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From operational support to having a seat on the board

Long-serving Hull Trains employee Louise Mendham has been appointed as its new production director. She joined the open access operator 14 years ago as operational...

Tackling the plant operative shortage

Flannery Plant Hire is working to help tackle the industry's skills gap while working on HS2. The Wembley-based company currently has 30 plant operatives involved...

RailStaff: 250 issues not out

When RailStaff was launched at the tail end of the last millennium, it wasn’t just the beginning of a new age for Britain’s railways....

Ex-HS2 CEO joins Nichols

Simon Kirby, the former chief executive of HS2 and chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce, has joined the Nichols Group as an associate senior advisor. In...

New MD for HS2 JV

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has appointed Mark Davies as the managing director for its HS2 joint venture (JV). Mark Davies will take on the role...

Call for comments ahead of 5G trial on TransPennine route

Companies interested in taking part in an innovative project to trial 5G on the TransPennine route have been asked to come forward with their comments. The...

Ex-Costain rail director becomes chairman of Aspin

Civil engineering firm Aspin has appointed Costain's former rail director Gren Edwards as its new chairman. Edwards brings with him a wealth of  experience in the...

Morson acquires Anderselite

Morson Group has completed a takeover of Anderselite Holdings, the parent company of technical recruitment agency Anderselite Ltd. As a result, Anderselite will now become part of...

London business explains how city could pay for Crossrail 2

With London asked to foot half of the bill to deliver Crossrail 2, business advocacy group London First has come up with a plan...

Digital railway comes to Derby

Balfour Beatty has opened a Rail Innovation Centre at its site in Derby which will drive the development of its intelligent asset management technology. Around...

Fair deal for suppliers

In 2012, Network Rail introduced its Fair Payment Charter - a voluntary scheme which encouraged the industry’s biggest contractors to pay their suppliers faster....

New commercial director at Merseyrail

Merseyrail's head of marketing and corporate social responsibility (CSR) Suzanne Grant has been promoted to the role of commercial director. Over the past five years...

Crossrail HR director joins Siemens

Siemens UK & Ireland has appointed Crossrail's former talent & resources director as its new director of human resources. Valerie Todd will start on October...

Industry veteran added to Hull Trains managerial team

Industry veteran Steve Pugh has become the latest appointment at open access operator Hull Trains. Steve, whose career began as a British Rail trainee driver...

New Crossrail board appointments to support transition to the Elizabeth line

Crossrail has announced the appointment of three new members to its board to support the project's transition to the Elizabeth line. Non-executive directors Pam Alexander...

Application successful to launch new Blackpool North-Euston service

Great North Western Railway (GNWR), owned by Arriva Trains subsidiary Alliance Rail Holdings (ARH), has successfully applied to operate new direct passenger services between Blackpool...

Midland Metro becomes West Midlands Metro

The Midland Metro has been rebranded as the West Midlands Metro as control of the light rail system passes over from National Express to...

LNER completes takeover from Virgin Trains East Coast

London North Eastern Railway (LNER), the Department for Transport's (DfT) operator of last resort, has taken over the InterCity East Coast franchise from Virgin Trains East...