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A fresh approach to depot safety

FirstClass Safety & Control, the Essex-based safety control system specialist, which was created following a management buyout of the safety control division of Beck & Pollitzer back in 2017, has been supplying safety control systems for over 20 years.The...

Improved protection for rail workers

A new and innovative range of multi-hazard protective workwear, designed to meet the needs of wearers in the rail sector, has been launched by Ballyclare.The new ProTec category III ‘Life-Saving’ workwear range includes a comprehensive selection of arc-protection, flame-retardant...

Fully functional jacks for tiny spaces

To help a short on space freight operator keep tanker wagons in service, design engineers at rail depot equipment specialist Mechan have gone back to the drawing board.Challenged to develop a lifting jack for Davis Wagon Services in Kent...

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...

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...

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...

GTR and Samaritans replace Blue Monday with Brew Monday

On ‘Blue Monday’ (18 January), said to be the most difficult day of the year in terms of mental health, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and the Samaritans are highlighting how taking the time to talk could be life-saving.Replacing ‘Blue...

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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...