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Friday, November 27, 2020

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Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The co-located events were scheduled to take place from 11 – 13 May 2021 at the...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association and the UK’s Department for International Trade are partnering to launch their first ever joint virtual UK rail trade mission, to Canada.

RIA Annual Conference final day

Day three of this year’s Rail Industry Association (RIA) Annual Conference began with "Rebooting UK Rail Exports", a panel session on how UK rail can export more abroad. The panel was made...

RIA Annual Conference – successful second day

The second day of the Railway Industry Association (RIA) Annual Conference started with Exports Minister Graham Stuart MP (pictured above), who delivered a keynote address on the potential for UK rail exports. "We want...

RIA Annual Conference gets off to a good start

The first day of the Railway Industry Association annual conference, being held online for the first time, was judged a success by its participants at the end of its first day (4 November 2020).

HS2’s ‘Meet the Contractor’ event goes online

The third annual HS2 ‘Meet the Contractor’ event is due to take place between 23rd and 26th November. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be held entirely online. Potential suppliers will...

Mick Cash of RMT speaks about his mental health

Mick Cash, general secretary of the RMT union, will be speaking at Rail Wellbeing Live on 5 November about his sudden and debilitating ‘meltdown’ that forced him to take time off work. Mick has...

Two MPI Safety Award winners recognised

As safety is paramount in the Rail Industry, recruitment specialist MPI choose to reward good safety practices with its own Safety Awards. The most recent winner is Kevin Roberts, who was nominated...

InnoTrans goes back to its regular ‘slot’ in September 2022

InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, has been postponed until September 2022. Normally held every two years in September, InnoTrans was due to be held at the Berlin Messe...

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for saving the life of a man on the tracks.

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£1.2 million facelift for Burgess Hill station

Two 50-metre canopies over the platforms at Burgess Hill station have been replaced by Network Rail,...

BAM and Polypipe sign solus supply deal

Railway infrastructure contractor BAM Nuttall has signed a solus agreement with Polypipe for the supply of drainage products to its infrastructure...

Italy orders hydrogen trains from Alstom

FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, has ordered six hydrogen fuel...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to...