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The First Vocational Qualification for Light Rail and Tram Drivers is Now Available

The first dedicated vocational qualification for light rail and tram drivers, the Level 2 National Vocational Qualification Diploma in Rail Services (Tram/Light Rail Vehicle Driving), has been launched following approval by awarding organisation, City and Guilds. The new qualification...

RMT to renew fight to retain guards on Scotrail services through legal and political campaign

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed this morning that it is re-focusing its campaign to retain Guards on Scotrail services, and its opposition to the extension of Driver Only Operation, through a renewed legal and political drive. The legal challenge...

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The lockdown eases, replaced by confusion

As the lockdown starts to ease, it brings with it a degree of uncertainty and worry. Two months ago,...

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Will the railway be reclassified?

Should the railways remain in the private sector? Or are they, effectively, already nationalised after the government’s emergency measures taken as part...

The one that got away

This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a...