GB Railfreight complete £1.5 million upgrade to Eastleigh and Bescot LDCs for Network Rail

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has completed two major upgrade projects funded by Network Rail worth over £1.5 million, aimed at improving vital Local Distribution Centres (LDCs) in Eastleigh and Bescot. Both LDC’s act as a focal point for the shunting, marshalling and...

Three Network Rail High Speed stations receive Certificate of Assurance from Bureau Veritas for Covid-19 risk management

The Churchill Group manages cleaning and hygiene at St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet. Soft service provider Churchill Group is delighted to announce that St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet rail stations have all received Certificates of Assurance from Bureau Veritas for exceptional cleaning...

Astutis launches enhanced IOSH Managing Safely online course for rail professionals

The risk of injury – or even death – within the rail industry can unfortunately be stark. According to the Office of Rail and Road's annual statistical release, from 2019-2020 there were 5,099 minor workforce injuries, 130 major incidents and, tragically, three fatalities. While major and minor injuries were at their...

RISQS launches exciting rebrand and new website and announces its latest offering for members.

Over the last few months RISQS, under the stewardship of RSSB, has undergone various challenges. Despite all the recent changes - RISQS has remained resilient with over 4000 supplier and 90 buyer members in the scheme. To reflect a new...

QTS ON TRACK WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP DRIVE

Local employer, The QTS Group, is opening its doors to aspiring apprentices with a special open day held at its Drumclog HQ. Taking place between the 27th – 29th July 2021, young people are now being invited to register for...

Transport for West Midlands appoints interim managing director

Anne Shaw has today (12 July) been announced as the interim managing director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). Previously director of network resilience at TfWM for almost four years, Anne is highly experienced at managing large scale and complex...

Hanson opens new rail depot to supply key projects and reduce CO2 emissions

Hanson has opened a new aggregates rail depot in West Drayton to supply customers in west London as well as key infrastructure projects. The move is part of the company’s strategy to improve its network of rail-connected depots and will...

SELLA CONTROLS TRACKLINK® RTU achieves full industry Product Acceptance

Stockport, United Kingdom - Systems integration specialist Sella Controls Limited is pleased to announce that it’s TRACKLINK® RTU Product has achieved full Network Rail Product Acceptance for electrification control and substation automation. Acceptance of the TRACKLINK® RTU is the culmination...

Mechan bogies streamline metro maintenance

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has been called upon by Midland Metro, the operator of West Midlands Metro, to keep its tram maintenance programme on track. The manufacturer has produced three bespoke accommodation bogies for the Wednesbury depot, to...

Thameslink and Siemens Mobility celebrate five years of smarter travel

State-of-the-art Class 700 first entered passenger service five years agoOver 58 million miles travelled by 115-strong fleet since 2016 Thameslink and Siemens Mobility are celebrating five years in passenger service of their state-of-the-art ‘people mover’ Desiro City Class 700 train....

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East Anglia’s community rail groups join national campaign to highlight hidden gems along Britain’s rail network

In a move to get local residents back on track, East Anglia’s community rail partnerships are getting involved in...