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EMR and Hitachi Rail supporting jobs in Ripley and Burton upon Trent

East Midlands Railways (EMR) and Hitachi Rail are supporting jobs in Burton upon Trent and Ripley after the awarding of contracts linked to manufacturing of new train fleet for the East Midlands. Mors Smitt, which manufacturers Automatic Warning Systems (AWS) /...

Avanti West Coast becomes first train operator to be recognised for accessible website

Avanti West Coast website is awarded accreditation for being accessible to people with a range of disabilities.  Avanti West Coast becomes first train operator to be recognised for accessible website Avanti West Coast website awarded Shaw Trust Accessibility AccreditationWeb content accessible...

Network Rail’s leaders vow to increase disabled workforce

Network Rail’s leaders have pledged to increase the number of disabled people they employ after figures showed that less than 3% of their 44,000-strong workforce has declared a disability or long-term health condition. Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE, board member...

Transport for Wales celebrates Disability Confident recognition

Transport for Wales (TfW) is celebrating being recognised as a Level 3 Disability Confident Leader on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Disability Confident employer scheme from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was created as a movement...

Greater Anglia launches online virtual station tours to help people travel with confidence

Train operator, Greater Anglia, is launching a series of virtual station tours to help people travel with confidence – which is especially useful for disabled customers wanting to check how accessible their journey is. The tours have been designed to...

Greater Anglia’s new train scoops gold in independent industry awards

Greater Anglia’s new three-carriage bi-mode train was crowned “most reliable train of its type” in independent industry awards based on reliability statistics. Greater Anglia, along with their maintenance partner Stadler, scooped two industry reliability awards for the train operator’s new...

Rail company extends EV roll-out with more charging points

The roll-out of Electronic Vehicle (EV) infrastructure is well underway on the Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern railway network, with new charging points and parking bays added to the next wave of stations. Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is...

TransPennine Express wins top award for most reliable trains in the UK

TransPennine Express (TPE) is celebrating today after winning a prestigious award for having the most reliable train fleet in the UK.  TPE and its maintenance partners, Siemens Mobility, secured on of the top prizes for the Class 185 fleet at...

Great Western Railway HR director scoops top award

Great Western Railway’s Ruth Busby has been named HR Director of the Year at the Personnel Today Awards 2021. Ruth was praised by judges for the way in which the rail operator’s Human Resources department helped lead colleagues through the...

Next generation of train drivers sign up to TfW apprenticeship scheme

The next generation of train drivers have signed-up to Transport for Wales' new apprenticeship scheme – the first of its kind in Wales. TfW has become the first train operator in the UK to offer an accredited NVQ level 3...

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EMR and Hitachi Rail supporting jobs in Ripley and Burton upon Trent

East Midlands Railways (EMR) and Hitachi Rail are supporting jobs in Burton upon Trent and Ripley after the awarding of...