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Industry calls on volunteers to step forward in support of the Samaritans

The rail industry has announced the "Million Hour Challenge", which aims to encourage staff to donate their time, energy and skills to...

Severn Valley Railway’s future safeguarded

A National Lottery grant of £853,800 to repair the Falling Sands Viaduct in Kidderminster will "safeguard" Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) future.

4LM milestone as new signalling goes live

Transport for London has announced that the first section of new signalling set to transform almost half of the Tube network has...

Line closure shortened thanks to Ivy and Holly the robots

Vital maintenance work between Taunton and Exeter St David’s in Somerset has been sped up thanks to the use of concrete-spraying robots....

Council approves Edinburgh Trams extension

Work on a 4.7km extension of the Edinburgh tram to Newhaven is set to begin after city councillors voted 36 to 26...

TfL completes sale and leaseback of Elizabeth line trains

345 Rail Leasing Consortium is the new owner of the Elizabeth line's Class 345 trains after completing a purchase and leaseback with...

‘A Rolls-Royce as opposed to a Mini Metro’ – retired driver describes Great Northern’s Class 717 trains

A retired train driver has described the introduction of Great Northern's new Class 717 trains as Rolls-Royces replacing Mini Metro cars.

New chief at Kier

Andrew Davies, construction group Wates' former chief executive, has been appointed as the new CEO of Kier. He...

Takeoff for new London-Edinburgh service with £100m train order

FirstGroup has completed a £100 million deal with Hitachi, financed by Beacon Rail, for five five-car Class 802 trains to run on...

Azumas to enter service from May

LNER has announced that the first from its new fleet of Azuma trains will enter service on May 15.

Final track work contract let

Balfour Beatty, TSO and Atkins are Network Rail’s preferred bidders for the delivery of track upgrade works in Central England for the...

New home for old London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway uniforms

Shirts, dresses and ties that were once used by rail staff in the West Midlands are finding a new lease of life...

Electrification costs could be lowered by as much as 50%, new report claims

Establishing a 10-year rolling programme, better planning and the use of proven designs and systems could help to reduce the cost of...

Easter engineering work “quietest for many years”

Although some routes will experience significant disruption, Network Rail said its Easter engineering work is "the quietest for many years" and will...

Springburn rail depot to close

Gemini Rail Services has announced that its Springburn rail depot in Glasgow is to close despite efforts to save it.

Learning leader role created for Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus has created a 'head of learning' post to lead on the delivery of Tyne and Wear Metro training programmes.

All change for RailStaff Awards host

Richard Salkeld, the host of the 2018 RailStaff Awards, has announced his departure from Great Western Railway to return to an old...

RailStaff March 2019: The legacy of an industry giant

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