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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 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,...

Station staff swap passengers for patients in Covid jab effort

Five customer service staff at London Euston station have been recruited to give Covid-19 jabs in a major push to get people vaccinated across the capital. The Network Rail staff have been given special training so they can be called...

Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme. The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s depot in Ilford, east London, includes new Standard Class seats covers and carpets as well...

HS2 offers work experience to 30 students

HS2 is helping to support students who have deferred their university place due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering them work experience. To help students who had planned to study this year, but were offered a deferred...

Sale of Crewe stations signs raises £2,000 for Railway Children

Train operator Avanti West Coast has helped raise over £2,000 for Railway Children by donating a number of items to the charity’s week-long Rail Aid fundraiser. In total, eight station signs from Crewe Station were bought by rail enthusiasts, eager...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run to London Moorgate, assist with commuter services from Hertford on the East Coast main line...

Government to delay rail fares increase until March.

The Department for Transport has announced that the annual fare increase will be delayed until 1 March 2021, when regulated fares will then increase by 2.6%, calculated, as always, as being RPI+1. As a result of the delay, key workers,...

Human Behaviour – how climate change and Covid-19 challenge us to act differently

Climate change is such a large issue, and achieving Net Zero such a difficult task, it is all too easy to put our hands up and say: “But what can I do?” The reality is, if you work in...

A problem shared is a problem halved

Health and safety concerns may be going unnoticed but reporting them is as important as ever. As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, CIRAS urges everyone to take a moment to consider how the year’s challenges might have changed them....

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Four Network Rail employees recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Four Network Rail employees have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Friday 11 June. Rajinder Pryor,...