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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Monday, 21st November 2022

The school of a boy who was electrocuted at a rail depot has hosted a national event to raise awareness of rail safety.

An article on the BBC website says Harrison Ballantyne, 11, died in 2017 after entering Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal to retrieve a football.


Guilsborough Academy in Northampton streamed short film Harrison’s Story to thousands of children.

His mother said she hoped it would prevent other deaths.

Network Rail is investing £7.3 million as part of a major overhaul of Salford Central station.

An article on Insider Media Limited says the six-month renovation of Salford’s biggest railway station to upgrade platform heights, roof canopies, railway track and its signalling system will take place in the New Year.

Work will take place between 2 January and the summer of 2023.

Network Rail has appointed five partner firms to deliver a decarbonisation/ energy efficiency programme across a range of built assets.

An article on Construction Enquirer says the partner contractors will undertake ‘common interventions’ worth over £40 million in total that will help Network Rail meet its energy efficiency targets.

Energy efficiency retrofit specialist Johnson Control picked up the lion’s share of work securing lots totalling £29 million, while Vital Energy and B&M McHugh secured work worth more than £4 million.

Congratulations to the winners of the Railway Benefit Fund’s (RBF) 2022 Heart of Gold Awards winners.

Neil Lathom from Freightliner was named Rail Hero Award, Amy Patrick the Rising Star Award, Paul Corrie the Lifetime Achievement Award and Johnstone Station Team the Team Award.

RBF President Pete Waterman OBE, said: “As a charity that solely supports railway people and their families, it is fantastic for us to see just how many inspirational people there are working in rail.”

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