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FirstGroup becomes first UK public transport operator to commit to ambitious net zero target

FirstGroup has become the first bus and rail operator in the UK to formally commit to setting an ambitious science-based target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. A science-based target (‘SBT’) provides a clearly defined pathway for...

KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the UK transport sector. When an employee...

The Severn Valley Railway launches livestream camera network

The Severn Valley Railway is launching an exciting new service for supporters and visitors - a network of livestream cameras with a round-the-clock feed showing rolling stock movements at key locations along the line. The camera feeds will go...

Train app helps passengers to avoid busiest carriages

South Western Railway (SWR) customers will be able to avoid overcrowded carriages under plans for technology that provides real-time information about the busiest trains. The innovative system uses onboard CCTV cameras to anonymously ‘count’ the number of passengers in each...

XRAIL appoints Noel Travers as Managing Director

XRAIL Group are fast becoming an internationally recognised Rail Infrastructures Services and survey provider. Following on from the ongoing successful supply to UK main line and metro companies, XRAIL has expanded into the international rail markets of the UAE,...

Sheffield’s 3Squared celebrates 18-year partnership with Sheffield Hallam University

Thanks to a fantastic collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, digital solution specialists, 3Squared is celebrating the 18th year of awarding work placements to its students.  With each placement lasting 12 months, 3Squared has now provided placements to more than 60 Sheffield...

Anderton Concrete on the right track with Colas Rail

As part of Network Rail’s substantial Railway Upgrade Plan to increase capacity across the Great Western Main Line, the significant re-signalling project between Paddington and Reading is continuing to make significant progress. New cabling is currently being installed as part...

Hull Trains returns with live tracker to keep travel safe

Hull Trains has introduced new technology which publishes the level of passengers onboard in real time, to help make social-distanced travelling easier when services resume next week. The open access rail operator will introduce a limited timetable on 12 April after...

WSP appointed onto Network Rail’s Operational Programme Delivery framework

Place secured on OPD Framework 1, Lot 5 – EngineeringComplementary to national award on multi-disciplinary Design Services Framework in 2020Alignment to industry strategy through Future Ready innovation and sustainability programme WSP has secured a place on Network Rail’s Operational Programme...

Bob signals the end of 54 years on the railway

Avanti West Coast Service Manager Bob Bigsby bids farewell to colleagues. After joining the railway in 1967, Service Manager Bob Bigsby retiresHe is one of the longest serving employees on the West Coast Main LineHis distinguished career on the railway...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...