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Rail passengers reminded to look out for their friends’ safety this Christmas: Chistmas Intoxication Campaign BeAFirstClassMate

Rail passengers reminded to look out for their friends’ safety this Christmas

Wednesday 5 Dec 2018

Festive party-goers are being urged to take extra care of their friends and colleagues - as new figures reveal that within the Christmas and New Year period, the number of violent offences recorded at railway stations fuelled by alcohol have more than doubled in the last two years¹.

In light of these shocking figures, Network Rail has partnered with the British Transport Police (BTP) and with the support of alcohol education charity Drinkaware, to urge Christmas party goers to take extra care of themselves and their friends when travelling on the railway this festive period.

Network Rail open for business as Innovate UK partnership creates new channel to procure innovation: Network Rail open for business as Innovate UK partnership creates new channel to procure innovation

Network Rail open for business as Innovate UK partnership creates new channel to procure innovation

Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

In a bid to see new ideas, greater efficiencies and more investment in the railway, Network Rail is partnering with Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency that helps grow the UK economy by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas from the UK’s world-class research base. The news comes as the railway infrastructure company says it is transforming, and increasingly opening up to new ideas that bring value for money and innovation.

More of us are acting to help prevent suicide: Small Talk Saves Lives phase 3

More of us are acting to help prevent suicide

Tuesday 6 Nov 2018

Small Talk Saves Lives campaign sees increase in public looking out for those at risk 

Figures released today (7 November) show a 20% increase* in the number of times the public has acted to prevent suicide in the rail environment.  

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