Young people out on a site visit during the Open Doors event at Long Itchington, October 2022

HS2 has partnered with construction industry body Build UK to support the Open Doors 2023 programme which will enable young people and those looking for a change of career to visit construction sites on March 13-18. ‘This is a great opportunity to meet the people building our new stations, viaducts and tunnels’, said Rebecca Young, HS2’s Skills & Employment Supply Chain Manager. ’With over 900 apprentices already onboard and plans to recruit hundreds more in the months and years ahead, we hope to inspire the next generation.’ 

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The Global Centre of Rail Excellence has joined not-for-profit supply chain organisation Rail Forum, which now has more than 360 members.

Network Rail is undertaking market engagement seeking renewable energy developers which could fund, install and operate a portfolio of rooftop solar panels at sites across Scotland. NR would purchase the electricity produced via power purchase agreements for the useful life of the solar panels, expected to be around 25 years.

John Khatri - Head of Engineering Transformation at Northern

Former easyJet executive John Khatri has been appointed head of engineering transformation delivery at Northern.

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Solar panels at Govia Thameslink Railway’s Denmark Hill station and Streatham Hill depot generated 236 387 kWh in 2022, while panels at Blackfriars station produced 900 000 kWh.

Jacobs and Gardiner & Theobald have been appointed to Transport for London’s Capital Program Delivery Partner framework contract, which runs for four years. Jacobs will support projects including station improvements, asset maintenance, line upgrades, commercial development and major engineering projects.


LNER has added a Deal Finder to its apps. Users set the day and time they want to travel and choose a budget, and the app suggests possible destinations LNER said ’it’s a great way to discover one of the amazing destinations on our route, when you want to get away, but not sure where’.

East Midlands Railway and E.ON are to install four pay-as-you-go electric vehicle charging points at Loughborough station, enabling drivers to charge their cars between journeys or while waiting to pick someone up. ‘While many drivers benefit from the ease of home charging, they also need options for when they are out and about’, said Sean Keily, Head of Electric Vehicles at E.ON.