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Rail freight surges past pre-Covid levels as economy begins bounce back

Figures show increase in freight train movements in Network Rail’s Eastern Region over corresponding period in 2019/20New scrap metal service introduced from Ilkeston to ImminghamSunderland Docks branch scrap metal service recommenced to cope with rising demandNew contract to move...

Tarmac commits to renewable fuel in rail freight sustainability drive

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel. The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated...

HS2 launches Interchange Station construction contract opportunity

HS2 Ltd kicks off search for construction partner for the station at the heart of the UK’s new high speed rail network.1,000 jobs will be supported by the contract, worth up to £370m.Regeneration around the station will support 30,000...

Transport for the North wants your views as it launches first ever North of England Decarbonisation Strategy

A Decarbonisation Strategy for the North of England - setting out the ambitious target of near-zero carbon emissions from surface transport by 2045 - is going out to public consultation today, Monday 7 June 2021. People and businesses from across...

Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day with GTR and AFBE

On 23 June, rail operator GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) will be marking International Women in Engineering Day with a virtual open day. Students across the UK will get a chance to learn more about the organisation, including the variety...

HS2 opens its Innovation Accelerator programme to cutting-edge tech firms

Entrepreneurs and innovative new uses of data and digital technology sought to cut carbon on the project and help increase construction site safety and security. The company delivering Britain’s new high speed rail network has today (3 June) launched the...

Rail journeys fall to lowest annual levels since 1872

Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain fell to the lowest levels of annual passenger usage since at least before 1872, according to official statistics from the Office of Rail and Road. Nationally, 388 million journeys were made in 2020-21 (April...

UK rail first in-screen British Sign Language interpreters launch at London Euston

In a UK rail first, Network Rail has partnered with software and hardware specialist L.B. Foster Netpractise to launch in-screen British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters on fixed and mobile digital passenger information displays at London Euston station. British Sign Language...

HS2 contractor supports Birmingham City University graduates into employment

Balfour Beatty VINCI, HS2’s construction partner for the West Midlands section of Britain’s new high speed railway, is working in partnership with Birmingham City University to support its graduates into employment. Birmingham City University’s (BCU) City Centre Campus is at...

Leeds station multi-storey car park re-opens – boasting the first Network Rail electric charging points

The multi-story car park at Leeds station, which has been closed since May 2019 to accommodate the construction of the new Platform Zero, has re-opened to the public today (1 June). The newly refurbished facility run by car park specialists...

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Four Network Rail employees recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Four Network Rail employees have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Friday 11 June. Rajinder Pryor,...