Rail industry unites to launch 18-month work placement scheme

One in four (26%) people who graduated from university in the last two years have turned down a job offer because they felt they were overqualified or the role wasn’t appropriate for them. This startling figure is revealed as more than 25 companies a...
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ATOC responds to Ed Miliband’s comments on rail fares

In his speech today Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party, commented on the increase in rail fares: “This month, some are going up by as much as 11%. Next year and the year after, some are going to go up by as much as 13%. “Some trai...
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Long Eaton station to benefit from access improvements

Passengers at Long Eaton station are to benefit from improved access after Network Rail completes improvements. The work, which is being funded through the Department for Transport’s Access for All scheme, involves installing two new lifts to give st...
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Long Eaton station to benefit from access improvements

Passengers at Long Eaton station are to benefit from improved access after Network Rail completes improvements. The work, which is being funded through the Department for Transport’s Access for All scheme, involves installing two new lifts to give st...
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First TransPennine Express updates mobile ticketing app

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has updated its mobile app so that customers travelling to and from Manchester Airport can use their phone as a ticket. FTPE introduced a mobile app in October last year that allowed customers to purchase tickets and p...
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Network Rail appoints consultant for Pallasades leasing

Network Rail and Birmingham City Council have appointed Keith Stone, of Keystone Retail Property, as a consultant to lead the leasing of the Pallasades shopping centre, which is being significantly upgraded and remodelled as part of the major redevelop...
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Network Rail appoints consultant for Pallasades leasing

Network Rail and Birmingham City Council have appointed Keith Stone, of Keystone Retail Property, as a consultant to lead the leasing of the Pallasades shopping centre, which is being significantly upgraded and remodelled as part of the major redevelop...
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Delhi Metro extended by 34 km in 2011

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) added 34.52 km of metro lines to its network in 2011, taking the total length of the Delhi Metro system to over 190 km. DMRC is now moving towards phase three of the project in which another 117 km of lines will be a...
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Thello begins operations between Paris & Venice

France’s first open-access passenger train left Paris on 11 December, arriving in Venice the next day. Created by a joint venture between Trenitalia and Veolia-Transdev, Thello will take over the regularly scheduled service over the Paris-Venice rout...
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Balfour Beatty Rail wins Zurich cross-city link contract

The bidding consortium of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH/Sersa Group AG (Switzerland) has won an international tender for the installation of overhead conductor rail elements for the Zurich cross-city link (DML). By securing this contract, rail infrastructur...
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Balfour Beatty Rail wins Zurich cross-city link contract

The bidding consortium of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH/Sersa Group AG (Switzerland) has won an international tender for the installation of overhead conductor rail elements for the Zurich cross-city link (DML). By securing this contract, rail infrastructur...
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Rail line to be ‘renewed’ in Senegal, Western Africa

According to Senegal Press Agency (APS), the state of Senegal is to renew its railway network between Dakara and Thies (the country’s second largest urban area) by 2014. The work will be financed by the World Bank, the West African Development Bank (...
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