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Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth within its core STEM markets – in particular, rail, engineering, nuclear, aerospace and infrastructure – whilst capitalising on increasing demand...

FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

FM Conway expects to double the amount of rail freight between the Port of Tilbury and its Theale facility, with two trains leaving Tilbury each week from January.The Freightliner trains will leave the Thames-based port each week on a...

GTR and Samaritans replace Blue Monday with Brew Monday

On ‘Blue Monday’ (18 January), said to be the most difficult day of the year in terms of mental health, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and the Samaritans are highlighting how taking the time to talk could be life-saving.Replacing ‘Blue...

Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece.Led by an Estonian consortium, the ‘Iseauto’ vehicles covered 1930km and carried nearly 400 people. The...

Senior appointments at Maritime

Maritime Transport, operator of the new rail freight hub at East Midlands Gateway, has announced three new appointments to its senior management team.Vincent Van Mackelenbergh will join Maritime’s board of management as chief commercial officer from 1 February, while...

Gautrain completes forty million kilometres in service

Bombardier Transportation’s Gautrain commuter fleet in South Africa has now completed forty million kilometres in service since operations began in 2010.Bombardier delivered this intercity rapid rail link as a complete turnkey system with a fleet of 24 four-car Electrostar...

Buckinghamshire footbridge to be replaced

A picturesque footbridge over the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire is to undergo a major overhaul to make it safer and more reliable for passengers and the public.The £1.2million investment by Network Rail will see the high-maintenance old footbridge...

Work resumes on Access for All footbridges at Kidsgrove station

The old footbridges at Kidsgrove station, which has an unusual triangular shape, are to be replaced with new bridges and lifts as part of the Access for All scheme, providing step-free access to all four platforms for the first...

Rail Operations orders 30 new Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locos

Rail Operations (UK) Limited has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, of which an initial batch of 10 locomotives will be due for delivery in early 2023.The Class 93 is...

Essential track renewals near Dartford, Kent

A major track renewal project is about to get underway at Slade Green junction, near Dartford.Both track and points on the Up line towards London will be replaced in a £4.5 million project to reduce faults and delays at...

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Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth...