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Plaque unveiled at London King’s Cross to commemorate remarkable career of Britain’s first black train driver

A plaque dedicated to Wilston Samuel Jackson, Britain’s first black train driver, has been unveiled at London King’s Cross station today (25 October) to mark his outstanding contribution to the rail industry and encourage more people from Black, Asian...

£2.3bn cost of ‘London lag’ in commuting puts future of capital’s shops, restaurants and bars at risk

The slow return of commuters to the capital is putting its recovery at risk while other cities bounce back, with London high streets facing the prospect of shut up shops, restaurants and bars. Commuting into London is lagging behind the...

Final week to register for HS2’s biggest ever supply chain event

With just two weeks to go until its biggest ever ‘Meet the Contractor’ event launches, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is making a final call for UK businesses to register their attendance. Thousands of virtual seats have already been snapped...

Hull Trains is back and stronger than ever

Timetables at Hull Trains will be back to pre-pandemic levels from December as public confidence in rail travel continues to grow. The numbers of passengers returning to rail travel has been steadily increasing in recent months, leading to renewed confidence...

Northern conductor’s colourful railway paintings to go on display at Harrogate station

A Northern conductor who first picked up a paintbrush during the COVID-19 pandemic is having his debut exhibition at his home station.   Paul Mirfin, from Knaresborough, has worked for the rail operator for 19 years, decided he needed a new therapeutic hobby just a few months ago.   He said: “Painting is really new for me. I had never painted in...

Old signalbox being dismantled to make way for new longer trains

Work starts this weekend to move a disused signalbox at Hertford East railway station to make room for longer trains. Greater Anglia customers are asked to check their journeys as the essential engineering work will continue for eight days between...

Northern launches second series of workshops for north east job seekers

Northern is launching a second series of workshops seeking to give local communities in the north east a competitive advantage in the job market.  The train operator is set to run four virtual workshops designed to help people improve their job-hunting skills.  The...

Signalling, safety, software – Next Generation Software Solutions for the rail industry

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe (HICSE) recognise that in today’s world, technology has become more important than ever. The company have been working on the next generation of software products to support the changing world and focusing on the interoperability...

Voting for RBF Heart of Gold Awards is now open!

The Railway Benefit Fund are delighted to announce that voting is now open for their much-loved Heart of Gold Awards. RBF went out to the industry in September for nominations and stories of all the wonderful things that are...

Track upgrades close railway between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale

Passengers travelling between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge are being reminded about changes to journeys during essential upgrade work inside one of the world’s oldest railway tunnels. Network Rail is replacing track through the 180-year-old Summit Tunnel on the Calder Valley...

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Plaque unveiled at London King’s Cross to commemorate remarkable career of Britain’s first black train driver

A plaque dedicated to Wilston Samuel Jackson, Britain’s first black train driver, has been unveiled at London King’s Cross...