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In The News: 23rd June

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The search has started for a company to deliver a £300 million contract for the telecommunications systems for HS2.

Among the responsibilities of the winner of the contract includes the design, manufacture, supply and installation, of the operational telecommunication systems and the route wide security systems.


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Network Rail is among 26 firms to sign an open letter calling for flexible working to be offered as standard to all employees.

The article features in several of the national newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, urging the Government to improve flexible working rights.

It’s to ensure parents don’t have to choose between their children and their career.

Scotland’s Transport Secretary said people who are not wearing masks will not be refused travel, instead they will be encouraged.

The comments, from BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme, feature in the Daily Mail Scotland, with Michael Matheson saying he is confident they will get high compliance levels.

Fines will only be issued as a last resort.

Passenger services between Scunthorpe and Doncaster will resume today after repair work following a landslip has been completed earlier than planned.

The line had been closed since Thursday as steel piles were installed to stabilise the embankment.

Finally, and both Network Rail and HS2 have been marking International Women in Engineering Day.

Both companies have been highlighting some of the engineers already playing a vital role in the rail industry, and the exciting opportunities available for those considering a career.

Network Rail’s programme manager Jenny Webb says ‘the kid who loved her box of Lego just grew up and got to play with a bigger version of it’.

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