Northern takes control of major rail facility

Northern has confirmed it now has full control of Neville Hill depot in Leeds. Previously, the depot – along with its 550-strong staff of engineers,...

HS2 trains to be built in UK – but by whom?

German train maker Siemens has launched a legal challenge to HS2 awarding its rolling stock contract to a joint venture of Hitachi Rail and...

Operator appeals for more considered use of emergency...

Passengers hitting the emergency alarms have cause 17 hours of delay in only half a year for one operator. From 1 April to 4 September...

Rail safety cyber security expert lands professor role

Rail safety cyber security specialist Dr Emma Taylor has taken up the role of visiting professor at Cranfield University. The appointment involves lecturing in the...

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Rail groups: we must...

The Rail Industry Association (RIA) has spoken about its belief in the need to expedite electrification – or risk missing the rail industry’s 2050...

Business unveils pod-based road...

A UK Business has outlined how it believes it has developed a world-first driverless mass-transit technology that will revolutionise urban travel – using pods...

Fearne Cotton and Paul...

TV presenter Fearne Cotton and footballer-turned-pundit Paul Merson have been announced as speakers for Rail Wellbeing Live. They join more than 100 others giving presentations...

Severn Valley Railway has...

It’s all change at the top of Severn Valley Railway Holdings as Mike Ball takes over the role of chairman from Nick Paul CBE,...

WEEK ON THE NETWORK

Nigel Wordsworth

Managing Editor

A mechanical engineer by trade, Nigel has spent the last 10 years commissioning, editing and writing technical rail-related articles for various industry publications.

INSIGHT HANDPICKED BY NIGEL WORDSWORTH

HGV crisis – the answer is rail, not road

Jonathan Edwards, transportation market leader – EMEA at global professional services company GHD, argues that the HGV driver shortage should be driving more freight...

The ticket to getting public transport back on track

Jonathan Edwards, transportation market leader – EMEA at global professional services company GHD, explains how the recent National Travel Survey’s results are an example...

Open data: A good thing

James Bain, Rail Supply Group’s ‘Mobility and Data’ Champion and CEO of Worldline UK and Ireland, considers the benefits of open data to an...

A digital Development Consent Order?

Viral Desai, principal planner at Atkins, explains how a holistic approach to consent can speed up the programme, smooth examinations, and transform major projects. Getting...

SPECIAL FEATURES

World Cup of Stations...

Voting has commenced for the Rail Delivery Group’s annual World Cup of Stations competition. In 2020, Glasgow Queen Street was voted the winner, after a...

Bluebell Railway launches appeal...

The Bluebell Railway has launched an appeal for at least £500,000 to help in the restoration of a key station which has featured in...

Great Western Railway welcomes...

A noted civil-rights pioneer joined GWR to celebrate the start of Black History Month as the train operator hosted ‘an audience with Dr Paul...

Registration opens for the...

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has opened registration for the 2022 Railway Challenge. Organised by the Institution's Railway Division, the Railway Challenge provides...

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