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Pupils from Birmingham’s flagship school for the Deaf help shape the design of HS2’s stations and trains

HS2 and Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf hosted a red carpet premiere today (30 September) for a short film they have worked together to create. ‘HS2: Building a railway for everyone’ highlights the power of hearing in a station...

GTR appeals to women on career breaks through new partnership

Continuing its mission to entice people of all backgrounds to consider a career in rail, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), is partnering with purpose-led consulting, coaching and networking organisation Women Returners for the first time. The new partnership aims to help...

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...

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...

Changing the face of construction: EDI report shows HS2 continues to lead by example

HS2 has published its annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion report. The report shows how the company delivering Britain’s new railway is continuing to challenge its national supply chain, and the wider rail engineering and construction sectors, to champion inclusivity. Across...

GTR recruits special guests for announcements ahead of Brighton Pride

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has enlisted the help of two of Brighton’s most iconic drag queens ahead of next weekend’s Brighton and Hove Pride. Stephen Richards and Jason Sutton – better known as Lola Lasagne and Miss Jason – have...

Rail journeys help Sheffield residents improve confidence and reduce isolation

A Sheffield group has been given a confidence boost to get out and about independently on the region’s trains. Eight people local to Darnall and living with disability, anxiety or feelings of loneliness were invited on a free day out...

RIA and Women in Rail publish first ever EDI Charter Annual Report

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) are launching the first Annual Report for their joint EDI Charter for Rail. The 2022 Annual Report sets out examples of good practice and celebrates the very best work carried out...

LNER Appoints First Female Engineering Director

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is pleased to announce that Dr Linda Wain has been appointed to the role of Engineering Director. Dr Wain, who has been Head of Engineering and Assurance at LNER for five years, will oversee all...

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2022: A Fun Event With a Serious Message

On 22 June 2022, companies representing the UK’s rail industry came together at Newark Showground to participate in the seventh annual Big Rail Diversity Challenge. First held in 2016, The Big Rail Diversity Challenge has truly captured the hearts and...

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New figures showing almost 7,000 people in West Midlands now working on HS2 construction welcomed by the WMCA

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today welcomed new HS2 figures showing how more than 6,800 people are now working...