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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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Transport Secretary makes historic first journey through a completed HS2 tunnel

Today Mark Harper, Secretary of State for Transport, and HS2 Ltd Chief Executive Mark Thurston went 33 metres...

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...

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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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Virtual reality headsets teach children about railway safety

Virtual reality is now being used by Network Rail to teach school children about the dangers of trespassing on the railway. The goal is to...

LNER’s Rick Barsby wins Rail Project Manager of the Year Award

The expert skills of good project managers are required more than ever to drive the...

Santa on the way to help Rail Aid once again

Santa is coming to help Rail Aid once again, changing his reindeer for trains, light...

Soham station thriving one year after opening

Almost 50,000 journeys have started or finished from Soham station in the first year since...

Key Carlisle rail routes reopen for passengers after freight derailment

Rail passengers are being thanked for their patience after a freight train derailment cut off...

RailStaff Awards applauds the vital work of UK Rail for Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has sent shockwaves across the globe, and this year’s Rail Team...

London Euston station overhead line damage causing major delays

West Coast main line passengers are being warned of major delays after 25,000-volt overhead cables...

Huge warehouse fire causing rail delays through Wolverhampton

Passengers are being warned of continuing delays to journeys while firefighters deal with a major...

EMR on track for strong domestic growth thanks to €11m contract with Irish Rail

Replacement of national transmission network and upgrade to underlying fibre infrastructure to drive more efficient...

CWE Ltd signs major deal to become UK refurbishment partner for Axtone

CWE, the leading independent supply, maintenance and logistics partner for the rail industry, has...

Learning and development champion

Andy Hill, Competency Development Specialist at Freightliner, channelled his passion for safety and educating...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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CWE Ltd signs major deal to become UK refurbishment partner for Axtone

CWE, the leading independent supply, maintenance and logistics partner for the rail industry, has signed a three-year contract with Axtone, the global manufacturer of energy absorption technologies for the rail sector, to become its only partner in the UK. The partnership will see CWE provide overhaul and refurbishment services as well as facilitating the supply of new Axtone buffers to the UK rail industry.  The contract adds to CWE’s expertise...