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In The News: 11th May

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A Saturday-style service will be introduced to the rail network next week, with passengers required to book in advance for intercity trains and face waits of up to two hours to travel out of large cities.

That’s according to an article in The Times that says rail operators have been told to prepare for a significant increase in the number of trains from next Monday.


Some 70 per cent of trains are expected to run during the working week compared with less than half now.

A ‘world-leading’ device is being developed which could warn if bus, tram and lorry drivers are ‘micro-sleeping’ or about to pass out at the wheel.

According to an article in the Mail on Sunday, technology which checks a driver’s fatigue levels is set to be installed across Edinburgh’s transport networks.

City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Trams hope it will slash the risk of devastating incidents such as the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in 2014.

Transport bosses have now enlisted firms to design a ‘human performance monitoring system’.

Siemens Mobility says they have received 200 applications for the first 12 apprentice roles for its new rail facility in Goole.

The apprentices will be the first of up to 700 employees for the pioneering rail manufacturing facility.

HS2 Ltd is the only company in the UK to have achieved a Gold standard rating in all four categories of the Clear Assured best practice benchmark.

It is accredited by the Clear Company, who are recognised leaders of inclusive recruitment and talent management insight, training and technology in the UK.

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