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Network Rail CEO Mark Carne to retire

Photo: Network Rail.Network Rail has announced that a new CEO will be in place for the five-year control period starting in April, 2019, following news of Mark Carne's retirement.
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Morson Group acquires Canadian recruitment firm

Morson said that the acquisition strengthens its position in North America and in sectors such as power, telecommunications and engineering. 
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Train driver in Washington derailment ‘mistook’ signal ahead of speed-restricted curve

An overhead view of the crash site near DuPont, Washington. Photo: Washington State Patrol.Following interviews, NTSB found that the train driver didn’t recall seeing the 30mph advance speed sign, which was posted two miles ahead of the speed-restricted curve.
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Rising levels of vandalism in the Netherlands leads to plea for return of railway police

ProRail CEO Pier Eringa. Photo: ProRail.The dedicated railway police force was abolished in the Netherlands in 2013.
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Investigators release initial report into Washington train derailment

Notably, it has indicated that had positive train control – an advanced train control system – been implemented, the train’s brakes would have been applied in line with the speed restrictions.
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Founder of GB Railfreight moves to Hector Rail

John Smith has more than 40 years' experience in the rail industry, working for the likes of British Rail and Anglia Railways until he founded GBRf in 1999.
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9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.
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This is what London’s Tube map will look like in December 2018

Transport for London has released a new Tube map to mark the one year countdown to the launch of the Elizabeth line. In December, 2018, one of the most significant changes to the look of the London Underground’s map in recent decades will be made with the opening of the new line. Looking for a new […]
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This is what London’s Tube map will look like in December 2018

Transport for London has released a new Tube map to mark the one year countdown to the launch of the Elizabeth line. In December, 2018, one of the most significant changes to the look of the London Underground’s map in recent decades will be made with the opening of the new line. Looking for a new […]
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Meet SNC-Lavalin’s new chairman

Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has appointed a new chairman. Current vice chairman Dr. Kevin Lynch replaces outgoing Lawrence Stevenson, who has announced his retirement after serving as chair since March 2015 and director since 1999. The change will be effective from January 1, 2018. Kevin was elected as a director and appointed as vice-chairman of SNC-Lavalin […]
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These are the 10 least used railway stations in Great Britain

The Office of Rail and Road has released statistics on Great Britain's most and least used railway stations for 2016-2017.
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