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Help in hard times

What can you buy for £1? You could pick up a couple of pints of milk. A chocolate bar, or two, if you’re lucky. Or, for £1 a week, you could become...

RailStaff Awards: From one family to another

In its 130-year history, Bollé has grown from a small cottage-based business in the French Alps to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium eyewear products.  Some of...

Tomorrow’s trains

The fruits of a booming uk rolling stock market were on show at Railtex as suppliers and major manufacturers promoted innovative new products and services Although Bombardier and CAF...

Diversity and inclusion: The shape of things to come

How the organisation developing the UK's new high-speed rail network is changing the industry's diversity and inclusion practices Mark Lomas joined HS2 as its head...

More than just an awards ceremony

If you’ve been to the RailStaff Awards, you’ll understand it’s an event like no other.  Not only does it bring frontline and corporate staff together in one big celebration...

RailStaff Awards: Three is a magic number

It’s been a busy few years for on-track plant hire specialists Total Rail Solutions (TRS). After investing millions of pounds in reliable, new equipment as part of its aggressive growth strategy, the...

Training in the virtual world

Stewart Thorpe tests out two of the latest virtual reality training tools With a whistle pressed against my lips, I take one final look along the...

Railtex recap…

Innovations were showcased, knowledge shared and friendships renewed at Railtex 2019 - the 14th such show. Organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the biennial show is the industry's biggest for rail suppliers and this year...

Network health clinics

Stewart Thorpe went to the doctors to learn about a bold new approach to occupational health New life has been breathed into a derelict building...

Supplier of the Year

Buckingham Group stole the show at Network Rail’s Partnership Awards as it bagged three of 15 trophies - including the coveted Rail Supplier of the Year gong. Fergal Kiernan,...

30th National Angling Championship

Organisers have announced the 30th RailSport National Angling Championship will take place on August 14.  Makins Fishery, Wolvey, Warwickshire, will once more host the tournament. The site, which is...

HS2 train bidders show their cards

Bidders for the HS2 train contract have revealed computer-generated images of their proposed designs. Alstom, CAF, the Hitachi-Bombardier JV, Siemens Mobility and Talgo have all released concept pictures after...

Network Rail regional MDs announced

Five new regional managing directors have been appointed at Network Rail as it continues its reorganisation under chief executive Andrew Haines.  John Halsall.Mark Langman.Rob McIntosh.

CrossCountry’s Cooper retires

Andy Cooper, the managing director of CrossCountry, retired from his post on June 1.  Andy has enjoyed a long career in the rail industry. As well as running CrossCountry...

Driver swaps Javelin for G40

High-speed train driver Toby Trice swapped rail track for the race track on May 18 as he made his motorsport debut in a Ginetta G40 sports car. Toby, who...

HS2 – 9,000 jobs & counting

Enabling works for Britain's new high speed line have continued to pick up pace with HS2 revealing it now supports 9,000 jobs.  The previous update, released in September, revealed...

RailStaff June 2019: An unsung hero

Asquith Xavier is not a name I had heard of until recently, but it should be. Originally from the West Indies, Asquith was one of thousands of people who...

Gatwick Express: Flying high after 35 years

Gatwick Express celebrated its 35th birthday on May 14.  On the day, customers were treated to limited edition tote bags, free cupcakes and entertainment from an onboard magician.

RailStaff May: A call to action

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Freightliner: Moving on up

Aggregate Industries and Hanson, two of the UK’s largest producers of aggregates, awarded a long-term, bulk rail-haulage contract to Freightliner through their Mendip Rail joint venture in December. Beginning...

Westermo: A long-standing ally of the RailStaff Awards

Of the group of current supporters, only charities the Samaritans and the Transport Benevolent Fund have backed the RailStaff Awards for longer than industrial communications specialists Westermo.  A partnership...

RailStaff Awards: A conduit for change

When Lee Woolcott-Ellis was recognised at the 2018 RailStaff Awards, it launched a roller coaster ride that he’s yet to get off.  The Rail Person of the Year was...

Get to worx!

The time is almost here for the launch of the rail civils and systems show Railworx Live demonstrations, working machinery and innovation will all be on display at Railworx,...

Young Rail Professionals: A call to action

Speaking at the YRP Annual Dinner, Polly Payne, rail group director general at the Department for Transport, delves into the industry's diversity problem Before joining...