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RailStaff December 2019: The next chapter

Going from one year into the next often feels like the beginning of a new chapter. Only, for 2020, there are significant...

RailStaff November 2019: The power is in your hands

Some months it’s difficult to know what to write in this editor’s column. The story of the railway is one that always...

RailStaff Aug/Sep: Guest editor takeover

When I was first asked to be one of the guest editors for this special issue focused on gender diversity, I jumped...

RailStaff July 2019: Bowled over in Brussels

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RailStaff July: Tragedy

Sadly, shortly before this issue went to print, the industry was hit with the news that two railway workers were killed by...

RailStaff June 2019: An unsung hero

Asquith Xavier is not a name I had heard of until recently, but it should be. Originally from the...

RailStaff May: A micro mobility revolution

After we tied the knot last month, Eurostar shuttled me and the new Mrs Thorpe into the heart of the French capital. 

RailStaff April 2019: Putting passengers first

Next month will mark two years since I stepped through the doors of hall three at the NEC for my first Railtex....

RailStaff March 2019: Turning point

Events of 2018 have proven to be the final straw for Network Rail in its current shape. After...

RailStaff Jan/Feb 2019: Reflections & resolutions

Whether you’re one for resolutions or not, you can’t deny there’s a renewed sense of optimism that comes when you emerge from the Christmas...

RailStaff December 2018: Get in touch!

Interviewing winners at the RailStaff Awards is my profession's equivalent of speed dating. Time is precious, you cut out the small talk and dive...

RailStaff November 2018: Times to remember

Issue 252 is my last as a member of the RailStaff editorial team. After six years and 70 or so issues, I’m saying goodbye...

RailStaff October2018: Under the radar

Earlier this month, a full timetable of passenger services operated through Derby for the first time in two and a half months. The mammoth...

RailStaff August 2018: Welcome back Andrew Haines

Our August issue comes out almost to the day that Andrew Haines OBE will take over as chief executive of Network Rail. Speaking to...

RailStaff July 2018: Hot and bothered

There’s been little opportunity to bask in the perpetual sunshine for Network Rail’s extreme weather action teams, who have been deployed across the network...

RailStaff June 2018: Testing times

The Rail Partnership Awards this month was a celebration of what the industry can achieve when it works together, said Mark Carne, delivering his...

RailStaff May 2018: The diversity debate

After spending a considerable amount of time calculating gender pay gap figures for this month’s issue, I had a sudden realisation: there’s a reason...

RailStaff April 2018: Spread the word

When it comes to advertising railway careers and the opportunities they offer, it’s helpful to have supportive voices fighting for the cause. With a...