Metro becomes England’s first railway to have tactile paving on every platform

The Tyne and Wear Metro has become England’s first rail network to have tactile paving on every platform edge, delivering a major accessibility upgrade for blind and partially sighted people.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has...

Greater Anglia supports Sunflower scheme to help people with non-visible disabilities

Greater Anglia is continuing to support the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard scheme so that passengers with non-visible disabilities can get the help they need when travelling. Stocks of the Sunflower lanyards and ID cards are available to passengers who need...

Women in Rail appoints new trustees

Women in Rail (WR) has appointed five new trustees to its governing Board. Sarah Reid, Gary Smithson, Ruth Busby, Mat Baine, and Philippa Hinton all hold key positions in the Rail sector and are ardent supporters of WR. Welcoming the new...

TransPennine Express shortlisted for Women in Rail Award

TransPennine Express (TPE) has been recognised for its work in promoting rail as a great career for women and has been shortlisted for the Social Inclusion award at next month’s Women in Rail Awards. TPE runs a number of programmes...

LNER highlights bias stalling women’s career progression

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 by releasing research that looks at the bias experienced by women working to develop and progress their careers. The specially-commissioned research conducted by YouGov in February 2022 reveals the...

Women encouraged to apply for Greater Anglia train driver roles

Greater Anglia has launched a campaign to encourage more women to apply for train driver roles. The train operator is using International Women’s Day to promote the opportunities for women to become train drivers. On Tuesday 8 March, more than...

Network Rail receives Stonewall awards

Network Rail has been recognised for its commitment to the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people in the workplace by Stonewall, the world’s second-largest LGBT+ charity. Network Rail received a Silver Award, and its network group, Archway, run...

RIA wins two Trade Association Forum Awards on diversity and leadership

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has notched up two wins at this week’s national Trade Association Forum Awards 2022. At a prestigious ceremony yesterday (17 February) in central London, RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan won the ‘Trade Association Leadership Award’,...

Network Rail publishes autism friendly guide to travelling by train

Network Rail has produced a guide to help autistic people confidently and independently travel by train. It’s been developed in partnership with the National Autistic Society, after research was conducted with groups that represent passengers with specific needs, to...

London Bridge station marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with special umbrella installation celebrating neuro-diversity

This year's theme of neurodiversity is being celebrated through special 'umbrella' art at London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo Stations will also be lit up in purple symbolising the new positive narrative about the contribution of disabled people in the workforce and the...

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Summer of progress for Black Country Metro route across Sandwell and Dudley

Those living or working in the Sandwell and Dudley boroughs will see considerable progress on the highly-anticipated Metro route,...