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New environment and energy manager for Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has appointed Stephanie Evans to be its new environment and energy manager. She joins from two universities and facilities management firm NORSE, where she worked in environment management roles. Matt Wakefield, Greater...

New chair for rail industry’s West Midlands Supervisory Board and Grand Rail Collaboration

Alex Warner has been appointed as chair of the Grand Rail Collaboration (GRC), a West Midlands rail industry group committed to boosting train reliability and passenger satisfaction. He takes over from West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, whose...

Derby Network Rail engineer volunteers over 550 hours as NHS responder

Mike Fallows, who has worked for Network Rail for 18 years and is currently a senior engineer based at Derby, has been helping with an NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme during the current Covid-19 crisis.

GB Railfreight appoints Alex Kirk to be its new infrastructure manager

GB Railfreight has appointed Alex Kirk as general infrastructure manager. He joins GBRf from Network Rail, where he began his career as a graduate in the commercial freight team. In the six and a half years there,...

Samaritans launches Self-Help app

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. Even knowing exactly how you're feeling can be hard. To help, Samaritans has launched its self-help app, which offers people practical ways to cope...

Surge in trespass incidents bring warning to stay off the tracks

Network Rail is urging people to ‘Stay off the tracks and stay safe’ in a new digital media campaign. Since the start of lockdown on 23 March, there have been over 1,000 reported trespass...

Stuart Browne appointed as Hoppecke’s new general manager in the UK

Stuart Browne has been announced as the new general manager of Hoppecke Industrial Batteries’ UK operation. He joined Hoppecke UK in 2015 as service director and was then promoted to operations director-sales and service...

Southern train crew sing their support for NHS

To praise key workers and raise money for the many NHS staff who travel on their services every day, two Southern Rail conductors and a train driver at Eastbourne have banded together to reinvent a classic song.

Network Rail warns of the dangers of abusing level crossings

Following two incidents on level crossings in Kent within a day of each other, Network Rail has issued a warning to the public not to take risks around the railway. At Whitehall Lane level...

Former railway engineer (91) walks 40km for charity

A 91-year-old former railwayman has walked 40,000 metres to raise money for the world’s poorest people. Former railway engineer Ron Morris knew that lockdown would prevent his South Beddington Church, St Michael and All...

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Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...

Mace to lead Programme Support Office for Northern Powerhouse Rail

International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN) to lead the Programme Support Office for...

Russia: only railway bridge to Murmansk collapses

The sole railway bridge that connects Murmansk in northern Russia with the rest of the country has collapsed due to the weight...

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...