Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have...

Government suspends rail franchise agreements

As train operators face significant drops in their income due to the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, the Government is taking emergency measures to support and...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still...

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of...

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Railway depot becomes bottling plant

Southern Railway has turned one of its depots into a hand sanitiser bottling plant to meet the needs of colleagues on the front line, who are helping keep services running for key workers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Set up in...

Luton station staff support local hospital

Thameslink railway personnel rallied round to give support following an appeal made by Luton and Dunstable Hospital for food and personal items for staff. The appeal was spotted on social media by Thameslink passenger host Eloise Rowan, who then spread the word amongst her...

Network Rail to support suppliers by paying bills ‘immediately’

In these troubled times, Network Rail has announced that it is giving thousands of British firms a vital boost to their cashflow by moving to immediate payments for its suppliers. Payment could now be up to seven days quicker for SMEs and up...

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 maintain CCTV for the Elizabeth line, the new railway line that will cross London and connect Reading with Essex and Kent. Formerly known...

Birmingham New Street opens NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic for patients to have routine blood tests away from hospital.An empty show will be used by medics for the next six months to alleviate pressure...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have got together to launch an appeal to help. The DE Group, whose companies include Deconstruct (demolition), Decontaminate, Derisk and Deploy (recruitment), has...

Government suspends rail franchise agreements

As train operators face significant drops in their income due to the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, the Government is taking emergency measures to support and sustain necessary rail services. The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it will temporarily suspend the operators’ normal franchise agreements and transfer all...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of age discrimination legislation, more and more people are choosing to work beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Often, this is to supplement an insufficient...

Planning for the unthinkable

Working on the rails is a risky business. Risk is a funny thing though. It must be taken in context, and fully understood, in order to make a judgement on how properly to insure a situation. If you said to a postman: “Would you be happy going...

Editorial: Getting net zero done

The UN Climate Change Conference, to be held in Glasgow in November, will be attended by over 30,000 delegates and 200 heads of state and shall be the largest summit that the UK has ever hosted. Britain’s hosting of this conference is due to its environmental credentials,...

Intermodal solutions

Mobility is changing. In everyday life, consumers want everything immediately and rely on high-speed communications to order goods and services and to access the most up-to-date information. This equally applies to public transport passengers, who are now expecting a new suite of tools...