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Laura Shoaf to lead Transport for West Midlands
Morgan Sindall creates new directorship for rail
Russell Jackson joins AECOM
New general manager for TE Connectivity’s rail unit
Andy Thomas becomes rail route MD for Wales
RSSB appoints technical director

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Littleborough to Manchester Victoria

First phase of Littleborough to Manchester Victoria upgrade is completed
Asset management key for long-term planning
Gospel Oak to Barking line closures start on 4 June
Extensive testing begins on elastic track components on the world’s longest railway tunnel
Network Rail rolls out new code of conduct for everyone working on the railways

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Bombardier facility

Bombardier unveils new testing and commissioning facility at Derby
EU-warning: rail freight still not on the right track
Freightliner helps a young boy’s wishes come true
New Night Tube to enter service in August
Oxford trackside is transformed into a welcoming wildlife habitat

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Industry News 129

Victorian rail history comes to light during demolition work for the Belfast Hub
ORR reveals priorities for road and rail for the coming year
RSSB seeks entries for £4m innovation funding competition for TOCs
EU funded research points out ways to proof rail against terror attack
Virgin Trains unveils tactile station maps for the visually impaired

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Malcolm Dobell takes up strategic role
New head of drivers for South West Trains
Engineering appointment at Abellio Greater Anglia
Mike Grimsey moves to GHD
Tube upgrade chief to spearhead digital railway
Tube upgrade chief to spearhead digital railway

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Legislation for HS2

Legislation for HS2 passes its third reading in the Commons
Arriva wins £1.5bn contract to operate the London Overground
ORR lifts prohibition notice on West Coast Railways
Significant support for rail in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016
Shaw review supports Network Rail’s approach

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Major landslip

Major landslip closes the Settle to Carlisle line between Carlisle and Appleby
Birmingham city centre tram extension looks set to open in the spring
The Conwy Valley line reopens a week ahead of schedule
Cheshire’s historic viaduct refurbishment completed
Plans for the transformation of Stockport station are revealed
Crossrail publishes key milestones for 2016
Metrolink begins running to Manchester’s new Exchange Square
Network Rail’s Orange Army clears the damage from Storm Desmond
Work to begin on South Yorkshire’s Tinsley Chord
Largest investment in railways since Victorian times set to continue

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ORR appoints interim CEO
South West Trains MD to become Stagecoach Group boss
Alex Hayes to stay with the Northern franchise under Arriva
Susan Cooklin to head up Network Rail’s route services
Leo Goodwin to be MD of new TransPennine Express franchise
RDG confirms Elizabeth de Jong as director of policy

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Ready to learn

As skills shortages are starting to bite, LIBBIE HAMMOND talked to Alasdair Waddell, recruitment specialist at Network Rail, about the lessons that can be learned from its highly successful apprenticeship scheme With the Government’s plans to reach three million apprentices by 2020 and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

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Infrastructure News Issue 125

Metrolink begins running to Manchester’s new Exchange Square Trams have now begun running into Exchange Square in the heart of Manchester shopping and leisure district, marking the completion of the first stage of the £165m Metrolink Second City Crossing. Construction work started on the 0.6k stretch of line between Victoria

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