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Rail News Roundup

29th October 2018

The latest news this week in the Rail Industry

Testing, testing

A new exhibition at the National Railway Museum (NRM) promises to bring visitors face-to-face with advanced technologies from major projects such as Crossrail and HS2. Read more

Age of UK’s rolling stock decreasing thanks to a range of new fleets

The average age of trains in the UK has decreased following the introduction of new fleets, figures from the ORR show. Read more…

PPE of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Records have shown that rail workers have equipped themselves with personal protective equipment (PPE) since the 19th century. As industry safety practices have been developed, so has the look and quality of protective clothing. Read more…

London Assembly transport chair: Sadiq Khan may want ‘fresh management’ to restore confidence in Crossrail

Crossrail management are using their hearts rather than their heads when making decisions for the project, and the London mayor may bring in “fresh management” to restore confidence, the chair of the London Assembly’s transport committee has said. Read more…

Archaeologists begin UK’s biggest ever excavation work at HS2 London Euston site

Archaeological work on the HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham to remove 45,000 skeletons from a burial site has begun. Read more…

TfN CEO on Crossrail 2 competition: ‘London can flourish, but we want to turbocharge investment’

The chief executive of Transport for the North (TfN) has quelled concerns that funding for the programme would be in conflict with Crossrail 2, claiming that the raising of funds through general taxation will help to finance both projects. Read more…

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