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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...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that will help to identify whether contractors are experiencing common signs and symptoms of...

Are railway engineering responsibilities adequately delegated?

Colin Wheeler asks whether infrastructure inspection, maintenance and renewal need to be improved and should individual railway engineers be held accountable With two recent derailments having caused extensive damage to the railway infrastructure, RailStaff’s...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of age discrimination legislation, more and more people are choosing to work beyond the traditional retirement...

Editorial: Getting net zero done

The UN Climate Change Conference, to be held in Glasgow in November, will be attended by over 30,000 delegates and 200 heads of state and shall be the largest summit that the UK has ever hosted. Britain’s...

Planning for the unthinkable

Working on the rails is a risky business. Risk is a funny thing though. It must be taken in context, and fully understood, in order to make a judgement on how properly to insure a situation. If...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway. These include for both train control, maintenance, operation, asset management and passenger use - ticketing,...

TIGER is released into the paperwork jungle

Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of permanent way maintenance. Surprisingly few have been answered - or, at least, answered with any...

From awkward to straightforward

Rhomberg Sersa’s in-line excavator comes out of the mines to sort out the Railway’s ‘difficult list’ Imagine, if you will, a single-track terminus platform. To one side is a platform surface with expensive block...

Getting electrification done: the net-zero imperative

On 24 June 2019, the House of Commons unanimously passed an amendment to the Climate Change Act that committed the UK to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Previously, the target had been 80 per cent of UK’s...

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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...