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RailStaff Awards: Investing for the future

The transition from one control period to another can be challenging, but the promise of investment in CP6 gives companies reason to be optimistic. Total...

RailStaff Awards: People – our number one priority

A business is only as strong as its people. “It’s an old cliche but I fully believe in it,” said Steve McLaren, managing director...

Who’s Hoo: A new home for Amtrain

Built at the turn of the millennium, the Hoo Junction training facility in Kent has seen some of the industry’s best and brightest come...

In case you missed it – Bringing track and train closer together

Digital Railway will bring engineers of different disciplines closer together than ever before. It will demand Within NCB, James is trying a system-wide approach...

In case you missed it – Komplete clean

The work of those who clean and maintain Britain’s trains goes largely unnoticed by the general public. These are the people who, on a...

In case you missed it – Supply and demand

At Rail Live, back in June 2016, Ballyclare announced its successful contract win to supply Network Rail with protective workwear. It’s been all go...

Gauging expectations

Colin Johnson, managing director of DGauge, discusses his vision and aspirations for the company and the challenges that lie ahead Britain’s rolling stock fleet has...

Thales: Setting the digital agenda

'The digital agenda’s with us, 
but we need to just go quicker 
in my view,’ said Shaun Jones, 
vice president of Thales UK’s Transport...

In at the sharp end

A few months have now passed since Network Rail changed the rules around the level of hand protection required on its work sites Since 1...

Difference between blisters and bliss

The average person walks five times around the earth in a lifetime and each step can exert a force equivalent to two times their...

Breath of fresh air

RPB Safety believes its brand new modular respirators will highlight an invisible threat facing the railway and demonstrate why protection is vital. Originally from New...

Apprentice value in the South Wales Valleys

The stirring beauty of the Welsh valleys can appear to mask the challenging mix of social issues faced by the region’s former mining towns...

Amey invests in rail expansion

Amey is already seen as a diverse business, employing more than 20,000 people around the country across a mix of sectors. Its name is...

Building HS2’s high-speed workforce

HS2 is moving from concept to reality. Achieving royal assent was a green light for construction to begin on the London to Birmingham high-speed...

Clear route ahead

Something like a thousand new passenger trains have been ordered for Britain’s railways over the last couple of years. Cities like Glasgow and Liverpool...

SNC-Lavalin flying the flag for rail managers

2016 has been a big year for us says SNC-Lavalin managing director Richard George. In the company’s own words, it has been a year...

A family affair

Teams that form a strong bond often refer to themselves as a family. Hitachi’s Ashford train maintenance crew - the winners of the Depot...

New blood

The RailStaff Awards sells itself on variety. One moment a long- serving employee can be receiving a lifetime achievement award for their rich, sometimes...