GTR employee aims to visit all GB railway stations in just six weeks

A control room train services manager for Govia Thameslink Railway hopes to visit all 2,580 of Great Britain's railway stations in just six weeks. Dave Jones, 34 of Three Bridges, West Sussex, expects to average 62 stations a day in...

Network Rail chair Lord Peter Hendy opens new community space at Henley-in-Arden station

On Thursday 22 February, representatives from the Railway Heritage Trust, Henley-in-Arden Parish Council, West Midlands Railway, Friends of the Shakespeare Line and Friends of Henley Railway Station joined Network Rail’s Lord Peter Hendy to open Henley-in-Arden’s newly refurbished station...

Network Rail joins Samaritans to remind public small talk is no small thing

Network Rail has joined Samaritans, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry to remind the public that small talk can be lifesaving as part of Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign. New findings released by Samaritans reveal nearly half...

Support Railway Mission’s vital work through payroll giving

February is Payroll Giving Month and Railway Mission is asking the railway family to support the charity's chaplaincy team's vital work by setting up a regular donation through their salary. With payroll giving, donations to Railway Mission are taken monthly...

Railway Children challenges rail community to an uncomfortable night on a station floor  

Railway Children is urging the rail community to swap their warm beds to spend the night on a cold station floor to support their work with vulnerable children around the world.  The charity’s popular Sleepout event is back for 2024...

Rail partnership creates new homes for endangered dormice

Okehampton United Charities has leased seven acres of unplanted grassland to Network Rail for 35 years under a new agreement that will help protect wildlife and increase biodiversity in Devon. New habitats for rare hazel dormice will be created in...

Network Rail gets behind Samaritans to bust ‘Blue Monday’ myth

Network Rail has joined Samaritans to encourage the public to have a cuppa and a catch up for the charity’s annual Brew Monday campaign. Samaritans has long campaigned to dispel the idea that the third Monday of January, also known...

Network Rail employee awarded the British Empire Medal for Ukraine Rail Aid work

Network Rail enployee Zoe Sookun has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the railway through her work in project managing the delivery of the Rail Aid for Ukraine project.  Zoe project managed the £10m Network Rail aid...

Industry raises £3,000 for Yorkshire-based charity through loco photoshoot

A charity photoshoot in York organised by colleagues at Network Rail has raised £3,000 to support Yorkshire-based charity, Martin House Children’s Hospice. Held at Network Rail’s Holgate Engineering Works, the company’s largest in the country, over 70 people were at...

A social media Samaritan

The Samaritans Lifesaver Award, recognises workers who have used all their communication skills and training to help protect a life on the rails. Megan Moore from ScotRail took home the prize at this year's RailStaff Awards. Megan was awarded for...

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Work to deliver Midlands Rail Hub set to begin with £123 million

Work on the Midlands Rail Hub is set to begin after ministers provided an initial £123 million funding injection. The...