Post-traumatic stress disorder represents a real risk for rail staff

RSSB has released a film to help companies look after their rail staff better: Rail staff suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could be putting themselves at risk if their condition is not properly recognised and treated.
International Rail News

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Testing of first TransPennine Express Nova 1 fleet begins in UK

UK
The testing of TransPennine Express’ Nova 1 fleet has begun in the UK, with the first vehicle carrying out its maiden run between Doncaster and Darlington.

Civitta Estonia and Railistics will assess the feasibility of Pärnu terminal

Rail News
RB Rail has awarded the contract to conduct the feasibility study of Pärnu freight terminal in the context of the Rail Baltica project to Civitta Estonia AS and Railistics GmbH. The contract, excluding VAT, is valued at €139,876.

Sydney Ferry Opal journeys up 2.5% in 2017-18 Financial Year

Other Transport News
Opal journeys for the Sydney Ferries franchise in the financial year ending June 2018 totalled 15.326 million, up 2.5% on the previous year.

Network Rail submits East West Rail phase 2 development plans

UK
UK infrastructure manager Network Rail has submitted plans to develop the second phase of the East West Rail project.

Network Rail submits final proposals for East West Rail phase 2

UK
The East West Rail project, built progressively in phases, will create a world class rail link connecting Oxford, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge, connecting communities and businesses to create more jobs, more economic growth and more sustainable housing.

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 statistics rank UITP in first place

Europe
The European Commission has updated their H2020 statistics for the period 2014-2017, which ranked UITP first for transport research in all of Belgium and second in Belgian NGOs for European Union funds for research with 21 projects.

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