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Rail News Roundup

8th April 2019

The latest news this week in the Rail Industry:


University buys land for ‘game-changing’ high-speed rail institute in Leeds

A 10-acre plot of land has been acquired by the University of Leeds in order to build a brand-new Institute for High-Speed Rail and System Integration which will be co-located with HS2 eastern leg’s rolling stock depot. Read more…

Industry calls on volunteers to step forward in support of the Samaritans

The rail industry has announced the “Million Hour Challenge”, which aims to encourage staff to donate their time, energy and skills to help the Samaritans support people in emotional crisis. Read more…

DfT’s £300m scheme to see disabled access at 73 railway stations improved

The DfT has announced a £300m investment to see disabled access improved at 73 UK rail stations. Read more…

Launch for Fast Trackers 2019

Newcastle College’s rail academy hosted the launch of Fast Trackers 2019 on March 15. During the morning, a group of 30 college students were welcomed by organisers Network Rail and Mott MacDonald and introduced to the academic routes into engineering by college staff. Read more…

Birmingham New Street becomes UK’s first 5G train station

A live trial of 5G has been launched at Birmingham New Street, making it the first train station to trial the “lightning-quick network tech” in the UK. Read more…


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