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MTR European chief to retire in September

Jeremy Long, CEO of the European business of MTR, is to retire on 30 September 2020 after 15 years at the helm. Established in 1975, MTR now runs railways in Hong Kong, the UK,...

Darren Leigh joins Unipart as CFO

Leading independent manufacturing, logistics and consultancy company Unipart Group has announced the appointment of Darren Leigh as group chief financial officer. Darren’s recent experience has been in the technology sector, at both Sage and...

Southern ticket office worker dies after man coughed over her

While many people have died in the current coronavirus outbreak, transport workers amongst them, one recently revealed case is particularly shocking. Belly Mujinga, a ticket office worker with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Southern at...

Railwayman joins international VE Day pipe tribute

Although many of the community celebrations planned for VE Day had to be cancelled due to the current coronavirus outbreak, one very special and solitary tribute was able to go ahead. All over the...

Eave FocusLite detects and reports noise levels as well as preventing hearing damage

Good hearing protection needs to prevent hearing damage when working in noisy environments but should still allow workers to hear instructions and warnings from managers and colleagues. It a complex challenge. Now, however, award-winning...

TfL sets out plans for safe travel in London

When the Prime Minister stated that those people who can’t successfully work from home – workers in the construction and manufacturing industries for example – should, return to work but avoid public transport so as to maintain...

John Hickling joins 3Squared from Bombardier

Sheffield-based rail technology specialist 3Squared has announced the appointment of John Hickling as Client Partnership Director, a new role created as the company continues to expand. He will support 3Squared’s clients, including Network Rail,...

Repairs to Cumbrian Coast line near completion

Network Rail has announced that repairs will soon be complete on a section of the Cumbrian Coast line left badly damaged by three consecutive storms earlier this year. The high tides, strong winds and...

North East rail workers support NHS with donations of PPE

Operations staff working for Network Rail in the North East are doing their bit to support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis by donating spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff at Hexham General Hospital.

Rail safety film wins Gold Award in New York

A rail safety film that highlights the dangers of rail trespass has won a prestigious award at an international New York festival. ‘Trespass’, made by Network Rail and The Edge Picture Company, tells the...

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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...