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New Caledonian Sleeper trains complete London test run

Sixteen of Caledonian Sleeper’s new carriages made their first trial run from Scotland to London Euston on January 22. Final stages of testing and approvals...

Greater Anglia hires fleet director from Arriva

Martin Beable, fleet director of Arriva UK's trains bid team, is set to join Greater Anglia in March as the new engineering director. Martin, who...

Mini museum opens at Liverpool Lime Street

Old railway artefacts have been put on display in a newly opened 'mini museum' at Liverpool Lime Street station. Items in the collection include: Avery Auto-precision...

Bloom set for Transport for the North

A transport leader who previously managed the strategy for the £2 billion East Coast main line upgrade is set to join Transport for the North...

Union launches campaign to save Glasgow rail depot

Representatives from union Unite are attempting to rally enough political support to save 180 jobs at Springburn rail depot in Glasgow. Following an initial announcement...

Move for digital railway boss

Doug Blanc has moved from SNC-Lavalin to Ricardo, where he will lead the digital railway and digital resilience teams. Based at Ricardo’s Derby technical centre,...

Train manager helps war widow track down her grandfather’s long-lost grave

An 85-year-old woman has finally visited her grandfather's long-lost grave with the help of a Virgin Trains employee. When Private Thomas Bryan said farewell to...

Atkins recruits Arcadis boss

Lizi Stewart, the managing director of Arcadis' highways and aviation business, is set to join Atkins. In her new role as managing director for transportation,...

RSSB selects new chair

Rail industry body RSSB has appointed Barbara Moorhouse as its new chair. Barbara is a non-executive director at Balfour Beatty, Microgen and Agility Trains. Her executive...

Station sleepout to raise funds for Railway Children

Fundraisers will be joined by Network Rail directors and so far unnamed politicians at a charitable station sleepout on January 31. Four stations are taking...

First tower crane arrives as part of HS2’s Euston work

London's skyline has welcomed the first of three tower cranes for HS2's work in the Euston area. The arrival of the 66m-high crane, which took...

RSK appointment to oversee rail growth

Aspin Group's former head of business development has joined RSK Group. Adrian Calder, the new business development director for rail, will be responsible for identifying new...

New rail manager at Scott Parnell

Sharon Rice has been appointed the new national rail manager for groundworks and civil engineering firm Scott Parnell. Sharon has 13 years’ experience working in rail...

New railway station in East Durham

Planning permission has been granted to build a new station at Horden, near Peterlee, in East Durham. The £10.55 million station will have two 100m platforms...

Call for volunteers to tell “sad and costly story” behind Britain’s railways

Volunteers are being sought to help to tell the "sad and costly story" behind Britain’s railways by transcribing a historic railway trade union notebook from 1901-1905. Led...

Documentary makers to visit all stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Railway adventurers Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe will follow up their 'All The Stations' adventure around Great Britain by travelling to all of the stations...

Christmas 2018: Quiet network, busy Network Rail

While many spent the Christmas and New Year break with family and friends, a 25,000-strong workforce laboured through £148 million worth of work for...

Educational OLE book goes live

A free-to-download book covering overhead line electrification has been released as an "easy to read" introduction to the subject. Author Garry Keenor, an experienced OLE...