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Friday, April 3, 2020



A grateful nation says Thank You

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many strains on society. Large numbers of people are working from home or otherwise quarantining themselves, either as a precaution or because they actually have the virus. However, life must...

End of term report

Tim Dugher, who is standing down as chairman of the network certification body (NCB), looks back on his time with the company Two years after joining Network Rail’s fledgling Network Certification Body as a...

Railways need people

Graham Coombs visits Coyle Rail - popularly known as 'Coyles' - to find out just what it takes to be one of the industry's leading labour supply agencies Back in the days of British...

The challenge of new train introduction

New train fleets are being introduced into service, but they are almost all late. Malcolm Dobell considers why With an unprecedented number of new vehicles ordered since 2010 - over 8,000 - and with...

Loosely speaking

Retiring as policy director of the railway industry association, peter loosley reflects on his time in the industry I took the decision to retire in December after 17 years - almost to the day...

Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Team Orange will work around the clock over the Christmas holidays to deliver 330 vital projects.

Advances in railway cybersecurity

As railways become increasingly dependant on digital technologies, with IP used for devices from CCTV cameras to mission-critical train control systems, they also need to protect themselves by ensuring they have robust cyber security.

Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the UK's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.

Transmashholding acquires South African rolling stock facility

The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.

Latest News

Key workers get free parking at stations

The railway industry is helping key workers by giving them free parking at stations as the country...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...

Railway workers make sure vital supplies get through

While passenger services have been cut back due to the Coronavirus epidemic, rail’s freight services have been carrying on regardless.

LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that...

New Direct Award Contract for Southeastern

Southeastern has confirmed that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a Direct Award Contract that will allow the Southeastern franchise to continue operating...