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Haythornthwaite urges vision

‘I've never been in an industry before where growth felt like such a problem,’ says Rick Haythornthwaite, Network Rail’s chairman. Speaking at the inaugural Bradshaw...

Glasgow base for Balfour Beatty Rail

Balfour Beatty Rail has opened a new base in Shettleston, Glasgow and celebrated with an Open Day showcasing new plant and equipment. Determined to build...

Network Rail pushes ahead with project reform plans

Network Rail is pushing ahead with plans to reform project delivery which will save money across the industry. Projects will be delivered more quickly as...

Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane staff praised

Hard working staff at Bombardier's Derby factory have triumphed yet again with the delivery, ahead of schedule, of 379002 and 379030 to Ilford depot. All...

Bridgeway on a Mission

A new media system at Bridgeway Consulting is helping improve safety on the railway. The Mission Room is a unique and revolutionary media delivery system...

Railways attract fresh talent

André Blackwood, an engineer, is enjoying a new career in the railway industry. André, 24, from Erdington, is working on the redevelopment of Birmingham New...

Premier Models scout rail passengers at Newcastle Central

Newcastle Central doubled as an audition venue recently as a model agency from London scoured passers by for fashion’s next face. Premier Model Management were...

No Messin’ Railway Safety Cup 2011 champions crowned

Aspiring young footballers from Swansea have been emulating their promotion-winning heroes, Swansea City. Pentrehafod School was crowned No Messin’ Railway Safety Cup 2011 champions after...

Settled future for Settle & Carlisle line

The 14th July may mark the anniversary of the French Revolution, however further north it marks the less traumatic revolution on the Settle and...

Rail staff warn London Underground passengers after man is decapitated

Police and railway staff on the London Underground have warned passengers against walking from one carriage to another through the internal doors at the...

Second Spring for Mull Rail

The Isle of Mull railway is to be crated up and exported to Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond. It’s the ‘high road’ and...

Rowe Hankins co-founder Roger Rowe dies

Celebrations at top rail supplier, Rowe Hankins, marking 25 years in business, have been tinged with sadness following the death of one of the...

Dublin’s light rail LUAS extension launched

The latest extension to Dublin’s light rail system, LUAS, has opened. The new line runs from the existing Red Line stop at Belgard to the...

Colin Flack to host RailStaff Awards

Presenting the prizes at this year’s RailStaff Awards is Colin Flack, chief executive of the Rail Alliance. The one time army colonel now heads one...

Vital Rail wins Underground staff supply contract

Vital Rail has won a major contract with TfL-owned Tube Lines Limited for the provision of labour to support track maintenance and upgrade works. The...

Stobart Rail refurbishes Foxfield Viaduct

Stobart Rail has gained valuable experience after completing a sensitive refurbishment of Foxfield Viaduct on the Carnforth - Whitehaven line. The railway crosses the Duddon...

Atkins to design £160m project for Denmark’s Northwest Railway

Atkins, with partners, Cowi, has been asked by Rail Net Denmark to help with detailed design of the £160 million project to double-track Denmark’s...

Rail supporters help put whiskey on the rails

Rail supporters in the north of Scotland are helping whisky distilleries put more of the water of life on the metals. 77 of Scotland’s 99...