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LNER & Transpennine Express celebrate the start of pride

Colleagues from LNER and TransPennine Express (TPE) have joined together in a show of unity to celebrate the start of Pride Month.   They gathered at York Railway Station alongside LNER’s special liveried train ‘Together’ and TPE’s ‘Unity’ ahead of taking part in the...

Recruiting more female train drivers has helped reduce the gender pay gap at TfW

Employing 22 more female train drivers during 2022/23 has helped to further reduce the gender pay gap at Transport for Wales (Rail). The median gender pay gaps for TfW Rail and TfW Group stand at 16.2% and 14.1% respectively, a...

Rail operator increases female driver numbers through dedicated partnership

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is welcoming five new female drivers into the fold, who have come through the company’s partnership with coaching, consulting and networking organisation, Career Returners - a social enterprise that...

FirstGroup launches new ‘First connections’ advocate network

FirstGroup have launched a new advocate network, ‘First connections’, to bring together those who have taken part and benefitted from their personal development programmes aimed at women and ethnically diverse colleagues. The First connections network allows those who have taken...

SLC Rail fuels curiosity about rail projects at Warrington primary school

Rail consultancy SLC Rail, which works closely with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), recently visited Croft Primary School in Warrington to ignite the children’s curiosity about civil engineering and rail projects. Thomas Coon, senior project manager, and Sam Uren, company...

Network Rail named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality

Network Rail has been recognised as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality for the third consecutive year, for its commitment to addressing gender inequalities in the workplace. The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality is...

National Railway Museum to launch lottery-funded research project to record history of LGBTQ+ railway workers

The National Railway Museum has received almost £100k from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to launch a new collecting project to record the voices of railway workers from the LGBTQ+ community for the first time. Called ‘People, Pride and Progress,’...

New lift at Anderston station improves passenger access

Anderston station’s new lift is now in place following a programme of refurbishment work that will further enhance the passenger experience. The station works are part of a wider £32 million investment on the Argyle line to improve punctuality and...

LNER launches Azuma train celebrating pride

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to reveal a new named and full liveried Azuma train as Pride celebrations get underway across the UK this summer. Named ‘Together’, it celebrates LNER’s support of Pride activities on the LNER route...

Five new trustees appointed to Women in Rail Board

Women in Rail (WR) has appointed five new trustees to its governing Board. Shona Clive, Vice-Chair of Women in Rail made the announcement at the Women in Rail Awards (18 May), welcoming Angie Doll, Sharon Salmon, Darren O’Brien, Karen Paton...

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National Audit Office details high cost of cancelling northern phase of HS2

The National Audit Office (NAO), which scrutinises public spending for Parliament,  has today (Tuesday 23 July) released its report...