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Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be used for supplier selection across London Underground, Major Projects, Elizabeth Line, London Overground, Trams and...

BTP praised for cracking down on County Lines gangs

Priti Patel MP, the Home Secretary, has praised the impact of a nationwide crackdown on county lines drug dealing by forces including British Transport Police (BTP). County Lines drug dealing is the movement of...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on site. Cleveland Bridge, a world-leading steel engineering company involved in the construction...

GTR staff cover over 800 miles for NHS

To raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients, a group of railway workers has cycled, walked and jogged a total distance of more than 800 miles. All members of GTR’s...

LNER chooses the innovative startups it will work with to improve UK rail travel

As part of London North Eastern Railway’s innovation programme, LNER FutureLabs, the train operator will be working with five of the most innovative startups around the world to accelerate new projects to improve rail travel in the...

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most recent role was president and chief executive officer of New York City Transit Authority, where...

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost has announced a partnership with South Western Railway (SWR), Europe’s largest rail commuter network, to...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System (ETCS) into the cabs of Class 60, 59,57 and 47 freight locomotives.

James Le Couilliard joins Rock Rail in the UK and Australia

Rock Rail, the rolling-stock investment company, has appointed James Le Couilliard as a new partner to focus on rail development opportunities in the UK and Australia. he will be focussing on rolling stock and rail infrastructure procurement...

Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

Network Rail has produced a comic book which highlights the devastating consequences trespassing on the railway can have. It has been produced as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade and is based on...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

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 Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

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...