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RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators to avoid job losses

Rail trade union RMT has called on the Government to provide a financial support package for open-access operators Grand Central and Hull Trains, to avoid proposed job cuts. Whereas the franchised train...

State of the market: Infrastructure in Q3

The coronavirus pandemic has hit most industries hard, but infrastructure – a sector dominated by transport – has fared better than many. The award-winning multidisciplinary team of technology and engineering recruitment experts...

13 new rail apprentices join Vital

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has launched its latest apprenticeship programme as thirteen apprentices from Manchester and Liverpool have embarked on new careers in the rail. Over 160 people...

First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their training at Selby College. The first of up to 700 employees who...

HS2 continues to encourage young people into work

For the last five years, HS2 has partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to provide work experience placements and 1:1 mentoring, ensuring that young people can access professional support when preparing for their next steps...

200 new train driver jobs attracts 10,000 applicants

A search for 200 new train drivers in Wales has attracted over 10,000 applicants in just a few days! Wales and Borders operator KeolisAmey is creating 200 train driver jobs to help...

East Midlands Trains extends Meridian maintenance contract

East Midlands Trains (EMT) has extended its existing Meridian maintenance deal with Bombardier. Bombardier will continue to maintain EMT's fleet of 27 Class 222 Meridian trains at Derby's Etches Park depot until at least March 2018. The contract includes an option...

Carillion training centre launched to meet electrification skills shortage

Infrastructure and support services provider Carillion has opened a pioneering training centre, for rail engineers across the industry, to develop skills needed to help deliver a £2 billion electrification expansion programme by Network Rail. With one of the lowest percentages...

Graduate success for Signalling Solutions

Signalling Solutions has recruited 13 graduates to its growing team. The Alstom/Balfour Beatty joint venture, which has delivered signalling renewal works at sites around the UK - including the modification of the Great Western Main Line to support new Crossrail...

First four apprentices join East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains is committed to tackling the railway industry's predicted skills shortage, the company announced at the unveiling of its first four engineering apprentices. The Derby-based train operator has recruited four young people to work at its maintenance depots...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.