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In The News | 30th April 2021 | Latest Rail News

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The latest rail news on Friday, 30th April 2021


GB Railfreight officially opened their new office, in a move marking the next phase for the ever-growing transport company.

The official opening marks a new chapter in the story of GBRf which was founded in 1999.

GB Railfreight says the new headquarters sees it continue to be a leader in the sector through innovation, training and a particular focus on its workforce.


Liz Collins, Interim Managing Director of TransPennine Express (TPE), has decided to retire from her current full-time role and will take up a new part-time position in West Coast Partnership as Finance & Commercial Director.

She will begin her new role in June.

Steve Montgomery, Managing Director at First Rail, says “I’d like to thank Liz for her significant contribution to TPE over time. As Interim Managing Director, she has successfully managed the business through the immense challenges posed by coronavirus.”

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Great Western Railway (GWR) will send the ‘Captain Tom Centennial’ on an epic journey as part of the Captain Tom 100 challenge.

The Intercity Express Train, which bears the name Captain Sir Tom Moore – will make a mammoth 100 stops at stations across the GWR network in just over 40 hours, covering nearly 1,500 miles.

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Finally, and social media is today the platform for a day of celebration of the rail industry’s efforts and achievements.

The Rail Delivery Group wants today’s messages for Railway Day to focus on the amazing work everyone has done under COVID-19 to keep the country moving and the role staff play in ensuring the network is safe for passengers.

From everyone here at railbusinessdaily thanks to everyone in the industry for their efforts.

Photo credit: Great Western Railway

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