In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and concerns about the impact on the cash flow within the construction industry, HS2 supplier payment runs have been accelerated to ensure that they are being made in a timely manner.
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Crucial to a great performing rail organisation is the well-being of the workforce behind the service. Whether front-line staff, train drivers, track workers, engineers, technicians or top-level management, having a safe, motivated and skilled workforce is imperative for an organisation working in the rail sector.
What are the trends and challenges facing rail’s workforce and how is the industry moving forward to support and develop its employees?
After 15 successful years, Jeremy Long has announced he is to retire as CEO – European Business at MTR on 30 September 2020.
In recent years, two polar vortex systems have battered the United States’ Midwest region, with temperatures falling to -30?C in Chicago and -37?C in North Dakota – colder than parts of Antarctica. But, despite these severe weather environments, Norfolk Southern Railway Company managed to keep trains moving thanks to detailed…
Tom Meacock, Client Director, Strategic Rail at Atkins, looks at the critical issues facing the rail sector as we look to the ‘new normal’ and how might we respond to them.
HS2 Ltd, the company behind delivering the UK's new high-speed rail network, is the only company in the UK to have achieved a Gold Standard rating in all four categories of the Clear Assured best practice benchmark.
The workforce development centre will provide pre-apprenticeship classes and hands-on construction industry training for local residents who are looking for work on the California high-speed rail project.
As Londoners continue to stay home in order to save lives, a drastic fall in passengers has lead Transport for London to furlough staff in order to stay financially stable.
After one of two rail lines leading into Drax Power Station, Yorkshire, was flooded, Network Rail worked to keep vital freight moving and keep the UK powered during the COVID-19 crisis.
As Network Rail loses staff to illness and self-isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a new training centre has been opened to teach both new and returning signallers who will help to keep Britain's railway moving.
Govia Thameslink Railway has re-branded three of its trains in new livery to pay homage to the 200,000 NHS and key workers that travel on its network each week.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely impact Italy, Salini Impregilo has announced that work on the Naples-Bari high-speed line will continue, with strict coronavirus safety measures in place.
Neil Walker, Exports Director at the Railway Industry Association, looks ahead to InnoTrans 2020 and what UK companies can expect at the world’s biggest rail trade fair.
GBRf is working closely with Drax Power Station to ensure the continued transportation of vital supplies in order to sustain the provision of electricity to the UK amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.
The joint statement highlights the importance of the transportation sector and suggests best practice measures to ensure its continuity amidst COVID-19.