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East Linton Station Development Underway

Works are now going ahead to start the construction on the new East Linton Station.  This will be the first time in over 50 years that the village will see trains call at the station. The first station in the village of East Linton opened in 1846 but train services were stopped in 1964....

Stress Awareness

The International Stress Awareness annual event which was established in 1998 was created to help provide support and resources for employees and organisations to efficiently manage stress within the workplace. Work-related stress in the Rail Industry is a health concern that left untreated can cause illness, and increase human errors, all of which can...

Severn Valley Railway Musical Adventure

Severn Valley Railway is running a heart-warming, festive steam- or diesel-hauled service from Kidderminster to The Engine House at Highly, Shropshire that will take passengers on a musical adventure beginning at 7pm on 27th November until 18th December. On entry there will be mulled wine refreshments, each evening a range of carols and Christmas...

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday After four brutal years of war and an estimated total of 1,350,000 deceased soldiers and civilians in Great Britain and Ireland, the sun rose to a day of hope and eventual peace for our worn-torn country. Remembrance Sunday marks the end of hostilities between the Allies and Germany in 1918 with the...

Work Life Balance & Well Being

This week is “National Work Life Week” which aims to get employers and employees talking about their “wellbeing” at work.   According to research done in both the US and the UK from over 5,000 employed people a whopping 72% were confident in their ability to find a new job; and over half were considering...

Ways to Help Your Mental Health

Ways to Help Your Mental Health The 10th October is World Mental Health Day & all of us at SigTech Rail want to remind all our work colleagues that it's always important to not only look after your physical health but also your mental health too.  Psychological research has revealed several things you can...

Does Your Back Go Out More Than You Do?

Back awareness week is the 4-8th October and according to a Labour Force Survey (2018-2019) over 498,000 people suffered with some form of work-related musculoskeletal disorders of which 200,000 cases related to back pain.  Remember, its bad news when your back goes out more than you do! A whopping 6.9million workdays were lost due...

28 years in Signalling on the Railway

We would like to congratulate our Managing Director - Pete Lindley for attaining his 28 year anniversary working within signalling on the UK's railway infrastructure. Or as Pete would say "back in 1993 my mum said apply for this role... its a job for life." Why are mums always right? Pete commenced his railway...

Digital Signalling Upgrade for Manchester Rail Route

The UK railway infrastructure has been under immense pressure to meet the ever-growing capacity needs and greater passenger numbers.  So, since 2016 Network Rail have been investing into introducing the latest signalling and control technologies in line with the European Train Control System (ETCS) and Traffic Management Programme.  This means that the traditional and...

Works Continue on the UK’s First Intercity Digital Railway

Teams from Network Rail, Siemens Mobility and Atkins will be working over this Bank Holiday weekend on the latest stage of the East Coast Digital Program.  The works will involve upgrades to the track and signalling systems. The program is the first of its kind to introduce European train control systems within the UK...