Santa’s little helpers take RailStaff Awards Covid Hero team prize

The RailStaff Awards returned in 2022 after a two-month hiatus caused by Covid-19. On its return, a new category was introduced to honour those workers who gave their all to improve the lot of their colleagues and communities during...

GWR team who led COVID-19 response recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Four long-serving Great Western Railway employees have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Head of Public Affairs, Jane Jones, receives an MBE, while Bex Hartley, Charlotte Murray and Matt Cambourne are awarded British Empire Medals (BEM) for their...

Jubilee line Night Tube services to return next weekend

Transport for London (TfL) is returning Night Tube services on the Jubilee line on Saturday 21 May, in a further boost for the capital’s recovery from the pandemic, with Northern and Piccadilly lines returning later this summer. This comes...

TransPennine reinstates services as passengers return

TransPennine Express (TPE) will be reinstating a small number of pre-Covid services following adjustments made to its train plan earlier this year as people continue to return to the railway. The changes will come into effect from Sunday 15 May...

A day in the life of our unsung heroes: Meet the sanitation stars keeping customers safe

Cleaners Emma Livingstone, 33, Paul Lynch, 58, Peter Ferens, 43 and Daniel Klimowicz, 33, have spent the past two years protecting rail customers by ensuring TransPennine Express (TPE) trains and stations are kept sparkling clean. The four sanitation stars, who...

TSSA backs face coverings call on public transport

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has backed a call from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that face coverings should remain compulsory on Transport for London (TfL) services and the wider network, after restrictions end in England. This follows an announcement from...

Southeastern to reintroduce full timetable

Southeastern has confirmed that due to an increase in staff availability, more train services can be reintroduced to its timetable. From Monday a small number of extra trains will be running, with the remainder of services restored by Monday 31...

Northern carriages cleaned almost one million times last year

Northern Rail staff cleaned the operator’s carriages almost one million times in 2021. The rail operator is taking extra care to ensure its trains and stations are as clean as possible for its customers, and a total of 952,514 cleans...

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 Manchester (TfGM), bus, tram and rail operators are preparing to welcome more people safely back on to public transport services. This...

The train now at platform 8 is the rapid Covid testing service for rail staff

The UK’s biggest rail franchise is offering twice-weekly rapid lateral flow tests to its colleagues who can’t work from home. It’s part of a Government scheme to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and give added reassurance to staff,...

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Protected: The Queensland Rail Revolution

Australia’s sunshine state is seeking rail professionals to be part of Queensland’s rail revolution. Queensland Rail (QR) exists to...