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Rail companies are among those affected by the global cyber outage first reported early this morning (Friday 19 July). The incident, believed to be linked to a software update by cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike, has hit multiple industries across the globe,...

Swietelsky Construction and Harry Needle Railroad Company collaboration confirmed

Swietelsky Construction Company Ltd has reached an agreement to work alongside Harry Needle Railroad Company Ltd (HNRC), who will provide mainline locomotives and access to heavy maintenance facilities at Worksop. To support the current business needs for Swietelsky and...

GB Railfreight celebrates 10,000th delivery to Drax Power Station

GB Railfreight has today completed the delivery of its 10,000th biomass train from Liverpool to Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire. Since 2016, GB Railfreight’s trains have moved over 15m tonnes of sustainable biomass between Peel Ports, Liverpool and Drax Power...

CrossCountry launches fund for community sustainability projects

Long-distance train operator CrossCountry has announced the launch of a new Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) to support community initiatives across the CrossCountry network. The refreshed grant scheme will see three application windows open throughout the year – with...

First tunnelled section of Elizabeth line gets high speed mobile coverage

High speed 4G and 5G mobile coverage is now available to customers using the Elizabeth line as they travel across central London. Following all Elizabeth line stations getting mobile coverage earlier this year, TfL and Boldyn Networks, TfL’s partner in...

‘It’s nice to be nice’: Introducing Kaz, LNER’s King of Kindness

The life-changing power of an act of kindness is a lesson that Customer Experience Host Kaz Dobre lives by inside and outside of LNER. From organising onboard easter egg hunts, to dressing up as a Tudor entertainer, Kaz is committed...

Dereck Grant Honoured at the British Transport Police Citizens in Policing Awards

On 5th June 2024, Dereck Grant, Railway Mission chaplain for the East of Scotland, was honoured with an award at the British Transport Police Citizens in Policing Awards. The ceremony took place at Islington Assembly Hall in London. Dereck Grant...

Colas Rail UK and Colas Ltd Collaborate For Carbon Reduction Conference

Colas Rail UK in collaboration with their sister company, Colas Ltd launched the Journey to Net Zero Conference. The Journey to Net Zero Conference brings together Road and Rail suppliers to promote and provoke discussion for sustainable mobility, with exhibitors...

Eurotunnel celebrates 30th anniversary with race through the Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel, the concessionaire of the Channel Tunnel infrastructure linking the UK with France, today continues its 30th anniversary celebrations by hosting a Tunnel Run and Walk for employees.   A whopping 300 workers from the UK and France are putting their...

LNER and suppliers generate millions for local communities

Over £21 million pounds of social value has been unlocked from LNER’s supply chain and invested back into local communities.  With a mission to be the UK’s most responsible train operator, every decision LNER takes considers the impact on the...

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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...