TfW launch Women in Transport Hub

Transport for Wales (TfW) has partnered with Women in Transport to launch a new Welsh Hub that will empower women in the industry to maximise their potential. Recent figures reveal that the transport sector is subjected to a significant gender...

Greater Anglia encourages more women to apply for train driver roles

Train operator Greater Anglia has held a special event to encourage more women to become train drivers. Almost 40 women who currently work for the operator in a variety of roles including ticket office staff, conductors and train cleaners attended...

Northern staff joins community to celebrate Interfaith week

Staff from train operator Northern have visited a Bradford mosque, Sikh temple, and a Hindu temple to celebrate inter-faith week. A group of colleagues visited the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Hindu temple, Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara and the Rawda Mosque in...

ScotRail partners with new children’s book to break down gender stereotypes

ScotRail has partnered with train and freight operating companies across the UK to help promote a new children’s book celebrating diversity and inclusion in the rail industry. The train operator has come together with a number of other rail companies,...

GTR and bus firm join charity to transform lives

Accessibility advisors at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Brighton & Hove Buses have worked together with adults with a learning disability to support them in making an integrated journey by both bus and train. This is thought to be the...

Railway Industry Association and Women in Rail Launch First Equality, Diversity And Inclusion Charter Event of 2022

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Charter Working Group are hosting their first physical event of the year, titled “PRIDE 2022”. Held in RIA’s Westminster offices, the agenda features a...

Network Rail’s Brighton team celebrated its first visit to Pride in Brighton & Hove this weekend

Network Rail colleagues were proud to play a part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of Pride in Brighton on Saturday, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Network Rail’s Brighton Delivery Unit used one of their lorry cranes to carry a wooden Pride...

GTR recruits special guests for announcements ahead of Brighton Pride

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has enlisted the help of two of Brighton’s most iconic drag queens ahead of next weekend’s Brighton and Hove Pride. Stephen Richards and Jason Sutton – better known as Lola Lasagne and Miss Jason – have...

RIA and Women in Rail publish first ever EDI Charter Annual Report

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) are launching the first Annual Report for their joint EDI Charter for Rail. The 2022 Annual Report sets out examples of good practice and celebrates the very best work carried out...

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2022: A Fun Event With a Serious Message

On 22 June 2022, companies representing the UK’s rail industry came together at Newark Showground to participate in the seventh annual Big Rail Diversity Challenge. First held in 2016, The Big Rail Diversity Challenge has truly captured the hearts and...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...