More than 200 new freight train drivers completed their training in 2014, Rail Freight Group (RFG) figures have shown. The UK's four largest freight operators - DB Schenker, GB Railfreight, Freightliner and Direct Rail Services - trained 201 new drivers...
September signalled the start of term time at Newcastle College’s new Rail Academy - a multi- million pound investment in training and skills, described by the college as the first of its kind in the country. Developed with support from...
Technically speaking, China has one of the most advanced railway networks on the planet. In an astonishingly short period of time, the country has built the world’s most extensive high-speed network and has begun manufacturing the world’s fastest high-speed trains....

Educating Crossrail

Engineering methods employed to construct London’s railway tunnels in 2014 has come a long since work started on the Thames Tunnel almost 190 years ago. Where it took Brunel 18 years to burrow 396 metres through London clay, Crossrail’s...
Professor Simon Iwnicki began his railway career at the National Coal Board, improving the performance of locomotives with rubber tyres. In the subsequent 30 years, he has played a substantial role in developing the quality of rail engineering education...
High Speed Two’s new national high-speed rail college will have two campuses - Birmingham and Doncaster. Set to open in 2017, the National College for High Speed Rail is being established to train the future generation of rail engineers who...
Birmingham, Derby, Doncaster and Manchester have been shortlisted as possible locations for a new high-speed rail engineering college in the UK. Cities and towns around the country had bid to become the home of the National College for High Speed...
Spain’s rail infrastructure manager, Adif, is to partner with the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering to train specialist staff for Russian Railways. The new five-year collaboration builds on an earlier partnership announced in 2008 and will focus heavily on...
The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) has established a partnership with Thales to establish a new signalling training centre in the country. The Rail Centre of Excellence (RCOE) will provide training programmes in signalling and communications for main...
Business Secretary Vince Cable has cut the ribbon at the opening of a new engineering training centre in Salford. The Boilerhouse skills academy, which has been established by engineering training specialists Vital Services Group, will offer apprenticeships and courses in...