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Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People.For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been recognised as the international standard for employee engagement. With just 17% of all UK companies...

Passengers consulted on revised rail services around Manchester

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on improving the performance on the rail network in and around Manchester.Three options are being presented to passengers, featuring increasing levels of change from the pre-COVID service patterns. The...

Xrail wins four-year maintenance contract on Spanish high-speed network

Xrail Group, the engineering solutions and services provider of engineering services from highly specialised consulting to turnkey project delivery, has won a four-year maintenance contract on a high-speed network in Spain.The Madrid–Levante high-speed network, which is partially open and...

£16 million invested in Scotland’s Railway over New Year

A programme of enhancements worth £16 million was successfully delivered over the Christmas and New Year break in Scotland, after engineers worked around-the-clock at dozens of locations to carry out vital projects to renew key pieces of infrastructure.From Christmas...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post Covid-19.In particular the report calls for:Rolling out fleets of 300-400 hydrogen trains to replace diesels;A...

Jacobs wins place on TfL’s transport planning & impact monitoring services framework

Jacobs, the international firm of consulting engineers, has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s (TfL) renewed Transport Planning & Impact Monitoring (including Health & Safety and Environmental) Services Framework.The contract award includes include key service areas such as...

Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a wealth of information drawn from the collective experience of designing, constructing and operating Britain’s first...

Call to vaccinate essential transport staff as next priority

As the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 increases, transport and travel union TSSA has written to British transport ministers calling on them to ensure that essential transport workers are next in line for vaccination against coronavirus.In the letters...

Rail innovation could level up northern economy

A report by economics and policy analysts Perspective Economics claims that greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the economy in the north of England.Entitled ‘Rail Innovation Eco-System: Understanding the Region’s Research and Innovation...

RIA announces technical programme for 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced the dates of its various technical conferences for 2021, including the Unlocking Innovation programme.The overarching theme for Unlocking Innovation will be Railway of the Future - to look at how innovation can...

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Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth...