Crawley station open event

Network Rail, Southern, Crawley Borough Council and property company Arora Group have undertaken a £6m makeover of the 1960s Crawley station to bring it up to modern standards. This includes a ‘brighter look’ to the extended concourse, re-glazing the ticket hall, more wide ticket gates, improved signage and creation of a plaza at the front of the station. A public footbridge over the railway is to be built as part of a wider scheme planned for the area.

The Department for Transport received the strategic outline business case for the Leamside Line reopening on January 17, Rail Minister Huw Merriman told the House of Commons Transport Committee the following day.

Liverpool Street toilet

Capel CS Ltd has refurbished the staff toilets at London Liverpool Street station on behalf of Greater Anglia. This included new cubicles and sanitary ware, a ceramic tiled floor including skirting and rear wall panelling, touch-free sensors, a multi-cultural toilet and suspended ceilings with LED light fittings.

The House of Commons Transport Committee has invited suggestions as to what should be included in its ‘Our Future Transport’ in-depth inquiry, which will consider the impact that new and disruptive technologies and trends might have across all modes. Committee members ’want to hear about subjects they may have never come across before, from people in the sector who are in the know about innovations that deserve more attention’.

Lisa Leighton

Lisa Leighton joined Northern as People Director on January 16, with responsibility for employee relations and recruitment, learning and talent programmes and the overall employee experience and engagement. She has an extensive background in HR, with experience across telecoms, financial services and retail including Marks & Spencer.

Kirton Lindsey (Photo Independent Brigg Line Rail Group)

On January 14 the Saturday-only service from Cleethorpes to Sheffield via Brigg ran for the first time since being suspended for ‘operational reasons’ on January 1 2022 with no replacement bus service offered.

Transport for London, the Rail Delivery Group, British Transport Police, Metropolitan Police and City of London Police have launched a campaign to encourage a culture of ‘active bystanders’ by setting out guidance on how customers can safely intervene and offer support if they witness incidents of sexual harassment.

Abu Siddeeq

Trenitalia c2c has appointed Abu Siddeeq to the new role of Customer Experience Director from February. He joins from LNER, where he was most recently Head of Customer Experience Strategy. Before that he was at Great Western Railway as Head of Customer Proposition, and he has held roles at FirstGroup, Transport for London and in the NHS.