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Network Rail to ban supply of plastic cutlery and cups in its stations by 2021

Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in its managed stations by the end of 2020. Recycling schemes for...

GWR launches ‘trainbow’ train to promote Pride

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livered intercity express train to promote Pride events across its network. The train company launched the special...

Shrapnel marks and bullet holes uncovered in Montrose viaduct

Engineers working on the South Esk viaduct, Montrose, have discovered shrapnel marks and bullet holes consistent with a bombing attack by the Luftwaffe during World...

Bentham bids to become country’s first dementia-friendly community line

An innovative project has been launched on the Leeds-Morecambe line - also known as the Bentham line - to make it the country's first dementia-friendly community...

SSE Enterprise Rail awarded building and civils framework from Network Rail

SSE Enterprise Rail has secured a five-year building and civils framework from Network Rail. The rail contractor said that the work - to be delivered...

Paul Plummer: rail franchising needs to change

Following a number of high-profile stories related to rail franchising, Paul Plummer, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, says that the way in which...

Homes, jobs and growth: 4 new rail schemes TfL is backing to unlock city’s potential

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced the latest four schemes to receive funding from Transport for London's (TfL) Growth Fund. Around £24 million will go...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stadler’s £20m depot in Kirkdale

Work has begun on Stadler's new £20 million depot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Representatives from contractor BAM Nuttall were joined by those from the Swiss train...

Apprenticeships are changing for the better – but negative headlines could give them a bad name

Network Rail's head of training strategy believes apprenticeships are changing for the better but that negative headlines could give them a bad name Apprenticeships are...

Infrarail 2018: CP6, rail investment and Brexit

T‌he economic value of Britain’s railways was a recurring theme at Infrarail 2018. Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), opened this...

Gender pay gap: How does the rail industry compare?

Data is a wonderful thing. It fuels modern business, but how do you take it from its rawest state and turn it into something...

First ever electric train pulls into Blackpool

An electric train has travelled to and from Blackpool for the first time as part of the Great North Railway project. Operated by Virgin Trains...

Rail Safety Solutions acquires Carillion Welding

Infrastructure specialists Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) has announced the acquisition of Carillion Welding. The move sees 63 jobs secured and all pre-existing framework contracts transferred...

RDG unveils plans for shake-up of train fares

Train tickets could be dramatically changed under plans for "root and branch" reforms unveiled by the trade body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). Today's range...

First train calls at new Kenilworth station

Passenger rail services have returned to Kenilworth in Warwickshire for the first time in more than 50 years. People were lining the single platform at...

Alstom director joins the University of Birmingham

Alex Burrows, Alstom's former marketing and strategy director, has joined the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham as...

SB Rail awarded £130m contract by Network Rail for on-track machines

SB Rail has been awarded a contract worth more than £130 million by Network Rail for the supply, operation and maintenance of a fleet of...

Work begins at Greater Anglia’s Crown Point depot in preparation for longer trains

Contractor Taylor Woodrow has started work at Greater Anglia's (GA) Crown Point depot in preparation for longer trains. A fleet of 58 Flirt trains are currently...