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Rail industry honours Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes: GB Paralympic and Olympic Rio celebration – Oct 2016

Rail industry honours Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes

Tuesday 18 Oct 2016

Britain’s rail industry joined forces today to transport 350 Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes from Manchester to London as part of nationwide celebrations of their Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games success.

Network Rail creates new managing director, northern portfolio: Manchester Victoria station

Network Rail creates new managing director, northern portfolio

Thursday 6 Oct 2016

Network Rail today announced the creation of several new senior leadership roles to strengthen customer focus and business performance. The changes include creating a new managing director for the northern portfolio who will look after the huge railway upgrade plan under way in the north of England.

New app to help sign language users cross the railway safely: Everyone Across Safely user guide front sheet

New app to help sign language users cross the railway safely

Wednesday 5 Oct 2016

Network Rail has today (Wednesday 5 October) launched a new smartphone app which will help enable the 1 in 6 deaf people who live in the UK to access a range of information to help them to use level crossings safely. The Signly Network Rail app launch forms part of a new campaign that aims to support people with visual, hearing or mobility impairment, who may face additional challenges when using a level crossing.