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Warming up for Railtex

Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, if you’re in the middle of planning your strategy for the UK’s premier rail exhibition,...

IMechE adds new safety test to Railway Challenge

A new safety test has been added to the IMechE Railway Challenge for 2019. Teams will have to design...

All sectors covered at Railtex as last few exhibitor spaces remain

With the exhibition now less than three months away, Railtex is taking final reservations for the last remaining stand spaces, as the...

Visitor registration opens for Railtex 2019

Professionals from across the rail industry can now register in advance for free to attend Railtex 2019, the 14th international exhibition of rail equipment,...

Procurement: New approaches for a new control period

Fresh opportunities are on the horizon for the rail supply chain and CP6 promises to provide a teaser of them. From the Shaw Review to...

RailStaff Awards: Good luck!

The nominations are all in and the votes have been counted. All that’s left to do is announce this year’s winners. Almost 300 nominations have...

Rail Safety Summit 2018: Light rail regulation, route devolution and mental health

It was my privilege to open and host the 11th Rail Safety Summit on 1 November at the prestigious offices of Addleshaw Goddard in...

Community rail celebrated at movement’s annual showcase

The Severnside Community Rail Partnership (SCRP) scooped the top award at the Association of Community Rail Partnerships' (ACoRP) biggest night of the year. Around 480 community...

Guardians of the railway

If you listen to speeches from industry figureheads, we are often reminded that passenger journeys on the railways have more than doubled in the...

Rail Safety Summit 2018 – Who is speaking?

Speakers from Network Rail, HS2 and the ORR will offer their insights into the challenges facing rail health and safety professionals approaching the start...

The UK at InnoTrans

Transport secretary Chris Grayling led the charge as UK rail companies went in search of new international opportunities at InnoTrans. The Railway Industry Association...

Track Safety Alliance on tour

More delegates than ever before attended the latest Track Safety Alliance (TSA) conference in October, which was held away from Network Rail’s Westwood training...

RailSport 2018: Speed, stamina and passion at the 25th annual games

Between 8-9 September, the long-running industry sports event welcomed hundreds of competitors back to Loughborough to challenge rivals old and new for a RailSport...

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: A touch of magic

The NEC isn’t the obvious place for the forces of magic and sorcery to place their portal into the mortal realm, but visitors to...

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...

DRS holds record-breaking open day

Direct Rail Services’ (DRS) Gresty Bridge depot in Crewe opened its doors last month for its annual open day. A record £37,351 was raised for...

Getting ready for the Digital Railway

The modernisation of the signalling and control systems that manage Britain’s railway will represent a sizeable chunk of the planned investment for CP6 and...