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Infrarail postponed until 2021

Infrarail, the UK’s leading showcase of railway infrastructure technology and expertise, has been postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe. The exhibition will now be co-located and take place alongside Railtex 2021, the UK’s...

Govia Thameslink Railway suspends Gatwick Express service

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that from Monday, 30 March, the Gatwick Express service will be temporarily suspended until further notice, in response to a significant fall in passenger numbers at the airport and to help keep other trains running.

Neil Hannah to chair NCB

Network Certification Body (NCB), which provides a system-wide approach to railway assurance and certification on infrastructure, vehicle and freight projects, has announced the appointment of Neil Hannah as chairman, succeeding Tim Dugher. Neil, a physicist by training,...

A grateful nation says Thank You

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many strains on society. Large numbers of people are working from home or otherwise quarantining themselves, either as a precaution or because they actually have the virus. However, life must...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that will help to identify whether contractors are experiencing common signs and symptoms of...

Times of change?

The railway industry never stands still - there is always something happening, which is what makes reporting on it in these pages so fascinating. Last month, I wrote about the difficulty of including real,...

New London Overground trains enter service

London Overground has now introduced its new Class 710 trains onto routes from Cheshunt, Chingford and Enfield Town into London Liverpool Street, bringing passengers a welcome boost in capacity. Manufactured by Bombardier in Derby,...

Rail Minister opens East Midlands Gateway

Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport with particular responsibility for rail, has officially opened the new strategic rail freight interchange at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway. This followed the introduction of...

Clayton Equipment to build two new locos for Sellafield

Clayton Equipment is to supply two innovative Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD80 locomotives to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These will enable Sellafield to realise significant commercial savings from reduced operation and maintenance...

It’s HS2, but not as we know it

So, HS2 is going ahead, much to the relief of many in the railway construction industry. The report of the Oakervee Review has been published, and it recommended that, “on balance”, Ministers should proceed...

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Key workers get free parking at stations

The railway industry is helping key workers by giving them free parking at stations as the country...

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 London (TfL) to support and...

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...