QTS Group announces new senior hires to bolster transport team

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has bolstered its senior leadership team with two appointments. Allan Reid has been appointed in the role of group transport manager. Boasting three decades of experience in the transport industry, Allan spent more than 15...

RDG says over half of UK trains upgraded or replaced in past 10 years

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has said that over half (54%) of all passenger trains on UK tracks have been replaced or upgraded in the  past 10 years, improving travel for customers. Placed end to end, the total length...

Network Rail chair Lord Peter Hendy opens new community space at Henley-in-Arden station

On Thursday 22 February, representatives from the Railway Heritage Trust, Henley-in-Arden Parish Council, West Midlands Railway, Friends of the Shakespeare Line and Friends of Henley Railway Station joined Network Rail’s Lord Peter Hendy to open Henley-in-Arden’s newly refurbished station...

MTR UK bids farewell to Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy, CEO of MTR UK, will be leaving MTR after 17 years of dedicated service to pursue other career goals. His last working day will be 29 March 2024. As MTR Elizabeth line’s inaugural managing director from 2014 and...

Mossley station to be relocated and made fully accessible

For the first time since its opening in 1849, passengers are set to have a fully accessible rail station in Mossley, Greater Manchester. The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) has outlined its proposal to relocate Mossley station. The proposals include an...

Network Rail joins Samaritans to remind public small talk is no small thing

Network Rail has joined Samaritans, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry to remind the public that small talk can be lifesaving as part of Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign. New findings released by Samaritans reveal nearly half...

Fare evasion on trams falls by a third as part of crackdown by Metrolink

Fare evasion on Greater Manchester’s tram network has fallen by a third as part of an ongoing crackdown by Metrolink with support from the TravelSafe Partnership. With more KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) staff carrying out ticket inspections, fare evasion has fallen...

East Coast Digital Programme hits major milestone as section commissioned

In a big step forward for the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP), new technology has now been successfully commissioned between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, bringing digital signalling on the East Coast Main Line a step closer. Engineers have worked...

Industry reacts to draft Rail Reform Bill

Ministers yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) put forward their plan for the future of the railways, publishing a draft Rail Reform Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny. The draft Bill sets in motion a plan to deliver punctual and reliable services, simpler tickets,...

West Midlands Mayor opens new region-wide college rail training academy

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, has officially opened a new region-wide rail training academy designed to support hundreds of new training and employment opportunities for local people in the sector. The Transport, Rail and Infrastructure Academy (TRIA), which...

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QTS Group announces new senior hires to bolster transport team

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has bolstered its senior leadership team with two appointments. Allan Reid has been appointed in...