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Leeds Sergeants commended by British Transport Police

Two Leeds Sergeants who disarmed and arrested a knife-wielding man on the rail tracks in Kirkstall, Leeds, have been commended by the British Transport Police (BTP) Chief Constable. Sergeant Robert Pedley and Acting Sergeant Mark Mowvley were commended for their...

BTP Federation Chairman awarded QPM

British Transport Police (BTP) Federation Chairman, Inspector Alex Robertson, has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours List. Alex, who is from the north of Glasgow and now lives in the city centre, joined BTP in...

Divisional Manager of NRL Rail promoted to Director

Jim Taylor, the Divisional Manager of NRL Rail, has been appointed a Director to the NRL Ltd Board, with effect from 1st January 2012. Jim has worked with NRL Ltd, a privately owned company, since 1994 and was the driving...

BTP releases CCTV showing woman falling between platform & train

CCTV has been released by British Transport Police (BTP) highlighting the dangers of being under the influence at rail stations – especially during the festive season. The video shows a lady stepping off a train at Barnsley station, stumbling backwards and...

Train engineer competes in World Solar Challenge

A Chiltern Railways engineer designed, built and ran a solar car in one of the most difficult environments on the planet. Richard Flint, 27 years old from Aylesbury, has worked at Chiltern Railways as a technical engineer for 3 years. Richard took on t...

Lorry driver arrested following level crossing train crash

The driver of a lorry carrying bales of hay has been arrested after it collided with a train on a level crossing in Carmarthenshire yesterday morning. It is thought seven people on the train travelling from Milford Haven to Manchester...

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...

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Network Rail supports First of a Kind innovators

A total of 11 out of the 25 winning entrants of the government’s £9.4 million First of...

Chancellor ignores rail as he seeks to boost jobs and economic recovery

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out his ‘Plan for Jobs’, to spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak....

Young Rail Professionals – A new online community

With 14,000 members split between eight regions and participating in events, overseas visits, training courses and good old-fashioned ‘networking’, it was time...

Investing in essential skills

Lockdown and social distancing have forced companies to work in new and different ways, favouring those with skilled, versatile and adaptable workforces.

Graduates in lockdown

Trainees need to learn from their supervisors and managers, so how does that work during lockdown? Network Rail has...