Archive for category: Training & Recruitment

NTAR – Setting the standard

A training academy which sees itself playing a pivotal role in finally grasping the rail industry’s skills challenge is set to open in October. RailStaff’s Marc Johnson travelled to Northampton to find out exactly how the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) plans to be a game changer. Set back...
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GTR embarking on major driver training programme

The need for train drivers in the capital is great. By joining with Southern in July and implementing the Thameslink Programme, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will connect the East Coast main line and the Bedford to Brighton route at St Pancras and create many new cross-London journeys. Coupled with this...
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Conversion courses – Growing contribution

Network Rail is using engineering conversion courses to supplement the number of engineers available to design, manage and support key programmes such as the Great Western Electrification. Former British Rail[...]
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How Britain is training China’s rail safety staff

Technically speaking, China has one of the most advanced railway networks on the planet. In an astonishingly short period of time, the country has built the world’s most extensive high-speed network[...]
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Educating Crossrail

Engineering methods employed to construct London’s railway tunnels in 2014 has come a long since work started on the Thames Tunnel almost 190 years ago. Where it took Brunel 18[...]
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Railway engineering for the next generation

Professor Simon Iwnicki began his railway career at the National Coal Board, improving the performance of locomotives with rubber tyres. In the subsequent 30 years, he has played a substantial[...]
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Green light for Newcastle rail academy

Approval has been given to build a new £5 million rail engineering academy in North East England. Gateshead Council has backed the planned development which has been designed to meet[...]
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UK looks at locations for new high-speed rail college

The Department for Transport (DfT) has begun a search to find the best location to establish its new HS2 training centre. A consultation has been launched today (March 7) to[...]
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