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.
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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?
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.
The open letter from the UK Rail Minister to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) addresses recent incidents at UK rail stations where individual passengers were apparently refused accessibility assistance.
Etihad Rail's Board of Directors has confirmed the award of the Al Faya Operation and Maintenance facility contract to VINCI Construction France.
Melanie Gangl has taken over as the new Managing Director of Frauscher UK Ltd from Elaine Baker.
In order to ensure that its supply chain is supported as much as possible amid the COVID-19 crisis, Network Rail has introduced immediate supplier payments.
The Australasian Rail Association (ARA)’s Gender Diversity Study for 2018-19 reports that women now make up 27 per cent of the rail workforce, a six per cent increase on 2016-17.
OneRail's new COVID-19 landing page aims to share information from its members about how they are managing during this global crisis.
The presidents of ALLRAIL, CER, ERFA, UIP and UIRR have called on the European Commission to introduce new measures to protect the rail industry amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Network Rail's Southern Region has appealed to former signallers to help the railway during the crisis as they lose staff to self-isolation and sickness.
In addition to providing stability and certainty on key services and to rail staff, the UK government has issued ticket refund information for passengers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Managing Director of Network Rail's 'Backbone of Britain' region has pledged to keep vital supplies and key workers moving during the COVID-19 crisis.