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First conductors for new Northumberland Line begin training

The first three conductors recruited to work on the new Northumberland Line have started their training with Northern ā€“ as the closing date for...

Health & Wellbeing Heroes

The wellbeing of employees should be a critical concern to all organisations, whatever the industry. Physical and mental health concerns can have the same...

Partners in safety

RailStaff speaks to Samantha Facey, Health, Safety and Security director at Govia Thameslink Railway, about itsrenewed partnership with the British Transport Police. The safety of...

Health & Safety Roundup

The past few months have seen numerous initiatives aimed at improving the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers. We give you a roundup...

Expert Commentary – Stuart Meek, Chief Operating Officer, South Western Railway

Stuart Meek is the chief operating officer (COO) at South Western Railway (SWR). He is passionate about making real improvements in Equality, Diversity, and...

LGBTQ+ champions

Pride month (1-30 June) is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and highlight its history, achievements, and struggle for equality. Supporting and celebrating...

New regional director for Northern in the North West

Craig Harrop has been appointed interim regional director for Northern in the North West. He took over on Monday 29 May, replacing Chris Jackson, who...

Avanti West Coast announces new managing director

Andy Mellors has been appointed managing director of rail operator Avanti West Coast with immediate effect. Andy has previously held senior roles at Great...

Trenitalia c2c appoints new head of safety & environment

Train operator Trenitalia c2c has appointed Stuart Browning as its new head of safety & environment. Browning joins from rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway, where...

Golden recognition for GWR apprentice team

The apprentice team at Great Western Railway celebrated golden recognition at the start of National Apprenticeship Week, while one of its shining stars has...

GTR sets out 2023 apprenticeships target

Despite challenges in the industry, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has continued to upskill and harness its workforce over the last year with a varied...

LNER celebrates apprenticeships success

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) marked National Apprenticeship Week 2023 by celebrating the contribution of more than 150 apprentices who currently work across the...

Southeastern celebrates 400 apprentices

Southeastern, the rail operator serving Kent, East Sussex and South-East London, has celebrated having 400 apprentices currently in training, with plans to recruit more...

GTR has announced a variety of internal promotions and appointments across the company

Express and Great Northern ā€“ has announced a variety of internal promotions and appointments across the company. Ralph Pidsley has taken on the role of Chief...

Lumo appoints new Service Delivery Director

Lumo, FirstGroupā€™s open access rail service between Edinburgh and London, has appointed Jen Clare as its new Service Delivery Director. Jen has almost twenty years...

Driving towards success

Matt Atkins The competition for train driving roles is incredibly high with hundreds, if not thousands, chasing each vacancy. The selection process is rigorous and...

LNER Appoints First Female Engineering Director

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is pleased to announce that Dr Linda Wain has been appointed to the role of Engineering Director. Dr Wain, who...

National Rail Contract awarded to Great Western Railway

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Great Western Railway (GWR) to continue operating the Great Western...