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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...

Network Rail plugs apprentice gap

At a time when the railway industry is still bemoaning the shortage of skilled workers, Network Rail is once again doing something about it. The company has just taken on another 190 apprentices to join its three-year programme, where...

Network Rail welcomes new apprentices

Seventeen new apprentices have started three-year training programmes on the Wales route. The apprentices are part of a 200-strong Network Rail cohort who will train at HMS Sultan - Europe’s largest engineering training facility at Gosport in Hampshire. They will spend...

Mace on target to hit New Street apprentice pledge

Fifty-six apprentices are now working on the ambitious Gateway project at Birmingham New Street station and Mace, Network Rail's delivery partner, looks set to achieve its target of bringing more than 100 unemployed young people into work by 2015. While...

Gateway: Employing Birmingham’s lost youth

Birmingham is suffering more than any other major city in the UK to get its young people into work, with one in 10 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance. But within the rail and construction sector there is a ray of light -...

Were you an apprentice at the British Rail Swindon Works Training School?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the British Rail Works Training School in Swindon, which opened in 1962 and survived until 1993. The School was designed to cater for 150 apprentices for their first year of...

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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...

LNER chooses the innovative startups it will work with to improve UK rail travel

As part of London North Eastern Railway’s innovation programme, LNER FutureLabs, the train operator will be working with five of the most...

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...

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System...