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Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a...

University of Birmingham opens new centre for digital railway engineering

The University of Birmingham has opened a new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering. The university has partnered with the...

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to provide cover...

Improving New Train Introduction – the operator’s view

With an unprecedented number of new vehicles ordered since 2010 - over 8,000 - and with more orders to come, getting them safely, reliably...

Aachen wins IMechE Railway Challenge

For the first time, a foreign team has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge competition. Organised by the IMechE’s Railway Division, the Railway Challenge provides...

National Apprenticeship Week on the railway

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 took place 4 to 8 March 2019. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, an offshoot of the Department for Education, It is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s theme was ‘Blaze a Trail’, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships…