Thousands of UK SMEs are set to benefit from revised contract terms as Network Rail takes an industry leading step to change the way major suppliers working on the railway pay their subcontractors.
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Network Rail is inviting suppliers to bid for the next generation of track work contracts, the largest of its kind being undertaken for the upcoming funding period.
Network Rail has launched its new technology Supplier Qualification System (SQS), designed to improve market engagement, provide greater visibility of business opportunities and reduce the time it takes to award contracts.
Three Network Rail employees have today been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list:
- Ian Stevens, programme manager, MBE, for services to suicide prevention
- Scott Heath, project manager, BEM, for services to the LGBT community
- Mark Carne, chief executive, CBE, for services to the railway industry
Stations to get even greener - Network Rail marks World Environment Day with major environmental announcements for managed stations
Network Rail has today announced plans to tackle three significant environmental issues in the country’s biggest and busiest rail stations.
- Ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020
- Implement a coffee cup recycling scheme for managed stations by the end of 2020
- Expand the roll out of coffee ground recycling to all managed stations by the end of 2020
Network Rail, Go-via Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Northern today apologised to all passengers affected by recent disruption, and set out how the organisations are going to improve the service for customers as quickly as possible.
Network Rail has today announced that Andrew Haines OBE has been appointed as its new chief executive. Andrew, who has had a wide ranging career in the rail industry and transport sector, joins following completion of his current role as chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
- 20 May sees new national timetable introduced with thousands of new services and new timetables and schedules
- 26 – 28 May (bank holiday ) sees £78m of investment projects being delivered around the country to improve services
- Vast majority (95%+)of the network is unaffected by engineering work but passengers are advised to check before they travel