Network Rail is once again supporting this year’s RailStaff Awards at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
The RailStaff Awards 2013 reflects the industry-wide dynamics of co-operation, openness and transparency evidenced by the success of Network Rail in building a bigger, better railway for Britain.
Men and women from all areas of the industry will be celebrating the achievements of hard working staff at the RailStaff Awards.
2013 is proving a busy year for Network Rail. Capacity enhancements are powering ahead at Reading and London Bridge as well as smaller schemes such as Peterborough and the latest round of platform extensions in the south-east.
Together with continuing improvements on the West Coast Main Line and preparations for the electrification of the Great Western
Main Line, 2013 will see solid progress on the expansion of the railway.
Top performing staff
The new station at Birmingham New Street proves what can be achieved by an industry working together, assisted by top performing staff with an emphasis on co-operation.
Network Rail is pushing ahead with apprenticeship programmes and graduate recruitment in a bid to expand the skills base needed as investment in rail continues in support of economic growth.
As the demands placed on the rail industry expand, Network Rail is seeing the benefits of devolving power to front line managers working in close alliance with train operating companies. The work of the Rail Delivery Group is further reducing costs and boosting efficacy.
Similarly the RailStaff Awards is a cross-industry initiative designed to bridge old divisions and rivalries. Train drivers, route directors, station dispatchers and network operations staff join together to celebrate the courage and professionalism of ordinary staff across the railway.
Says Tom O’Connor, managing director of the Rail Media Group, ‘We welcome Network Rail yet again to the RailStaff Awards and thank all staff for their support and encouragement. Network Rail and the ingenuity and professionalism of its staff forms the bed rock of the success story of the modern railway.’