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The First Vocational Qualification for Light Rail and Tram Drivers is Now Available

The first dedicated vocational qualification for light rail and tram drivers, the Level 2 National Vocational Qualification Diploma in Rail Services (Tram/Light Rail Vehicle Driving), has been launched following approval by awarding organisation, City and Guilds. The new qualification...

The Rail Alliance plans to install a look-alike replica railway station at the Infrastructure Show

The Rail Alliance plans to install a look-alike replica railway station at the Infrastructure Show which takes place this October at Birmingham NEC between 18th and 20th. The Rail Alliance stand opposite the Rail Hub will feature...

How the birth of the railway won wars, to be explored at event

How the birth of the railways shaped how wars were fought and won, will be the subject of a public event in London next month. Renowned transport journalist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Transport...

East Coast asked to commission new 11-car Pendolino train

Directly Operated Railways Limited, the company established by the Government in 2009 to manage Train Operating Companies that come back to the public sector, today announced that it is in discussion with industry parties concerning the possibility of commissioning...

Bathgate Station on track for autumn opening

Network Rail director Scotland, Ron McAulay and Scottish Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson got an exclusive preview of the new Bathgate Station when they visited the work site recently to review progress on the construction of the Airdrie-Bathgate rail link...

London’s top attractions for less – East Coast’s miniature prices campaign returns with an offer to good to miss

East Coast’s Miniature Prices campaign is back with a special offer that’ll help save customers money on a host of exciting attractions Train operator East Coast has re-launched its Miniature Prices campaign to coincide with a great 2 for 1...

2010 Celebrations of 50th Anniversary of the UK’s FIRST Railway built entirely by enthusiasts

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the first railway to be built purely by  enthusiasts and volunteers in the UK – The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway -, it is planned to hold...

Guide dogs sniff out sensory garden

A Lanarkshire woman has secured funds to create a ‘sensory garden’ for visitors to a Guide Dogs Training School in Forfar. Sensory gardens are designed to heighten awareness and senses, with features such as scented and edible plants. They can have...

Students sky-dive for Maggies

Three students from Robert Gordon University hope to raise around £3,000 for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres by attempting a Sky-Dive. The adventurous threesome, all of whom are members of the University’s Raising and Giving (RAG) Society, will jump from 10,000ft...

Vintage quartet at September steam gala

THE Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size (standard gauge) railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives – is eagerly looking forward to its annual Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival. The Gala will be held in its...

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