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GWR hosts special audience with civil rights activist Dr Paul Stephenson

On 1 October, Great Western Railway hosted ‘an audience with Dr Paul Stephenson OBE’ on board his very own train to mark the start...

Making rail more diverse

The rail industry has a seemingly eternal problem with attracting women and ethnic minorities into engineering roles.Rail is not the only industry to have...

Pride during a pandemic

The annual pride festivals provide a visible and colourful reminder that the LGBT+ movement is now (largely) an accepted part of society. Cancelled in...

The hidden disability Sunflower Scheme

At a time when people have to wear facemasks, and it is seen as antisocial not to do so, what about those who can't...

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

British Rail guard Asquith Xavier, who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966, has been recognised with a plaque in the waiting...

Talent and gender diversity in the rail sector

Guest writer Adam Razzell, head of transport and infrastructure at Advance Resource Managers, reflects on the diversity of talent in the rail industry and...

Network Rail promotes inspirational women on International Women in Engineering Day

New research, conducted by Savanta ComRes for Network Rail, has highlighted a lack of female role models within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)...

STEM with a difference

Paul Darlington joined a STEM event with a difference as 32 young women from Manchester took a train to LiverpoolMany roles on the railway...

Archway: Educating – Empowering – Connecting

Archway, Network Rail’s LGBT+ employee network, recently held the third conference in its six-year history. Nigel Wordsworth went along to find out how the...

Powering rail productivity: The case for greater diversity

Stewart Thorpe outlines why rail needs to draw on new pools of talentIn a quiet side street office in the heart of Westminster,...

Gender diversity at Network Rail

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, tells Stewart Thorpe what Network Rail has done to tackle three things that have traditionally hindered women...

RailStaff Aug/Sep: Meet the guest editors

One woman from the supply chain, one from Network Rail and another from the driver's cab; together they have helped to shape the August/September...

Women in rail freight

Railways have been used to transport vital goods since the early 19th century and, with an increasing focus on reducing the UK’s environmental impact,...

Research sheds light on why there is a lack of women in the train driver role

In a television news report from 1980, a reporter named John Doyle joined a train driver for a short ride on the West Somerset...

Reflecting society and shaping the world

Director Claire Jones and apprentice Imogen Parker talk about career paths, working for AECOM and what they love about engineeringI’m not Isambard Kingdom Brunel,”...

A talented team

Stobart Rail & Civils has gained a reputation as a business that invests in new solutions to drive safety and efficiency. Ballast undercutters,...

Breaking the mould: Leaders from adjacent sectors detail their plans to boost diversity

ConstructionForecasts from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predict the sector will need an extra 168,500 workers by 2023 as a result of continued...

Accelerating gender balance and diversity with HS2

WSP Rail’s managing director, Darren Reed, and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) manager, Abi Frost, discuss how HS2 is helping the business and the...