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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Wednesday, 7th December 2022
Two trains collided near Barcelona early Wednesday and several dozen people were hurt, Spanish officials said.
An article in The Mirror says emergency services for Catalonia said that preliminary reports indicate 70 people were hurt. No details on the nature of the injuries were given by officials, but local media said that there were no serious injuries.
Officials say that the collision occurred on a train line just north of Barcelona and that no one was trapped in the crashed carriages.
The railway through Wolverhampton has reopened after it was closed for more than a day due to a major fire nearby.
An article on the BBC website says West Midlands Fire Service was called to a large blaze which had spread from an old factory in Lower Horseley Fields at 9pm on Monday.
Due to the risk of a wall collapsing, the railway was closed and train journeys disrupted.
National Rail said the railway line had safely reopened at about 6.45am on Wednesday.
Restoration work at Aberdeen Railway Station has helped ScotRail win the top prize at the National Railway Heritage Awards 2022.
An article on Aberdeen Live says the restoration of the North Corner Pavilion Building was honoured with the Arch Company Award for Urban Heritage, which celebrates the high quality upkeep and enhancement of the environment of a significant urban station.
ScotRail worked in partnership with the Railway Heritage Trust to restore the A-listed North Corner Pavilion Building, which had fallen into disrepair.
Network Rail and the wider rail industry is joining Samaritans to raise awareness that rail staff and passengers alike don’t need to struggle alone.
Samaritans’ new winter campaign #BreaktheSilence is encouraging people to open up about their struggles with mental health and suicidal feelings. Every 90 minutes in the UK, someone dies by suicide, but talking saves lives.
One rail industry worker who knows first-hand how talking can save lives, is Shane, a Mobile Operations Manager for Network Rail.
Shane was recently awarded a Samaritans Lifesaver Award at the Rail Staff Awards 2022 for his inspiring action when he helped a suicidal man on the railway in December 2021, simply through the power of talking and opening up about his own struggles.
Photo credit: Samaritans