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Help the Railway Benefit Fund reach their £40,000 Christmas target

The much-loved rail charity Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) needs your support to reach their Christmas Appeal target. The charity has currently raised 95% of...

A look back on a year of support and success for Rail Aid 2021

Despite the challenges of the past year, it is clear that rail has rolled up its sleeves to help those in greatest need. In...

GB Railfreight raises more than £147,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

Following the success of its charity railtour, ‘GBRf 2021’, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has raised more than £147,000 for its charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK. The...

Nexus uses its modern technology to help historically themed tramway

Tyne and Wear Metro’s engineers have lent a hand to a historically-themed attraction. Teams from Nexus came to the aid of the Beamish Museum, to...

Rail Aid Railwayana Auction raises more than £42,000

This week, Rail Aid has provided an update on their exceptionally well-received auction, as well as a special message of thank you to all...

HS2 takes on first full-time employees from the Kickstart initiative

HS2 has welcomed its first tranche of young people who undertook the Kickstart project into full-time jobs. The UK Government launched the Kickstart project in...

QTS Group launches fifth consecutive year of support for YPI at Carrick Academy

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has announced its fifth and final year of support for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) in Ayrshire.  The specialist rail contractor kicked-off its final year of...

Kier re-signs Armed Forces Covenant and affirms its commitment to the Armed Forces community

Kier has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, committing to a set of new pledges as it continues its commitment to the Armed Forces community. Earlier...

Signal box gets a £500,000 restoration

Network Rail has refurbished a Grade II listed signal box on one of the country's most picturesque rail routes. A signal box in Garsdale, on...

Local community-led rail projects in Britain recognised at national awards

The Community Rail Awards, now in its seventeenth year, has announced its winners. The event recognised a diverse array of projects, including many that had...

All aboard the ScotRail Santa Express!

This weekend saw the departure of the first ScotRail Santa Express! Earlier in the year, ScotRail answered the call to support Rail Aid in...

Rail team rescues great crested newts

Railway workers carrying out maintenance in Worcestershire have rescued some great crested newts. The specially protected amphibians were found while clearing out drainage systems on...
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In The News | 20th January 2022 | Latest Rail News

Click here to listen to the latest rail news on Thursday, 20th January 2022 InTheNews: The latest rail news on Thursday, 20th January 2022 Londoners will...

Major changes at the top of TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its new, leaner-structured executive team, which is reduced from the original 11 to 7. In a statement, TfL said...

EMR and Hitachi Rail pick Sheffield firm for Aurora components

A Sheffield firm has been chosen to provide a range of components for East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Hitachi Rail's new Intercity fleet. Stauff is...