The hot topic on everyone in the Rail Industry’s lips has been the green light from the government to proceed with the controversial HS2 project. (more…)
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As expected, the government announced that the much-debated High-speed rail line will go-ahead at a cost of £32bn. If the project runs smoothly, it is anticipated that the first phase (London – Birmingham) could be completed by 2026. (more…)
The UK rail industry has been rocked by the news that Britain’s last train manufacturer Bombardier will axe more than 50% of their workforce by the end of September after the UK government handed the lucrative order to German rivals Siemens, which in turn has raised massive doubts about the future of the Derby-based plant. (more…)
A report published by European Commission has revealed that people making middle or long distance trips by rail in the UK are happier with their journey than most of their European neighbours. (more…)
Richard Lawrance, our Chief Executive gives his view on the proposed High Speed Rail link.
There has been much debate recently about the proposed 140 mile high-speed rail line. Whilst there are many advocates of creating the new environmentally friendly transport, there are also many opponents. Many do not want to see the destruction of stretches of rural England that will be necessary to construct the new line. (more…)
Rail travellers often suffer during bad weather and last December’s cold snap was no exception. A study carried out by the Office of Rail Regulation found that both Network Rail and the train operators performed badly over the period.
The problem was made worse by train companies adopting different approaches to passenger information even though they were using the same lines. Operators also failed to coordinate emergency timetables, adding yet more confusion to passengers.
At stations, passengers faced a confusing array of information, from destination boards to tannoy announcements, which left them with no idea when, or even if, trains were running. The report claimed that wildly inaccurate information was being given in some instances because the latest train timetables were not fed into the information system which stations rely on. (more…)
On 16th November 2010, The Government has confirmed that funding will be made available towards the establishment of the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE). (more…)
Resourcing Solutions would like to thank our guest blogger Phillippa Eleptico of Carve Consulting http://www.carveconsulting.com.
The railway industry got a welcome boost at the end of last month with the announcement that the government plans to invest £8bn on new carriages, electrification of some lines, and the Thameslink programme. (more…)