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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...

Railway Children to reconquer Kilimanjaro

Following the announcement that the charity’s colossus fundraiser will return, Adam O’Connor, RailStaff production director, recalls his unforgettable experience from 2010 Think back to 2009...

Military is good for rail

Stewart Thorpe finds out why so many service leavers turn to and succeed in the industry Come February 2020, Major Doug Hallam is set to call time on more...

The value of community rail

A new report from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) has evaluated the benefits of the community rail movement to individuals, local areas and society. Across the country,...

Reading between the lines

Historian Dr Mike Esbester touches on illiteracy and the sad death of two track workers from 1914 Today we might take the ability to read...

National College name change

‘High speed rail’ could be dropped from the National College for High Speed Rail’s name as it seeks to extend its reach. Instead, the engineering institution could be called...

RailStaff May: A micro mobility revolution

After we tied the knot last month, Eurostar shuttled me and the new Mrs Thorpe into the heart of the French capital.  A short four-day trip was filled with...

New map aids disabled passengers and informs others

A new Access Map has been introduced to guide disabled people, and others with mobility difficulty, of the facilities available at each railway station in the country. Viewers can...

Sheepish Network Rail solves woolly problem in Cumbria

The Settle to Carlisle railway is a well-known tourist attraction as well as a transport route. It traverses some areas of outstanding beauty, one of which is Swaledale, lying on the North...

An emotional goodbye

LNER staff marked the end of an era on March 20 when train manager Osman Khatri, 69, bowed out after 43 years on the railway. Osman and his brother...

Young Rail Professionals turns 10

Former and present-day chairs reflect on the organisation’s success as it celebrates a milestone year  2019 marks the tenth anniversary of four young leaders coming...

Safety gear and tech of the future

Stewart Thorpe shines the spotlight on five innovative new safety products for the rail industry which could become commonplace in the workplace

Warming up for Railtex

Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, if you’re in the middle of planning your strategy for the UK’s premier rail exhibition, you’re in good company. If 2017 is...

New problems require new thinking

Ford & Stanley chairman Peter Schofield asks whether talent policies are costing rail companies more than they save The UK rail sector is currently in...

Co-operation over criticism

Mandy Geal, founder of culture change specialist Learning Partners, calls on the industry to drive out the blame games Have you ever been blamed for...

RailStaff Awards: Time to embark on a new journey

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that the new line-up of rail industry heroes was crowned at the 2018 RailStaff Awards for the difference they make to customers,...

Network Certification Body: Where it came from and where it’s heading

Sam Brunker recalls how Network Certification Body was established and discusses what he’s doing differently as its new managing director After six years at the...

V for vitality

Why one of the uk's largest suppliers of skilled labour has launched a health mot roadshow When’s the last time you went to your doctor's...

Real people, real stories

Samaritans’ Nikki Mugford writes about its new mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign As part of its ongoing work to prevent suicides on the...