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Latest updates on rail careers from the Routes into Rail team.

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2021 Apprenticeship opportunities in rail

Routes into Rail is proud to share with you a wide range of apprenticeship schemes from a variety of rail organisations. Each scheme is unique and will offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn within an ever changing industry and gain a recognised qualification on completion. Here are a number exciting apprenticeship opportunities […]
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Striking rail images of the year

Every year Network Rail runs a competition on Twitter inviting people to submit striking images. People then vote for their favourite. Here are 10 of the most liked winners of 2020: 1 – The year’s overall winner was @gj37425 with this photo of DB Cargo UK hauling a railhead treatment train between Easterhouse and Coatbridge. […]
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Thousands of opportunities to work on HS2

HS2 Ltd  has today launched a brand-new jobs site to promote the estimated 20,000 roles that phase one of the project is creating in the months and years ahead. Follow the link to find out more: hs2.org.uk/supply-chain-jobs
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Rail’s plan to keep you moving this winter

Before one winter’s over, Network Rail is thinking about the next. They plan ahead for snow, ice, floods and wind (as well as sudden changes between them) to keep your journeys on time and safe. Just like road and air travel, wintry weather can pose challenges for the railway – and potential dangers to your journeys. Its […]
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Thousands of trees planted as Network Rail’s £1 million pledge takes root across the country

Network Rail has joined forces with national conservation charity The Tree Council to plant more than 80,000 trees and hedgerows across the country this winter, as part of a four-year, £1 million tree planting pledge. Local planting schemes, funded by Network Rail and managed by The Tree Council, are taking place in communities from the […]
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HS2 boosts safety and efficiency with innovative robot for tunnelling machines

HS2 today unveiled the use of an innovative onboard robot that will improve safety and efficiency on the high speed rail project’s first two giant tunnelling machines, set to launch early next year. Pioneered by HS2’s main works contractor, Align, the Krokodyl robot is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and will […]
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Rail unites to champion equality, diversity and inclusion

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) launched a Charter to champion equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK railway industry. The joint ‘Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter’  is a commitment to work together to build a more balanced, fair and high performing sector. This is a voluntary initiative, open to all […]
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UK’s First Hydrogen Train takes to the Mainline

Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham unveiled HydroFLEX, Britain’s first hydrogen powered train, as it started operational trials on the mainline railway. The start of mainline testing is the result of almost two years development work and more than a million pounds investment in HydroFLEX by both Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham. The HydroFLEX […]
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Network Rail sets world-first targets to combat global warming

Network Rail has announced a major step forward in tackling climate change by becoming the first railway company in the world to set the most ambitious Science-Based Targets to limit global warming. The targets – and the plans to achieve them – means the company will be the first railway to commit to cutting emissions […]
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