Liverpool man nominated for a national rail industry award for saving someone’s life

Recently, Vinnie O’Brien (55) has been nominated for a national industry award for his life-saving response to someone who had tried to take their life at Southport station. This hero works as a train presentation operative for Northern at this station and was luckily at the station when he intervened to save the customer from […]

SWR’s Island Line Upgrade Receives a Prestigious Sustainability Rating

Southwestern railways have recently received a top environmental rating due to their £26 million island line upgrade with the aim to increase sustainability and biodiversity! Whoop! This is the first time the SWR has completed a CEEQUAL assessment (the leading sustainability assessment and rating scheme), and they passed it with flying colours! Meaning that SWR […]

The Government’s £1 billion investment in railways

Recently, the UK government’s commitment to spend £1 billion replacing outdated signalling systems has been praised by other rail leaders across the country. This is because the government will be using this money with the intention of spending on digital upgrades on the East Coast Main Line. Overall, the department for transport estimates that due […]

UK heatwave causing delays on railways!

Commuters have been facing travel scares this week as railway operators warn people of delays due to temperatures rising to 30 degrees! Perfect timing before the major railway strikes towards the end of June. At this point you might be wondering, why would a little hot weather cause railway delays? Surely that can’t be, right? […]

Railway Strikes 2022

Due to recent events, a great majority of railway lines are to be affected as the UK prepares to be hit by the biggest railway strike in decades. This is due to around 40,000 members, within the 15 major train operators voting to take industrial action in a row over jobs, pay, and conditions. If […]

Opening Date for the Elizabeth Line

Did you know that Transport for London has recently confirmed that the Elizabeth line will open on Tuesday 24th May 2022?This will be really beneficial because the Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and the South East by greatly improving transport links, significantly reducing journey times, providing additional capacity, and transforming accessibility with spacious […]

Network rails’ £2 million investment to tackle graffiti on the railway

Network rails’ aim for this investment is to push a heavy focus on removing graffiti throughout the railways in the UK. The 2 million pound funding has been issued across Network Rail’s routes and will rectify the rail’s infrastructure which has been vandalized in hotspot areas. The Network Rail chief executive, Andrew Haines said: “We […]

What career opportunities arise after your Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology?

So… you’ve completed your Level 3 Diploma in engineering technology, received your PTS, and you might be thinking to yourself where do I go from here. Well, let’s just say there are a plethora of opportunities for you to explore. However, before we delve into potential job careers after completion of this course, let’s discuss […]