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GCRE acquires first fleet with purchase of Class 360’s

The Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) has acquired a fleet of three Class 360/2 EMUs from Rail Operations Group. The Class 360/2s were previously used to operate the Heathrow Connect stopping services on the route between Heathrow Airport...

Pass of the season! Thameslink supports Luton Town Academy players with 300th travel pass

Train operator Thameslink and Luton Town FC’s Academy have announced that their partnership support for Academy players will continue into its 15th season. The news means that Thameslink have now provided 300 season-long passes to the club’s 16- to 18-year-old apprentices since...

Chiltern Railways urges customers to only travel if absolutely essential on Saturday 8 October

Train operator Chiltern Railways have issued strong guidance to customers to only travel if absolutely essential on Saturday 8 October due to strike action by the RMT.   On this day, there will be extremely limited availability of staff and as...

Young kickboxer heads to Italy to represent Team GB thanks to QTS Group’s sponsorship

An award-winning kickboxer from Stockport is set to represent Team GB in the WAKO Children, Cadets and Junior World Championships next month. Adie Lock, who is currently ranked first in the world for his weight and age, is part of the...

Rail network ready for big crowds

Thousands of railway staff and hundreds of extra services stand ready to welcome huge numbers over the weekend and on Monday as the nation continues to gather to pay its last respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All Network...

CrossCountry supports mourners at Edinburgh Station

CrossCountry has supported passengers who went pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. The company stabled a train at Edinburgh station overnight to shelter any passengers waiting for early morning services. The train...

Rail industry reacts to death of Queen Elizabeth II

Messages of condolence have poured in from across the rail industry following the news of Queen Elizabeth's passing. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died at Balmoral Castle, Scotland on 8 September. Sir Peter Hendy CBE, chair of Network Rail, said: “It is with...

All star line-up announced for Rail Wellbeing Live 2022

Musician Professor Green, TV personality Gail Porter, war veteran Simon Weston CBE, hypnotist Paul McKenna, and author Tracey Cox are among the list of celebrity speakers joining wellbeing experts on Wednesday 2 November and Thursday 3 November at Rail...

HS2 helps build brand new Lichfield play park

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council in Staffordshire has refurbished Streethay Play Park using a £75,000 grant from HS2’s Community and Environment Fund (CEF), replacing equipment that has been installed on the 0.8-acre site for the last two decades. The play...

SVR’s Bridgnorth locomotive shed reopens

The Severn Valley Railway’s locomotive shed at Bridgnorth was officially re-opened yesterday (7th September) after months of fundraising, planning, and hard work. The £475,000 project was delivered on time and on budget and will transform the way the engineering team...

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New figures showing almost 7,000 people in West Midlands now working on HS2 construction welcomed by the WMCA

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today welcomed new HS2 figures showing how more than 6,800 people are now working...