ARA has welcomed the wide range of rail funding announcements that were confirmed in the Australian government's 2021-22 Federal Budget.
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In the latest instalment of Global Railway Review’s exclusive series, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) shares the experiences of some of its staff during 2020 and the wide range of roles and ways in which they have aided others throughout the pandemic.
Below the Brenner Pass, from Innsbruck/Tulfes in Austria to Franzensfeste in Italy, the longest underground railway connection in the world is being built – the 64km-long Brenner Base Tunnel. Here, Tunnel Safety Coordinator, Erwin Reichel, explains the intricacies of ensuring sufficient safety measures are coordinated and implemented for such an…
Disability should not be a barrier to rail travel. Dmitry Pegov, Deputy Managing Director of Passenger Services at Russian Railways (RZD), reveals their plans to provide a high level of service to all passengers with reduced mobility at all stages of their journey.
The ‘Accessible Rail Travel with Avanti West Coast’ Facebook group connects passengers with each other in order to share their travel experiences.
Metrolink has received $59,000 to fund an outreach campaign to deter suicides on its network through training, public engagement and awareness.
The centre, to be located in Goole, will aim to accelerate the adoption of technology within the rail industry and spotlight decarbonisation.
One year on from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many train operating companies have found themselves reflecting on such a pivotal year and its impact on the industry. As part of Global Railway Review’s relaunch of its exclusive COVID-19 Heroes series, five employees from Avanti West Coast discuss the…
The agreement focuses on four key areas of cooperation and will expand the close relationship between Etihad Rail and the Saudi Railway Company.
Neil Archibald, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at ScotRail, writes that apprenticeships in Scotland have been hit hard by COVID-19. However, ScotRail is seizing this opportunity to actively develop its Early Careers strategy for the next generation.
Over the course of 2020, SBB experienced losses of 1.32 million passengers per day and a decrease of 28.9 per cent in passenger revenues.
All 24 train and station operators across the UK have committed to having their passenger-facing staff undertake disability awareness and equality training.
By 2025, ScotRail plans to increase its number of apprenticeships tenfold, while also supporting the Scottish government's Young Persons Guarantee.
In Episode 4 of Global Railway Review's podcast, Zoey Hudson, Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Govia Thameslink Railway, speaks to our Junior Editor, Leah Hockley, about the operating company's extensive apprenticeship programme and the importance of apprentices to the entire rail industry, not just GTR.
Justin Ryan, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager at Southeastern, tells Global Railway Review about Southeastern’s most recent accessibility improvements.