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Improving lineside biodiversity

As part of its new action plan for sustainable vegetation management, Network Rail is using cutting-edge technology along Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network,Scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have used high-resolution imagery from satellites and aircraft...

Network Rail to donate refurbished laptops to schools to help with remote learning

To help schoolchildren continue their learning from home during lockdown, Network Rail has donated refurbished laptops to St. Willibrord's R.C. Primary School in Clayton, East Manchester. Over 70 children took delivery of their laptops this week, with more devices...

Egypt’s new monorail trains to be built in Derby

The trains for two new monorail systems in Egypt will be built in Derby, with the help of £1.7 billion of backing from UK Export Finance.International Trade Secretary Liz Truss announced the government guarantee, which will support highly skilled...

Tyne and Wear Metro to close busiest lines for two weeks

Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to a major programme of modernisation work.Overhead power lines will be replaced as part of a...

Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

The new Heathrow Express fleet of 12 refurbished Class 387 trains has now entered service, replacing the iconic Class 332 fleet which dates from 1998.The former GWR trains have upgraded interiors and are fitted with regenerative braking and ETCS...

Welsh Government endorses recommendations on tackling congestion

The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission on tackling congestion in South East Wales.In a line-by-line response, the Welsh Government has accepted in principle all of the recommendations to tackle congestion. It...

SLC Rail is officially a Great Place to Work

Third-party rail scheme specialist SLC Rail has received Great Place to Work-Certification™ as a result of its commitment to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace. Great Place to Work® used validated employee feedback to confirm that more than 9 out...

Another bridge demolished as West Midlands Metro extension advances

Demolition of the Tame Valley canal bridge is the latest step in the work to extend the West Midlands Metro from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill.The fourth in a series of redundant structures to have been removed along the 11km...

Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth within its core STEM markets – in particular, rail, engineering, nuclear, aerospace and infrastructure – whilst capitalising on increasing demand...

FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

FM Conway expects to double the amount of rail freight between the Port of Tilbury and its Theale facility, with two trains leaving Tilbury each week from January.The Freightliner trains will leave the Thames-based port each week on a...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...