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Network Rail invites views on Birmingham New Street retail plans

Network Rail is inviting people to have their say on plans to upgrade the Pallasades shopping centre and create a new John Lewis department store to the south side of Birmingham New Street station. The plans were announced in Birmingham...

Rail companies focus on health & safety

Recently, experts on health and safety from some of the railway industry's largest companies came together to talk about how they could cut the millions of pounds and hours lost each year because of work-related ill health. ‘Getting the health...

Northern Rail ‘Recognised for Excellence’

Northern Rail is celebrating having achieved five star level accreditation in the ‘Recognised for Excellence’ programme. Five stars is the highest award achievable and Northern Rail is only the eighteenth company in the UK to receive this level of...

‘Last Blue Train’ takes to the c2c rails

National Express train operator c2c ran a unique event – a special charter train named the ‘Last Blue Train’ - on Saturday 5 March 2011. The service was organised to commemorate the end of the distinctive blue livery that has...

East London Line receives Greatest Contribution to London Award

The replacement and extension of the East London Line has been awarded the top trophy at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2011. Twelve infrastructure and building projects were shortlisted for the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) annual awards,...

West Highland Line postcards for distribution on ScotRail trains

A new edition of postcards with spectacular views of the West Highland Lines has been produced for free distribution on ScotRail trains which serve the award-winning routes. They follow the success of the first postcard series in 2009 and again...

Atkins wins rail industry safety award

Atkins’ dedication to safety has been recognised at the 2010 Rail Business Awards, as the Safe by Choice programme picked up the Safety and Security category gong – its second industry award. The Rail Business Awards recognise and reward...

Amtrak hosts event to assist communities looking to improve stations

To assist communities looking for ways to improve, redevelop or restore train stations to support the growing demand for passenger rail service, Amtrak is hosting its seventh Civic Conversation to share its expertise and experience with local leaders. The event...

Passengers pick up a free paperback at Lichfield City station to mark World Book Day

Passengers at Lichfield City station picked up a free paperback from a Midlands author to mark World Book Day. The event was organised today by Staffordshire County Council’s library service and train operator London Midland. Writer Paul McDonald, author of ‘Surviving...

Virgin Trains mark World Book Day

Today (3 March 2011) is World Book Day and it saw the launch of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s brand new book, The Unforgotten Coat, in the very place it was written - on a train. Frank’s regular trips between Liverpool...

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Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...

BTP praised for cracking down on County Lines gangs

Priti Patel MP, the Home Secretary, has praised the impact of a nationwide crackdown on county lines drug dealing by forces including...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on...

GTR staff cover over 800 miles for NHS

To raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients, a group of railway workers has cycled, walked and jogged...