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Andy Milne

History Channel for High Speed Two

The debate over High Speed Two goes right to the heart of the quandary the UK finds herself in 13 years in to the new millennium. The project is of far greater significance than stopwatch psychology or getting a seat on the 7.24 from Leighton Buzzard might imply. HS2 needs to be seen in its [...]

The future looks bright

The expansion of the railways and their place at the heart of recession-beating Britain was further emphasised by Minister of State for Transport, Simon Burns. Speaking at the Railtex exhibition in Earl’s Court, London, the Minister said, ‘Our railway has already seen passenger journeys double since privatisation, while freight business has grown by 60%. The [...]

Industry unites to celebrate at the RailStaff Awards

The RailStaff Awards 2013 will be held on Saturday 5th October at the ICC in Birmingham, marking a phenomenal year for the rail industry. Last year over 800 railway staff and their families attended. This year it looks like 1,000 people will be out celebrating all that’s brightest and best in the railway industry. To [...]

Gaining rail business advantage in Britain

Expanding investment in the rail industry offers challenges and opportunities for rail businesses. The Rail Industry Contractors’ Association is all set to help small and medium businesses get ahead. Network Rail has recently announced its investment plans for the next Regulatory Control Period, 2014-2019 (CP5). The level of investment is huge and clearly demonstrates the [...]

Stobart Rail schools campaign

Over a three-week period, Stobart Rail successfully ran three day long depot visits for two local schools. On each occasion the schools were welcomed by members of the Depot Visits Team, shown into the executive board room and given a presentation on the history and background of the Stobart Group and its subsidiary companies. They [...]

King’s Cross in satisfaction coup

King’s Cross station has seen a record-breaking jump in customer satisfaction in the year since the award-winning western concourse opened to the public, new research shows. Figures from Passenger Focus show King’s Cross station has risen from bottom to joint-second among Network Rail’s managed stations in the satisfaction table, with 94% of passengers satisfied compared [...]

Harry Beck honoured

The birthplace of Harry Beck, designer of the iconic London Underground linear map, has been honoured with a blue plaque. Harry Beck was born at 14 Wesley Road, Leyton, E10 in 1902. Beck started work for London Transport as an engineering draughtsman in the London Underground Signal Engineer’s office. In 1931 he produced his first [...]

Northern Ireland Railways: Europe’s untold success story

The success of Northern Ireland Railways is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Skirting the edge of Europe, the popular and scenic railway has seen passenger numbers and receipts rising and new trains bolstering the fleet. A new depot and a European business award testify to an expanded railway deserving sustained investment Translink, which runs [...]

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