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This Mental Health Awareness Week, Samaritans has announced a new milestone with its Managing Suicidal Contacts programme – in partnership with Network Rail and the wider rail industry – as more than 30,000 staff members across Britain’s railways have been trained to help people in crisis since 2010.

Now in its 14th year, through the partnership rail staff and British Transport Police employees are trained to have the confidence and skills to identify vulnerable people and start a conversation to get them to safety.

Since 2010, rail employees have made thousands of potentially life-saving interventions.

Around 25 per cent of London’s underground Tube lines now have phone signal, as the project continues for full coverage across the whole network.

An article on the BBC website says all of the Elizabeth line stations now have coverage with Paddington, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Woolwich completing it.

Some Victoria and Piccadilly line stations are now covered with more to follow in central London later this month.

By the end of the summer, large sections of the West End and southern end of the Northern line will be connected, Transport for London said.

Plans for four new homes near a heritage railway line have been refused because of the impact on the views of the historic line.

An article on the BBC website says North Yorkshire Council refused the plans for Bowerley House in Langcliffe near Settle on Thursday.

It would harm the views for people travelling on the Settle to Carlisle railway line, the council said.

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has appointed Noel Travers as RIA’s new Chairman. He succeeds David Tonkin, who is standing down after seven years in the post, and will start in post on 3 June, chairing his first Board meeting later that month.

Noel – the MD of international railway engineering solutions and services firm, and RIA member, XRail – has extensive experience and deep knowledge of all aspects of the railway industry, including infrastructure, rolling stock and the supply chain.

He said: “Both the start of a new Control Period, CP7, and a new post-election Government, whatever its colours, this year are real opportunities to restate the hugely important role the UK rail supply sector plays in creating jobs and GVA across the national economy, as well as supporting innovation and skills in rail.”

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