We’re pleased to announce that Alison Rumsey, group HR director for Network Rail, will be part of the independent industry panel judging this year’s RailStaff Awards. Responsible for creating the overall people strategy for CP6, Alison was appointed to Network...
While the statistics show that working on the railway in 2018 is a far safer vocation than it was decades ago, staff still face many of the same risks. The very first Rail Safety Summit discussed the dangers of red...
Westminster, the Manchester Arena, Finsbury Park, London Bridge, Parsons Green and Grenfell Tower. 2017 was an exceptionally difficult year for the country. Nevertheless, following each incident there was an equal and opposite response from the emergency services. In London...
Shauni McDonald picked up her first award in 2011, quickly followed by another two in the same year. In 2012, she was presented with one more and then in 2013 she received yet another. Shauni has enough awards to...
Rail companies of all sizes came together to recognise the industry’s greatest achievements at the Rail Partnership Awards on 7 June. Last held in 2015, the relaunched event was organised by Rail Media on behalf of Network Rail and provided...
Royal wedding fever has gripped the nation and nowhere is it being felt more than in the town of Windsor. With more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the town, to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan...
Who inspires you? A parent, a teacher, your best friend? You may never have thought to name the people who have shaped your life and career, but they are journeys that few people make alone. On 29 November, the RailStaff...
PLANTWORX, the UK’s largest working plant and equipment exhibition in 2019, is about to get even bigger with the introduction of a new dedicated section for the rail industry. New for 2019, RAILWORX, which is being organised by Rail Media...
With appearances from Madonna and Michael Jackson, a retro funfair and its own Club Topicana, the RailStaff Awards celebrated the industry's unsung heroes with a party like no other. Hundreds dressed in their finest - or in 1980s fancy dress...

The RailSport Games 2017

The RailSport Games returned to the East Midlands for the first time in 17 years to give staff from across the sector the chance to take home gold in their chosen sport. Hundreds of challengers arrived at Loughborough University on...
East Midlands Trains has signed up for the RailSport Games this summer. As well as bringing many of this year's competitors to the event, the company will be competing for gold across a number of sports. The operator, which is...
Network Rail’s Bill Cooke would have been briefly disappointed to miss out on the Safety Person of the Year award to John Abbott and colleague Roan Willmore, but his fundraising exploits ensured he’d come away with a trophy before...
Danny Roberts of TransPennine Express and Natalie Dickinson from ISS Labour were the first winners of the night at the 2016 RailStaff Awards. Danny, a customer service assistant at Grimsby station, won the Outstanding Customer Service accolade. His nomination described a...

RailSport 2016

LOROL capped their victory in this year's RailSport Games five-a-side final with a beautifully lofted goal from behind the halfway line - a high quality finish to what had been a hard-fought day of competition. Teams representing companies from across...
There must have been some point during the 10-year restoration of Flying Scotsman when even the most optimistic of the engineers involved wondered whether the world-famous locomotive would ever run again. The restoration was meant to be a short pitstop...

Steam Drama at King’s Cross

The Olivier Award-winning stage version of Edith Nesbit’s ‘The Railway Children’ is set for further performances during school holidays this year at its purpose-built railway theatre near King’s Cross. Set in a temporary venue, on what was once the York...

Magenta magic in Birmingham

Midland Metro’s new magenta trams have entered passenger service between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, ticking off the first major milestone in the system’s relaunch. When the New Street link opens in 2015 - returning trams to Birmingham City Centre for the first...
Local people in Dawlish have taken rail’s Orange Army to heart – it’s official. As rail leaders and politicians headed west to Dawlish, local people congratulated over 300 rail heroes and vowed to make more use of the train in future. Says Mark...
The RailStaff Awards 2013 will be held on Saturday 5th October at the ICC in Birmingham, marking a phenomenal year for the rail industry. Last year over 800 railway staff and their families attended. This year it looks like 1,000...

Royal visit to Baker Street

Marking celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the London Underground, the Queen and Prince Philip with the Duchess of Cambridge visited Baker Street station to check out new air-conditioned walk through trains and talk to railway...
One of America’s iconic railway stations, New York’s Grand Central Terminal - colloquially known as Grand Central Station - celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Now the home of the Metro-North Railroad, the station boasts top class restaurants, cocktail lounges,...

Take a view

A picture by Graham Hobbs of the 08:30 service from Hamworthy speeding through Holes Bay at Poole, Dorset (above), has won the Network Rail Lines in the Landscape award as part of the Take a View Landscape Photographer of...

Gold Standard for Games Trains

Railways have been praised for rising to the challenge of delivering 1000s of sports people and spectators to and from the 2012 Olympics in London and associated venues across Britain. Over five million people used the railway, an increase of...
It takes a confident company to approach all its major suppliers and ask their opinions on the relationship between them. It also takes a fairly strong-minded supplier to tell its major customer what is wrong with that relationship. But...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work