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...
Ankur Saxena of Furrer+Frey won this year’s Project Manager of the Year award. Ankur was singled out for his dedication and work on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP). Says managing director of Furrer+Frey GB, Noel Dolphin, ‘Ankur has made...
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...

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 centre for the first time. More than 200 delegates from Network Rail, its principal contractors and...
The UK’s congested railways are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technology, with many rail operators choosing innovative software-based solutions over new infrastructure, which is often costly and disruptive to install.  With more than 30...
Paul Ellis and his team at Liverpool Delivery Unit have been singled out for praise after submitting the millionth work order using the My Work app. Pioneered by ORBIS (Offering the Railway Better Information Systems) and Network Rail, the app,...

Rewarding potential

Electrical engineer Conor Maton from rail telecommunications leader telent has won this year’s Graduate of the Year title. Born and raised in Coventry, Conor studied electronic engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. He joined telent in 2015 and has made a...

Signal success for Phil Graham

Phil Graham of Network Rail has won this year’s Signalling Person of the Year Award. Many signallers owe their advanced knowledge of Railway Signalling to evening classes run by Phil. Signalling Person of the Year is sponsored by Morson Group. Friends...

Back in steam

60103 Flying Scotsman is back in public view following a decade- long restoration project, easing itself in with a series of test runs on the East Lancashire Railway. Once commissioning is complete in late February, Flying Scotsman season will begin, but not...
During the past 12 months, TBF has paid out more than £2.5 million in benefits to its members. The demand for its support is as great as it ever has been, illustrating the challenges facing many of the individuals...
How the organisation developing the UK's new high-speed rail network is changing the industry's diversity and inclusion practices Mark Lomas joined HS2 as its head of equality, diversity and inclusion...
April saw the Young Rail Professionals (YRP) Annual Black Tie Dinner, a yearly celebration of young people in rail. Always a glittering spectacle, this year’s bash at the Grand Connaught Rooms sold out in record time, with 460 YRPs, senior rail...
It was my privilege to open and host the 11th Rail Safety Summit on 1 November at the prestigious offices of Addleshaw Goddard in central London. I began by quoting from a report which now shows its age by...
The majority of people in the UK will benefit from at least one Amey service every day, says the company’s business director for the North, Richard Walker. Richard was astonished by that fact when he joined the company a few months...
Speakers from Network Rail, HS2 and the ORR will offer their insights into the challenges facing rail health and safety professionals approaching the start of the next control period. Ahead of this year's conference, find out a bit more about...
Tyler Corbishley joined the railway for a six-week summer job at Preston and never looked back. He read environmental science at university and went to work for First Great Western (FGW). ‘Tyler has spent the best part of a year...

Robbery staff remembered

The Reverend Richard Cook led a special service of remembrance for the victims of the Great Train Robbery on 8th August 2013, 50 years after the event - at Crewe Station. Former Crewe-based driver Jack Mills, who was coshed during...

Tomorrow’s trains

The fruits of a booming uk rolling stock market were on show at Railtex as suppliers and major manufacturers promoted innovative new products and services Although Bombardier and CAF were missing from the line-up,...
After a record breaking run with four star reviews across the board the play based on E. Nesbit’s classic, ‘The Railway Children,’ has returned to rave reviews at Waterloo Station. Star of the show is the 60 tonne steam locomotive. Leading...
Presenting the prizes at this year’s RailStaff Awards is Colin Flack, chief executive of the Rail Alliance. The one time army colonel now heads one of the fastest growing industrial organisations in Britain as well as running his own modest,...
The Hamburg Koln Express has celebrated its first six months of operations with an on-board concert. On January 23 the ‘Fastest Musical Festival in Germany’ took place during the train trip from Cologne to Hamburg. Various bands and solo artists, including...

TSSA’s Gerry Doherty to retire

Gerry Doherty, general secretary of TSSA is to retire at then end of the year. Doherty, 58, has been leader of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association for seven years. ‘I think this is the right time to go given all...
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 charity on the day, which welcomed around 4,000 visitors. More than 20 DRS locomotives were on...
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,...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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Christmas work