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First TransPennine Express appoints new Managing Director

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has appointed Nick Donovan as the company's new Managing Director. Nick, 48, succeeds Vernon Barker OBE who was appointed as Managing Director of First Group's Rail Division in September. Having joined the company as new trains project...

British Transport Police calls for volunteers in London

British Transport Police (BTP) is on the look out for 'public spirited' Londoners to donate their time and support BTP in their area as part of its Community Volunteer Scheme in London. Superintendent Dave Roney, who heads the volunteer scheme...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies on train

Kim Jong-il, North Korea's leader, has died aged 69. It is understood he suffered a heart attack aboard one of his luxury trains on Saturday whilst travelling to offer 'field guidance' to workers. The death of North Korea's 'Dear Leader' was...

The Institution of Railway Operators SE chairman change

On 14th November, the IRO South East Area presented Tim Shoveller with a nameplate to thank him for his 6 years as area chairman before he hands over the area chairmanship to Chris Loder at the end of the...

Wabtec Rail raises over £1,500 for ‘Movember’

During November (renamed 'Movember') several members of the Wabtec Rail team in Doncaster grew moustaches for the month in an attempt to raise money for charity. Currently, over £1,500 has been raised by the team. Movember is responsible for the sprouting...

Rail move for Colin Firth

A film is to be made of ‘The Railway Man’, the spell binding war memoir of Eric Lomax. Jonathan Teplitzky is set to direct Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth in the picture. Eric Lomax was a second lieutenant in the Royal...

Mystery busker wows Leicester Square

Disguised in a brown wig, torn jeans and a sweater, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, treated Tube travellers to an impromptu performance on the London Underground recently. The 31-year-old singer was soon identified by fans as she gave a tear jerking rendition...

Network Rail’s Robin Gisby to speak at Infrarail 2012

Network Rail’s Director, Network Operations, Robin Gisby is to deliver a keynote speech during Infrarail 2012. His presentation will take place on 2 May as part of the seminar programme being staged during the three-day exhibition of rail infrastructure products...

Neil Scales to leave Merseytravel for TransLink, Australia

Neil Scales is to leave his job as Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel after almost fifteen years with the organisation. He is to become Chief Executive of TransLink, the public transport authority in Brisbane, Australia, and takes up...

DB Schenker Rail coal team strengthened with new appointment

DB Schenker Rail's coal team has been strengthened following the appointment of Martin Littlemore as Account Manager Coal. Martin joins the coal sector of DB Schenker Rail's Industrial segment from its Construction function where he was Account Manager to a...

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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...