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LNER & Transpennine Express celebrate the start of pride

Colleagues from LNER and TransPennine Express (TPE) have joined together in a show of unity to celebrate the start of Pride Month.   They gathered at York Railway Station alongside LNER’s special liveried train ‘Together’ and TPE’s ‘Unity’ ahead of taking part in the...

Greater Anglia celebrates Pride Month 2024

Greater Anglia is celebrating Pride Month 2024 and is inviting those heading to parades and festivals across East Anglia and London to let the train take the strain. The operator, which runs trains from London to Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk,...

CrossCountry takes pride in supporting LGBT+ communities

CrossCountry has unveiled two specially-liveried trains which will operate across the country this Pride season, spreading the love through Birmingham and beyond. For the first time ever, CrossCountry colleagues will be taking part in Birmingham’s Pride Parade this Saturday (26...

“Railway stations are a great ‘platform’ for my work”, says artist

An autistic artist from Middleton in Rochdale, Greater Manchester has spoken out about the role that railway stations have played in his mission to inspire the region’s neurodivergent residents. Dez, who also goes by the name LoveArtPix, is an artist...

TPE launches new initiative to help neurodiverse passengers build travel confidence

TransPennine Express (TPE) has launched its new Social Stories aimed at enhancing the travel experience for individuals with autism, learning disabilities, and social anxieties. Social Stories are narrative descriptions and graphics of everyday situations, designed to help individuals understand social...

Recruiting more female train drivers has helped reduce the gender pay gap at TfW

Employing 22 more female train drivers during 2022/23 has helped to further reduce the gender pay gap at Transport for Wales (Rail). The median gender pay gaps for TfW Rail and TfW Group stand at 16.2% and 14.1% respectively, a...

Northern regional director reflects on 30-year career and urges other women to join the railways on International Women’s Day

A woman who worked her way up, from on-board catering stewardess to regional director of one of the biggest train operators in the UK over the course of an impressive 30-year career, said being a woman has never been...

Rail operator increases female driver numbers through dedicated partnership

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is welcoming five new female drivers into the fold, who have come through the company’s partnership with coaching, consulting and networking organisation, Career Returners - a social enterprise that...

c2c achieves White Ribbon accreditation

East London and South Essex train operator c2c has achieved prestigious White Ribbon accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to tackling gender inequality, and violence towards women and girls. White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end...

GTR celebrates 50% jump in number of females starting apprenticeship courses

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February), Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of females starting an apprenticeship. GTR welcomed a total of 176 new starters in 2023, with 60 of these coming...

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Passengers reminded to check before they travel ahead of West Yorkshire upgrades

Changes to weekday services between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds will be in place from Monday 24 June to Saturday...