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East Midlands Trains extends Meridian maintenance contract

East Midlands Trains (EMT) has extended its existing Meridian maintenance deal with Bombardier. Bombardier will continue to maintain EMT's fleet of 27 Class 222 Meridian trains at Derby's Etches Park depot until at least March 2018. The contract includes an option...

Carillion training centre launched to meet electrification skills shortage

Infrastructure and support services provider Carillion has opened a pioneering training centre, for rail engineers across the industry, to develop skills needed to help deliver a £2 billion electrification expansion programme by Network Rail. With one of the lowest percentages...

Graduate success for Signalling Solutions

Signalling Solutions has recruited 13 graduates to its growing team. The Alstom/Balfour Beatty joint venture, which has delivered signalling renewal works at sites around the UK - including the modification of the Great Western Main Line to support new Crossrail...

First four apprentices join East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains is committed to tackling the railway industry's predicted skills shortage, the company announced at the unveiling of its first four engineering apprentices. The Derby-based train operator has recruited four young people to work at its maintenance depots...

Network Rail plugs apprentice gap

At a time when the railway industry is still bemoaning the shortage of skilled workers, Network Rail is once again doing something about it. The company has just taken on another 190 apprentices to join its three-year programme, where...

Network Rail welcomes new apprentices

Seventeen new apprentices have started three-year training programmes on the Wales route. The apprentices are part of a 200-strong Network Rail cohort who will train at HMS Sultan - Europe’s largest engineering training facility at Gosport in Hampshire. They will spend...

Mace on target to hit New Street apprentice pledge

Fifty-six apprentices are now working on the ambitious Gateway project at Birmingham New Street station and Mace, Network Rail's delivery partner, looks set to achieve its target of bringing more than 100 unemployed young people into work by 2015. While...

Gateway: Employing Birmingham’s lost youth

Birmingham is suffering more than any other major city in the UK to get its young people into work, with one in 10 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance. But within the rail and construction sector there is a ray of light -...

Were you an apprentice at the British Rail Swindon Works Training School?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the British Rail Works Training School in Swindon, which opened in 1962 and survived until 1993. The School was designed to cater for 150 apprentices for their first year of...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX...
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First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...