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Rail News Roundup

15th April 2019

The latest news this week in the Rail Industry:

First of CAF’s new Nova fleet accepted by TPE ahead of rollout across north of England

The first of TransPennine Express’s (TPE) Nova 3 fleet has been officially accepted after completing testing with its manufacturer CAF. Read more…

Safety gear and tech of the future

RailStaff first reported on Brightboot’s new wellington boots in March when they were showcased at Safestart. The boots combine the traditional protection offered to a wearer’s feet with the use of hi-vis materials to increase visibility. Read more…

Renewable Welsh rail electrification project wins decarbonisation funding

Plans to use renewable energy sources to electrify Welsh train lines have won a grant from the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), one of six rail decarbonisation projects to have won the funding. Read more…

Young Rail Professionals turns 10

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of four young leaders coming together to start a new rail industry association. Read more…

Network Certification Body: Where it came from and where it’s heading

After six years at the helm, James Collinson stepped down from the Network Certification Body (NCB) in August to join Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects as one of its heads of design. Read more…

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