Northern engineer advocates for women’s initiative in engineering careers
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by Halimah Haque
2d ago
Rebecca Prendergast, a Senior Production Manager at Northern’s TrainCare Centre in Newton Heath, Manchester, has urged women to proactively pursue careers in engineering, highlighting the sector’s robust employment opportunities and potential for personal and professional growth. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2024, Prendergast emphasised that engineering offers significant career progression, stating: “Engineering has so much to offer in terms of a fulfilling career. Women shouldn’t wait for anyone to ‘encourage’ them into it, they should take the initiative ..read more
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HS1 Ltd’s 2023/24 ESG Report reveals sustainable milestones amid passenger growth
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by Halimah Haque
2d ago
HS1 Ltd has announced that it has released its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report for the 2023/24 financial year, highlighting significant strides in sustainability amidst a period of continued passenger growth. The report details the company’s advancements across various sustainability initiatives outlined in its Sustainability Strategy. Key achievements include a notable reduction in energy consumption per train journey, with a 5% decrease in electricity usage and a 16% reduction in gas consumption despite increased station foot traffic. This progress is bolstered by the esta ..read more
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Northern appoints new boss of Neville Hill TrainCare Centre in West Yorkshire
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by Halimah Haque
3d ago
Northern has announced the appointment of Kevin Gore as the new manager of its historic Neville Hill TrainCare Centre in West Yorkshire. Gore, who will assume his role on 1 July 2024, brings extensive experience from his tenure at Alstom, where he managed the Wembley TrainCare Centre since February 2022. Gore’s career at Alstom includes various key roles such as senior operations manager for rolling stock modernisation and operations manager for the Pendolino fleet rebrand at the Widnes Transport Technology Centre. Additionally, he served as a production manager at the Alstom TrainCare Centre ..read more
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Norfolk Southern advances safety measures in 2024 Midyear report
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by Halimah Haque
3d ago
Norfolk Southern Corporation has announced that it has released its 2024 Midyear Safety Report, showcasing significant progress in its ongoing efforts to enhance railroad safety. The company is committed to safeguarding its employees and the communities it serves, with strides made through its Six-Point Safety Plan, collaboration with unions and the implementation of feedback from an independent safety consultant. Alan H. Shaw, President and CEO of Norfolk Southern, said: “When we make a promise, we deliver on that promise. That started with our Six-Point Safety Plan announced last spring and ..read more
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Southeastern launches largest recruitment drive in company history
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by Halimah Haque
4d ago
Southeastern has announced that it has embarked on its most ambitious recruitment effort to date, aiming to attract a diverse range of individuals to careers within the rail industry. With opportunities spanning various roles including trainee drivers, station staff, Railway Enforcement and Protection, On-board Managers, Train Conductors, Engineers, management positions and specialised careers, Southeastern is set to hire over 570 new employees. The initiative is supported by an advertising campaign designed to engage communities traditionally underrepresented in rail careers. The campaign in ..read more
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Revised Rail Baltica plans for Kaunas-Vilnius section presented to public
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by Halimah Haque
4d ago
In a recent development concerning the Rail Baltica project’s Kaunas-Vilnius section, revised solutions have been unveiled to the public. The initiative aims to integrate the Baltic capitals into the European rail network swiftly, underscoring its regional significance. Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania, Mindaugas Tarnauskas, said: “One of the main objectives of Rail Baltica is to integrate the Baltic capitals into the European rail network as quickly as possible. The link with Vilnius undoubtedly increases the added value of the project and is important for the who ..read more
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Amtrak releases FY23 Sustainability Report
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by Halimah Haque
4d ago
Amtrak has announced that it has recently published its Fiscal Year 2023 Sustainability Report, detailing significant strides towards its goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2045. The report outlines various initiatives and accomplishments aimed at enhancing sustainability across its operations and infrastructure. During FY23, Amtrak implemented several key sustainability initiatives: Transition to renewable diesel: Amtrak replaced more than two million gallons of fossil fuel with renewable diesel on California’s Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner and Amtrak San Joa ..read more
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RAIB report released on Stafford Junction signal passed at danger incident
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by Halimah Haque
4d ago
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its detailed report on the incident involving a signal passed at danger (SPAD) at Stafford Trent Valley Junction No. 1 on 22 August 2023. At approximately 16:41 a Freightliner-operated electric locomotive on a test run after undergoing repair work passed a red signal on the approach to Stafford Trent Valley Junction No. 1. The locomotive continued for 740m beyond the signal, ultimately running through points before halting at the junction. Incident details The locomotive’s stopping position conflicted with a route set for a southbound ..read more
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RIA applauds UK government decision to fund 10 new Elizabeth line trains
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by Halimah Haque
4d ago
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has acknowledged the UK government’s recent decision to fund the procurement of 10 new trains for Transport for London’s (TfL) Elizabeth line. This development marks a notable step in enhancing the country’s rail infrastructure. RIA has been actively advocating for more decisive action on the procurement of new and refurbished train fleets. Over the years, the trade association has released multiple reports and engaged with Members of Parliament to emphasise the need for a proactive approach to rolling stock procurement as part of a broader industrial st ..read more
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Major boost to commuting and economic activity in eastern Paris with Line 11 extension
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by Halimah Haque
4d ago
RATP Dev has announced that the recent extension of Paris Metro’s Line 11, inaugurated on 13 June 2024, is set to transform the daily commute for thousands of residents in eastern Paris. The project reduces travel time between eastern suburbs and the city centre by more than half. The journey to major hub Châtelet now takes 24 minutes, down from 55 minutes. This significant improvement marks a crucial step in modernising the Île-de-France transportation network, particularly benefiting the densely populated and economically diverse Seine-Saint-Denis region. The extension, which includes six n ..read more
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