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Railway Benefit Fund pledges to support the industry through change

Much loved charity the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) is sending out a clear message as the industry undergoes changes- ‘we will be there for all railway workers, every step of the way, as we have been for more than...

Rail Safety Week starts today! – Line up announced.

Don't forget it's Rail Safety Week - 21st June to 27th June 2021. This morning at 9am will see Alan Tarrant with Tracey Barber Assoc. CIPD give an intro and overview of Rail Safety Week and what you can expect. All events are online and either live and...

Flexible season tickets on sale, saving hundreds of pounds for rail passengers

#TheFutureIsFlexible as 2 and 3 day-a-week passengers given control over their commute, with potential savings of hundreds of pounds against daily and season tickets.Online ‘season ticket calculator’ will help passengers find the cheapest option as flexible season tickets go...

Rail Industry welcomes agreement on Australia-UK Free Trade Deal

The Railway Industry Association, and a number of its members, have welcomed the signing today of an Agreement in Principle between the Australian and UK Governments, paving the way for a Free Trade Agreement. Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry...

Minister leads call for East Midlands businesses to bid for work on HS2

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson is hosting an online event for small and medium sized businesses in the East Midlands to demonstrate just how simple it is to register an interest in joining HS2’s supply chain. Construction of the first phase...

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...

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Flexi Season tickets now available for South Western Railway customers

A new Flexi Season ticket is available to buy from today and can be used from Monday 28 June. This...