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Amey Apprenticeship Academy launched

Of the many truisms of times past, two came readily to mind recently. One is that training was carried out in a hut ‘round the back of the offices’. It was delivered earnestly and...

Branson warns Greening not to be swayed by unrealistic bids

The race to run the West Coast franchise is hotting up, with Sir Richard Branson writing to Transport Secretary Justine Greening, copying in David Cameron, urging the government not to be swayed by unrealistic...

Edinburgh trams still on course for summer 2014 service

Construction of Edinburgh's new tram system is on target to meet its summer 2014 deadline, the city council has announced. The City of Edinburgh Council has published a new report which states that the project...

First images of Birmingham New Street concourse

Passengers have been given a sneak preview of Birmingham New Street's new concourse after a selection of special volunteers were allowed behind the scenes. More than 200 volunteers were invited to New Street, which will...

Chancellor calls for high-speed rail between Manchester and Leeds

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne believes the UK needs to build a new high-speed railway line between Manchester and Hull to create a 'Northern Powerhouse' to rival London. Speaking at the Museum of Science and...

Southeastern to extend high-speed rail services

Southeastern has submitted plans to the Department for Transport (DfT) to create a new 'coastal loop' high-speed rail route. The operator hopes to run additional services on a circular route between Faversham, Ramsgate and Dover...

Network Rail shows support for charity

Passengers travelling through London Bridge station this month will be met with a powerful message from Network Rail’s charity partner Cancer Research UK. Network Rail has teamed up with its chosen charity and donated...

U.S. high-speed rail ‘well on its way and not turning back’

'High-speed rail is well on its way, and it is not turning back', according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Addressing delegates at the Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, LaHood said...

Signalling upgrade to cut rail delays ‘by 50%’

Network Rail has said the four-year scheme to upgrade signalling infrastructure on the Great Western main line could 'help cut delays by 50%'. The £400m improvement will 'significantly benefit' services travelling through Bristol, Bath, Chippenham,...

First Capital Connect’s Keith Spalding Climbs Kilimanjaro for Children’s Hospice

Keith Spalding, a revenue manager at First Capital Connect, has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise £2,500 for East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH). Keith, who lives near Ipswich, along with his brother and 13 others left...

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