Track Partnership is sponsoring the David Maidment Award for Charity at this year’s RailStaff Awards.
Award-winning Track Partnership is a strategic alliance between London Underground and Balfour Beatty Rail.
Responsible for delivering essential track and drainage renewals across the London Underground network, Track Partnership’s innovation and improved planning systems keep four million people moving every day on the world’s oldest, biggest and best metro system.
The David Maidment Award for Charity is a popular category at the RailStaff Awards. Big-hearted railway staff raise thousands of pounds for a wide variety of causes month by month.
David Maidment, a career railwayman, set up the Railway Children charity in 1995 after witnessing at first hand the appalling conditions homeless children endure on India’s railway stations.
Says Tom O’Connor, managing director, Rail Media, ‘David’s pioneering work lead to one of the most successful charities in the UK. Railway Children operates in Africa, India and Asia as well as the UK. This is an award very close to the heart of the railway industry.’
Editor, Andy Milne agrees. ‘The Railway Children is in effect a partnership between all of us engaged in railways at all levels. I’ve lost track of the amount of people who take part in fundraising or simply backing colleagues as they shin up mountains, swim lakes and run races.
‘We’d like to thank Track Partnership for backing this award. The sense of purpose, ingenuity and improvement they’ve brought to the challenging job of restoring and upgrading the London Underground showcases the core values of the rail industry – generosity of spirt, friendship and an instinctive sympathy and respect for other people – it’s all there. Many thanks.’
As railway people, families and friends gather at the RailStaff Awards 2015 to celebrate, there will be no question the Track Partnership team will be hard at work carrying out major track replacement works as well as improving crossovers, junctions, sidings and termini.
From its base at London Underground’s Buckingham Palace Road, Track Partnership pushes ahead delivering high energy, targeted works during limited engineering hours and longer weekend possessions.