RSSB: Sustainability: Decarbonising Traction

RSSB explores GB rail’s most efficient route to Net Zero. Traction decarbonisation in context As world leaders meet at the 26th UN Climate Change conference (COP26), RSSB is spotlighting the challenges—and opportunities—of moving to sustainable rail. In our first piece we...

TITAN – the new heavy-duty level crossing system from Rosehill Rail

The latest addition to Rosehill Rail’s range of innovative level crossing solutions - TITAN - is the ultimate heavy-duty system able to accommodate some of the world’s heaviest traffic, from articulated dumpers to multi-axle haul trucks and ballast tractors. Designed...

National rail contractor pledges to support new talent through the Kickstart Scheme

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has signed up to the Kickstart Scheme to help tackle unemployment in young people and showcase the rail industry as a positive career pathway.   This Government-led initiative provides funding which gives businesses the opportunity to provide work experience and enhance employability skills for young people. It is designed for 16 to...

Loram UK and Network Rail in multi-million-pound wagon repurposing deal

The rail and rolling stock maintenance specialist, Loram UK, has announced a multi-million-pound deal with Network Rail to repurpose at least 250 side tipper ballast wagons. The work will involve removing the tipper element of the wagons to create reusable...

KeTech Passenger Information System showcased at COP26

KeTech’s Passenger Information System (PIS) is being demonstrated at COP26 onboard HydroFLEX, the UK’s first hydrogen powered train. HydroFLEX, a collaboration between Porterbrook and the BCRRE, is the first train retrofitted to operate under hydrogen power and the first...

Porterbrook appoints its first Chief Operating Officer

Porterbrook, the rolling stock owner and asset manager, today announced the appointment of Ben Ackroyd as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer. This Board level role will see Ben take strategic responsibility for all operational aspects of the business. Porterbrook...

EPM Group acquires 3Squared

EPM Group, with the support of Literacy Capital, has completed the acquisition of transport software businesses 3Squared Ltd. Sheffield-based 3Squared is an award-winning digital solutions provider to the rail industry which aims to make the transportation sector safer, greener, and...

LEM launches high accuracy transducer for current measurement of trackside applications

LEM a leading global company in electrical measurement for industrial and automotive applications has introduced a new current transducer series, ideal for retrofitting trackside applications or for reducing the cost of new installations. Due to its robust design and...

Princess Anne recognises Time 24 staff

Many companies struggle to hang on to good employees. But at Time 24 in Burgess Hill on Wednesday (September 21), HRH The Princess Royal helped one celebrate the fact that few apparently want to leave. Fifty-two of the 98 local...

Advance TRS celebrates 10-year milestone

In September, the recruitment consultancy Advance TRS team celebrated its tenth year in business and enjoyed some well-deserved anniversary celebrations in London. Since its humble beginnings in 2011, Advance TRS has grown significantly, becoming a £25 million turnover business, and...

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Site set-up underway on East Linton station development

Preparatory work is underway ahead of the construction of the new East Linton station which will see trains call...