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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...

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2022: Enter Now!

Over recent decades barriers have been broken down and, as a society, we have come to realise and accept that not everyone fits the same mould. As a nation we are a diverse mix of genders, abilities and beliefs;...

Network Rail launches competition to showcase careers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates

Network Rail has launched a competition to highlight the Information Technology careers available at the organisation, and in the wider rail industry, to young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. It is hoped that the competition will encourage...

HS2 sets equality and diversity standard across its supply chain

HS2’s pledge to increase diversity and champion inclusion across its supply chain has taken another giant leap forward with the launch of its new Marketplace platform. HS2 Marketplace, which launches today (1 November 2021), is designed to support companies of...

Trainline creates tech apprenticeships for diverse young talent

Trainline, the leading independent train and coach travel platform, has launched an apprenticeship program to support young professionals without university degrees to get their first job in tech.  The program, which is delivered in partnership with Multiverse, sees apprentices develop...

Harvey Price becomes Lumo’s Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador

Harvey Price has been named Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador for Lumo, the newly launched train service due to run between London and Edinburgh. Launching on 25 October, Lumo is a 100% electric rail service that hopes to encourage greener and...

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2021 – Back with beans and whistles!

On 15 September 2021, after 18 months of virtual meetings, a growth in online events and months of home working, 550 delegates from across the UK rail sector rallied at Newark Showground to attend the sixth Big Rail Diversity...

SLC officially named a 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women!

SLC, the third-party rail scheme specialist has been as one of the best places to work for women according to a list announced yesterday (Thursday, 1 July). The company was ranked 15th in the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women (medium organisations)...

Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day with GTR and AFBE

On 23 June, rail operator GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) will be marking International Women in Engineering Day with a virtual open day. Students across the UK will get a chance to learn more about the organisation, including the variety...

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LNER named UK top employer for third year running

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to be recognised as a Top Employer in the UK by the...