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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....

A greener, better connected future with very light rail

Improving connectivity is the aim of every local authority. Two projects in the West Midlands are bringing that ambition to fruition.A new dawn in public transport is on the horizon with the rapid development of a concept that will...

A year like no other

COVID-19 challenged the whole rail industry to keep on working, despite the difficulties. Recruitment consultancies such as Advance TRS were no exception.At the beginning of January 2020, nobody could have imagined the challenges that the year ahead would bring....

The Art of the Possible

A different way of thinking is transforming the fortunes of Northern Trains, where new possibilities are taking shape by bringing together a diverse range of talents.Ten weeks into his new role as Director of Engineering at Northern Trains, Jack...

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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...