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Sunbelt Rentals Rail invests £400K on solar lighting

Sunbelt Rentals Rail - the new name for A-Plant in the rail industry - has added £400,000 of new solar lighting towers to its hire fleet. Twenty-five award-winning Prolectric ProLight Solar Lighting Towers have...

Station staff keep passengers moving

As the lockdown slowly eases, and more people start to travel by train, social distancing will become more of a challenge, bot for passengers and for the station staff who have to guide them.

GB Railfreight appoints Alex Kirk to be its new infrastructure manager

GB Railfreight has appointed Alex Kirk as general infrastructure manager. He joins GBRf from Network Rail, where he began his career as a graduate in the commercial freight team. In the six and a half years there,...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever built in the UK, with 14 platforms (six high-speed and eight conventional platforms) built in...

Samaritans launches Self-Help app

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. Even knowing exactly how you're feeling can be hard. To help, Samaritans has launched its self-help app, which offers people practical ways to cope...

Southeastern establishes new community rail fund to promote social wellbeing and economic development

Train operator Southeastern has launched a £400,000 fund for community rail projects and is inviting proposals from existing Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) and other local organisations. Proposed schemes should promote sustainable travel, bring together local communities and...

Railway Benefit Fund helps railway family through Covid-19

Tim Shoveller, managing director of Network Rail’s North West and Central region, is also chairman of the Railway Benefit Fund. In that role, he has written to supporters to update them on how the RBF is supporting...

Vandals attack West Midlands Trains, putting themselves and passengers at risk

Vandals that have attacked trains in the West Midlands could affect the operator’s ability to keep passengers socially distant. That’s the warning from West Midlands Trains as two of its units were targeted by...

Scotrail tackles mental health

Dominic Quilty is one of more than 50 ScotRail employees who has received extensive mental health first aid training through NHS-accredited material. The scheme, launched exactly one year ago, has provided staff with the skills needed to...

Surge in trespass incidents bring warning to stay off the tracks

Network Rail is urging people to ‘Stay off the tracks and stay safe’ in a new digital media campaign. Since the start of lockdown on 23 March, there have been over 1,000 reported trespass...

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...