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Railteam prevails in race vs. low-cost airline

When a student at the Saarland University Of Applied Sciences in Germany stated that the plane was the best way to go to London, her geography lecturer Werner Ried, unconvinced, proposed to compare both journeys - by train and...

Invensys Rail strengthens Asia Pacific team

Leading train control and communications systems provider Invensys Rail is strengthening its senior management team in Asia with the appointment of Michel Obadia as President of its Asia Pacific business unit, headquartered in Singapore. Michel joins Invensys...

South West Trains says goodbye to one of its longest-serving employees

South West Trains has said goodbye to one of its most experienced train drivers, who has retired after working in the rail industry for five decades. Steve Anderson, a driver based at Salisbury, retired after 50 years of service on...

Train driver Simon rewarded for charity work

Simon Holdsworth, a train driver for CrossCountry in Newcastle, has been rewarded for his work in raising money for a cancer charity in the north east. Simon, who lives in Rowlands Gill, won a Platinum Arriva Community ...

CrossCountry appoints Production Director

CrossCountry has appointed Helen Waters as the company’s Production Director. Responsible for operations and engineering, Helen joins CrossCountry after recently completing a number of projects with East Midlands Trains and Hitachi on the IEP project (InterCity Express Programme). Helen began her career with...

Redditch footballers enjoy new strip and new sponsor

A Redditch-based youth football team has unveiled their new kit and a new sponsor for the 2010/11 season. Feckenham Juniors Under 11s, who play in the Central Warwickshire Youth League, are now sponsored by CrossCountry trains – one the UK’s most extensive...

Amey Apprenticeship Academy launched

Of the many truisms of times past, two came readily to mind recently. One is that training was carried out in a hut ‘round the back of the offices’. It was delivered earnestly and competently, but in rather spartan...

Amir Khan helps Network Rail celebrate big hit to railway crime

Two dozen young boxers from across Britain punched their way to success this weekend at the inaugural No Messin’ Tri-nation boxing competition, organised by Network Rail and supported by the world’s light welter weight champion Amir...

‘Tashe for cash: IT department grow moustaches to raise money for men’s charity

London Midland’s IT department has raised almost £2,000 by leaving their razors on the bathroom shelf for a month and growing moustaches - all in the name of charity.  The department took on the challenge of growing facial...

Retirement of Director of Peninsula Rail Program

Statement by CEO Roelof van Ark: On behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, I commend Robert "Bob" Doty for his service to the development of a statewide high-speed train system linking San Francisco to Los Angeles. As the Director of...

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Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for...

Railway workers make sure vital supplies get through

While passenger services have been cut back due to the Coronavirus epidemic, rail’s freight services have been carrying on regardless.

LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that...

New Direct Award Contract for Southeastern

Southeastern has confirmed that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a Direct Award Contract that will allow the Southeastern franchise to continue operating...

New agreement ensures continuity of GWR services until 2023

Train operator First Group has signed a new direct award agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to continue operating Great Western Railway (GWR)...