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Midland main line electrification extended

Network Rail has been instructed to design an extension of the Midland main line electrification programme from Kettering to Market Harborough station,...

Hero officer aims to raise £10k for PTSD charity

BTP officer Leon McLeod is running his first marathon to raise money for servicemen and women who suffer from post traumatic stress...

IMechE adds new safety test to Railway Challenge

A new safety test has been added to the IMechE Railway Challenge for 2019. Teams will have to design...

Last steam train ride through LU’s central section

Plans are in place for one final steam train to travel through the central section of the London Underground. 

Execs depart Orange Army

Francis Paonessa, the managing director of Infrastructure Projects (IP), and Alison Rumsey, group human resources director, are both set to leave Network...

Amey promotes ex-Carillion MD

Andy Joy has been promoted to rail sector director at Amey.  The former business director joined the company in...

Nottingham Trams boss joins RFM

Paul Robinson, the managing director of Nottingham Trams, has replaced outgoing chair Paul Francis at Rail Forum Midlands (RFM). 

Shepherd to tend to safety at Hull Trains

Hull Trains has appointed Mark Shepherd as its head of safety and environment. Mark will tackle issues surrounding the...

Building strong foundations

With heavy expectations for 2019, piling specialists All Foundations has reinforced its senior team. Ian Brook has joined as...

Success Story

A trio of senior promotions have been made at Story Contracting after what it describes as an "exceptional start" to 2019.

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Royal Military Police to join BTP on patrol

Officers from the Royal Military Police (RMP) will join BTP on patrol at Liverpool Street and Waterloo stations as part of a...

New head of apprenticeships at Network Rail

Network Rail has hired its first dedicated head of apprenticeships.  Newstarter Richard Turner joins from Virgin Trains where he...

Andrew Haines’ 100-day review: “The need for radical change is clear”

Chief executive Andrew Haines has concluded that "the need for radical change is clear“ at Network Rail after completing his 100-day review.

Stagecoach receives five-month extension for East Midlands franchise

With weeks to go until it was set to expire, the Department for Transport has extended Stagecoach's operation of the East Midlands...

Community rail partner for Isle of Purbeck

Purbeck Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has employed a part-time community rail partnership officer (CRPO) thanks to funding from South Western Railway (SWR)....

RMT suspends Northern strike action after “major breakthrough”

Union RMT has suspended its ongoing programme of strike action at Northern over the retention and the role of the guard on...

First track laid for Westside tram extension

Light rail minister Jesse Norman was joined by regional transport chiefs to see the Midland Metro Alliance lay the first track for...