Railway Industry Association and Women in Rail Launch First Equality, Diversity And Inclusion Charter Event of 2022

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Charter Working Group are hosting their first physical event of the year, titled “PRIDE 2022”. Held in RIA’s Westminster offices, the agenda features a...

Rail Skills success for East Ayrshire students

The first programme of the QTS Rail Skills Academy has successfully completed, with 10 young people now equipped with the skills required to join the rail industry.   The Academy, delivered by QTS Training and funded through the East Ayrshire Council's...

Bringing non-technical skills into the open

Safety incidents on the UK’s railway often have complex causes. They could be influenced by gaps in technical skills, like repairing track or operating signals. But they could also be influenced by people not communicating well or not spotting...

Partnership helps refugees find out how to travel around Essex

The Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership is working with Refugee, Asylum seeker & Migrant Action to help refugees and asylum seekers adapt to life in Essex. They recently hosted 47 people - from countries such as Albania, South...

Commonwealth Games staff and volunteers are encouraged to explore a new career on HS2

HS2 is encouraging the volunteers and temporary workers who played their part in the hugely successful Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to dive into a new career on Britain’s new railway. This Friday (12th August) HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI, will...

HS2 supports University of East London postgraduates into employment

HS2’s civils contractor Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS) has formed a partnership with the University of East London (UEL) to support its MSc Civil Engineering graduates into employment on HS2. The partnership, which was cemented last summer, was initially put in place...

Balfour Beatty appoints UK Health, Safety and Environment Director

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces the appointment of Lee Hewitt as UK Health, Safety and Environment Director. Lee will take up his new role on 5 September, following Heather Bryant retiring on 18 November, having spent eight...

Succession planning for Story Contracting

Story Contracting has gone from strength to strength over the last few years growing from a £70 million in 2016 to a £200 million business under the 6 year leadership of Chief Executive Jason Butterworth.  This growth looks set...

EMR celebrate Belper and Derby Pride with special Rainbow Train

East Midlands Railway’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Network has created a special rainbow livery to celebrate Pride and to promote diversity in its workplace. The rainbow ‘swoosh’ design and tagline 'Lets Roll with Pride' has been applied to a Class 158...

SWR leads the way in industry-first sight loss assistance trial

In an industry first, South Western Railway (SWR) has embarked on a trial of new, cutting-edge technology which enables people with sight loss to navigate train stations with greater ease.   The train company is trialling the myEyes app, which...

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Making a step change with improved guidance for the Rail Carbon Tool

RSSB’s Rail Carbon Tool (RCT) enables the rail industry to calculate and analyse the carbon footprints of UK rail...