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Specialist firearms officers to patrol UK train services

The British Transport Police has announced that trained firearm officers are to start patrolling onboard trains following the UK's increased terror threat level to critical. Armed officers have been patrolling the London Underground since December but...

CH2M European MD to take over at HS2

Mark Thurston, currently managing director overseeing CH2M's European operations, including those in the UK, has been appointed as the new chief executive of HS2. The post became vacant when Simon Kirby left to join Rolls...
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British Transport Police ramps up presence following Manchester bombing

Members of the public should expect to see more police patrolling Britain’s railway stations following the bomb attack in Manchester on Monday night. British Transport Police (BTP) will be deploying ‘more officers than usual’ –...
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Moscow metro ‘95% ready for the FIFA Confederations Cup’

With just over a week to go until the FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off, the Government of Moscow has said its metro system is "95 per cent ready". The metro's head of strategic development and customer...

MTR appoints European operations director

Hong Kong rail operator MTR has appointed a new European operations director to oversee the company's expansion strategy for the UK and Europe. Oliver Bratton will lead the UK and European office's work on development...

Were you an apprentice at the British Rail Swindon Works Training School?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the British Rail Works Training School in Swindon, which opened in 1962 and survived until 1993. The School was designed to cater for 150 apprentices...

Virgin at 20

Andy Milne looks back at 20 years of Virgin’s involvement with the rail industry Well, my dear, how does it feel to be a Virgin again?’ 20 years ago, when Virgin first took to the metals, you could get away with such humour. Cue hearty gales of laughter down the line from Birmingham. Broken-hearted Miriam […]

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The executive now departing from platform one…

Marc Johnson reports on Phil Hufton’s valedictory address to the Rail Exec Club in London. Speaking to a packed room of rail industry professionals last month, London Underground’s chief operating officer, Phil Hufton, outlined the...

TfL adopts Sentinel ID system

Network Rail's Sentinel identification system has been rolled out across Transport for London (TfL) advancing the 'One Industry, One Card' vision From April 1, Sentinel has started to replace TfL's LUCAS card. The cards will...

Horne appointed as head of new East Coast operator

East Midlands Trains' managing director, David Horne, has been chosen to head the new Stagecoach/Virgin joint venture set to operate trains on Britain's East Coast main line. From January, Horne will become managing director of...

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