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RailStaff Awards returns to celebrate unsung heroes

The extraordinary work of the rail industry’s unsung heroes was recognised last night (Thursday 24 November) as the RailStaff Awards returned in style at Birmingham’s NEC. The RailStaff Awards gets bigger and better each year, and last night’s extravaganza wowed all in attendance. From rail managers to customer service assistants,...

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Dropping the curtain on silt-risk from Levenmouth scour works

Work is underway on the Levenmouth Rail Link project to protect the future railway from the impact of the...

HS2 donates 300 trees to Coventry school

HS2 Ltd and its contractors have donated 300 native tree saplings and sustainable tree guards to Corley Academy, a...

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SWR receives BTP accreditation for safeguarding vulnerable people

South Western Railway (SWR) has become the UK’s second train operator to achieve accreditation of the British Transport Police’s...

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Learning and development champion

Andy Hill, Competency Development Specialist at Freightliner, channelled his passion for safety and educating others into an online tool which is now used widely...

LNER chef Gavin Dicks has the recipe for success

The RailStaff Awards returned in 2022 after a two-month hiatus caused by the Covid-19. On...

Rail industry reminds passengers there’s ‘snow’ place for anti-social behaviour this Christmas

Rail operators and police are asking customers to make sure anti-social behaviour doesn’t put them...

New and unique opportunity to get unemployed adults into well-paid rail careers is coming to Accrington and Rossendale College

Accrington and Rossendale College, who received an Outstanding rating from their latest Ofsted inspection, are...

Engineering firm on track for job creation following major rail contract win

Newcastle-based electromechanical engineering specialist Houghton International has secured a contract with Lucchini Unipart Rail (LUR) worth over £1.3 million. The 2½ year contract for traction motor...

Aston University transport expert sets out aims to get rail education on track for the future

An Aston University expert has been setting out how a European partnership is designed to...

HS2 jumps ahead of carbon target as ten construction sites go completely diesel-free

In the next step on its journey towards fully diesel-free construction sites by 2029, HS2...

Rail industry helps ‘Break the silence’ with Samaritans this festive season

Winter can be a tough time for many, and this year could be especially so...

GTR completes first tranche of Southern fleet modernisation

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed a comprehensive modernisation programme for Southern Railway's 75 “Class...

HGV driver receives fine and driving ban ban after jamming lorry under Coulsdon railway bridge

A driver who jammed his HGV under a bridge carrying the Brighton Main Line...

Network Rail’s Matt Foote awarded for inclusive recruitment ethos

Recruitment isn’t just about getting job roles filled. Building an inclusive organisation should be...

Railway line set to reopen after Carlisle freight train derailment

Passengers will once again have direct trains between Carlisle and Newcastle and Carlisle and...

RailStaff Awards celebrates station hero Paul Gregg

Not all superheroes wear capes, but many of them work in the UK’s railway...

DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement...

TransPennine Express issues important advice for those travelling over the Christmas period

Rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) is advising customers across the North and into Scotland...

Southern’s Charles Dickson is a customer service star

A friendly face is what we all hope to see when we’re looking for...

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GTR completes first tranche of Southern fleet modernisation

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed a comprehensive modernisation programme for Southern Railway's 75 “Class 377/4” trains. New features include passenger priorities such as information screens and at-seat charging and power points, as well as high-tech engineering features designed to streamline maintenance and improve reliability. The 75 trains represent a key milestone in a five-year, £55 million programme funded by the trains’ owner Porterbrook, the Rolling Stock Leasing Company (ROSCO)...