neil Scales is quitting his job as chief executive of Merseytravel and heading for Australia and a new career as ceo of TransLink, the...

Top cop awarded QPM

British Transport Police Federation Chairman, Inspector Alex Robertson, has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours List.Alex Robertson, from Glasgow,...

Dinner date for Young Railway Professionals

The Young Railway Professionals will be holding their third Annual Black Tie Dinner on Thursday, 2nd February 2012 in London.The event provides a unique...

Rail estate bonus

Railway stations are good for business, the community and commerce.Investing in them boosts urban regeneration, drives up employment levels and increases property values by...

Australian win for Unipart

Unipart Rail has won a big contract in Australia.Together with partner UGL Limited, Unipart Rail will be providing fleet maintenance and logistics services for...

Numbers soar on HS1

The second anniversary of the start of domestic passenger services on High Speed One has seen passenger numbers powering ahead.More services are being introduced...

March debut for Rail Tunnel Machine

Crossrail has unveiled the first of eight 1,000 tonne, tunnel boring machines (TBM) that will burrow under London excavating the tunnels for the new...

King’s Cross crew celebrate

Over 600 people, from engineers, electricians and builders to carpenters, stone masons and abseilers, working on the King’s Cross project came together recently to...

High Fives – How to Back HS2

High Speed Two is good news for the rail industry. However it is not a done deal.Despite cross party support its opponents are powerful...

Christmas cheer as Britain backs rail

Despite the deepening European Union currency crisis and the challenges of the recession railway growth is receiving top level backing.As Prime Minster David Cameron...

Rail move for Colin Firth

A film is to be made of ‘The Railway Man’, the spell binding war memoir of Eric Lomax.Jonathan Teplitzky is set to direct Rachel...

Mystery busker wows Leicester Square

Disguised in a brown wig, torn jeans and a sweater, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, treated Tube travellers to an impromptu performance on the London Underground...