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Kevin Tribley to leave Angel Trains, replaced by returning Malcolm Brown

Leading train leasing company Angel Trains has announced that its CEO, Kevin Tribley, will retire on 1 September 2020, after 21 years with the business. Kevin has been with Angel Trains for over two...

Keolis executive chairman dismissed after four months in office

French group Keolis, which is 70 per cent owned by SNCF and 30 per cent by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), has had a major shake-up and has dismissed its executive chairman, who...

Trespassers at risk near Whitby, North Yorkshire

Walkers in the area of Sleights, about five miles southwest of Whitby in North Yorkshire, are being warned not to trespass on the railway. Network Rail has reported multiple incidents of walkers using the...

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most recent role was president and chief executive officer of New York City Transit Authority, where...

James Le Couilliard joins Rock Rail in the UK and Australia

Rock Rail, the rolling-stock investment company, has appointed James Le Couilliard as a new partner to focus on rail development opportunities in the UK and Australia. he will be focussing on rolling stock and rail infrastructure procurement...

Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

Network Rail has produced a comic book which highlights the devastating consequences trespassing on the railway can have. It has been produced as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade and is based on...

Network Rail supports Northumberland school with donations of PPE

Malcolm Tait, a mobile operations manager for Network Rail, based in Morpeth, has donated spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to a local school so that vital education can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. His...

Changes at the top at Stadler

Dr Thomas Ahlburg has left his post as group CEO of Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer “Due to different views regarding Stadler's strategic and organisational development”. Until a successor is appointed, Peter Spuhler, chairman...

RAIB published 2019 Annual Report

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its 2019 Annual Report. It was a busy year. During the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019, RAIB received 381 notifications of railway accidents...

Past lives: Chris White (1942-2020)

Chris White was the epitome of the dedicated railwayman. Born in 1942, his parents ran a market gardening business in the Devon village of Budleigh Salterton. He loved trains from an early age and on leaving school,...

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1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway...