Latest News & Blog posts

Welcome to the RPD News section, here you will find latest news within the rail industry and some great articles posted by our staff.

Rail News from across the country

Government gives First Great Western’s £360 million fleet the green light (written BY : Rail Professional First Great Western’s £360 million fleet of long-distance trains have been officially approved, following the government giving them the go-ahead today. Entering operation in 2018, the 29-train fleet will run between London and Cornwall and will have up to […]


GTR embarking on major driver training programme

The need for train drivers in the capital is great. By joining with Southern in July and implementing the Thameslink Programme, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will connect the East Coast main line and the Bedford to Brighton route at St Pancras and create many new cross-London journeys. Coupled with this substantial increase in services, GTR […]


Visit to MTR Hong Kong

We had the opportunity to visit MTR’S wonderful facilities in Hong Kong recently and Paul Durrant (RPD) had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people. They were very interested in LOROL’S training model and  had adopted the LOROL approach to developing and presenting competence standards themselves. Paul  looked around the training facilities and saw the approaches that the […]


Arriva Trains Wales moves forward

We have the pleasure of working with some great people within the industry and Arriva Trains Wales is one of them. We have already begun training sessions with Fleet for our Competence Management system as well as giving their staff an overview of Situational Awareness and our thoughts on Personal Protection Strategy. We include many […]