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Powering excellence

Stephen Royle. A new company, Breserv, is setting out to be the ‘Go to Company’ for all electrical installation work on the railway while having the objective of providing a first-class service for...

Michael Peter is now Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO

Michael Peter will become Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO as Sabrina Soussan, who has been his co-CEO until now, is leaving the company to take on a new challenge. Roland Busch, member of the Managing...

New chair for NSAR

NSAR – the Nasional Skills Academy for Rail – has announced the appointment of Dyan Crowther, chief executive of HS1, as the new chair of NSAR.  Dyan’s senior industry experience, together with her commitment to skills and...

Steve Murphy to become CEO of MTR UK

Steve Murphy, currently managing director of MTR Elizabeth line, has been promoted to become Chief Executive Officer of MTR UK, a newly created entity that will replace MTR Europe. This move follows news of...

Network Rail supports First of a Kind innovators

A total of 11 out of the 25 winning entrants of the government’s £9.4 million First of a Kind (FOAK) 2020 competition to provide a better, more reliable and efficient railway for passengers and freight users are...

Young Rail Professionals – A new online community

With 14,000 members split between eight regions and participating in events, overseas visits, training courses and good old-fashioned ‘networking’, it was time to improve the public face of YRP. A new website was needed, but what form...

Major work planned for bridge at Rainford, St Helens

Network Rail is planning a major refurbishment of a bridge over the Rainford Bypass (A570) near St Helens. Work to refurbish the bridge will take place during a combination of day and night-time shifts and Network Rail...

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive sign agreement to develop battery trains

Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail and battery specialist Hyperdrive Innovation have got together to sign an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East.

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in the future. A large number of the timber and metal elements of...

HS2 opens procurement competition for signalling and slab track

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first rail systems procurement competitions have commenced - for track and signalling. Four new contract opportunities cover the design and...

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Powering excellence

Stephen Royle. A new company, Breserv, is setting out to be the ‘Go...

The lockdown eases, replaced by confusion

As the lockdown starts to ease, it brings with it a degree of uncertainty and worry. Two months ago,...

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Will the railway be reclassified?

Should the railways remain in the private sector? Or are they, effectively, already nationalised after the government’s emergency measures taken as part...

The one that got away

This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a...