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...
Transport for London Over a hundred and twenty people were present when i opened this year’s Rail Safety Summit. Writes Colin Wheeler I then invited Transport for London’s Jill Collis (Director Health Safety and Environment) and Dr. Ian Gaskin (General...
The RailStaff Awards emphasises the success of railway staff from all backgrounds in delivering the railway day by day, night by night. That Colin Flack, who runs the Rail Alliance, should be hosting the event is quite fitting. Award winners...

Golf win for Railsport GB

Railsport GB maintained their dominance of European Railway Golf tournaments, when they retained their USIC Golf Championship title by a margin of 7 shots over their nearest challengers France. Four years on from their inaugural success in Luxembourg, the GB...
Leading project focused recruitment company, Navartis, is backing the Project Manager of the Year at the RailStaff Awards 2013. As the scramble continues to attract new people to the rail industry Navartis is taking the lead in supplying quality professionals...
Railway humour was out in force at this year’s RailStaff Awards. Staged at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham the evening had a Halloween theme. ‘Come straight from work have you, Julie?’ said a railway manager to a colleague who...

Cubitt returns to Square

With the old green canopy gone, the historic frontage of King’s Cross station has been revealed for the first time in 150 years. Lewis Cubitt’s magnificent Grade I listed Victorian station façade takes the lead in London’s newest public space...

Open day success

Staff at the Siemens train maintenance depot in Northam, Southampton raised £2,640 for those suffering with motor neurone disease by opening up the TMD for a behind-the-scenes Open Day. Over 1,700 local residents and rail enthusiasts turned up. Says Steve...

Get Ahead of the Games

Rail companies like Southeastern together with TfL, have joined forces to launch Get Ahead of the Games ‘Get Ahead of the Games’ aimed at keeping London moving during the summer Olympics. The ‘Get Ahead of the Games’ campaign will help...

War Memorial Returns

The historic war memorial at King’s Cross station has been reinstated at a special service held on Sunday 27th October ahead of Remembrance Day. Placed in temporary storage during the £550m redevelopment of King’s Cross station, which was recently completed,...

Drivers reunited

Crewe-based London Midland driver Bob Fletcher was amongst around 80 former A4 crew members who gathered at the National Railway Museum on October 26 to be reunited with the six surviving A4 locomotives. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower and 60010 Dominion...
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...
600 Network Rail volunteers are getting ready for the London Olympics. They will be joining Team London Ambassadors to welcome athletes and spectators – 80 per cent of whom are expected to travel to the Games by rail. Travel champions will...

Get to worx!

The time is almost here for the launch of the rail civils and systems show Railworx Live demonstrations, working machinery and innovation will all be on display at Railworx, which takes place at the...

Big top sensation sweeps rail

‘I must thank Pat Tollar in the Rail Media office,’ said Sally Ralston of Merseyrail at the RailStaff Awards 2014. Sally had nominated several people for awards, blissfully unaware that she herself was about to win the David Maidment...
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill visited Queensbury near Bradford today (June 23) where locals are trying to save a disused railway tunnel for future use as a cycle path. The structure, one and a half miles in length, is due to...

Rail BIM Summit

Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, came up with three rules to describe our relationship with technology. Number three says: Everything invented after you’re 35 is against the natural order of things. Adams was quoted by...
Westermo Data Communications is sponsoring the Signalling and Telecommunications Engineer of the Year award at this year’s RailStaff Awards. The award aims to highlight pioneering work developed by the rail industry’s signalling and telecommunications specialists as new projects and...

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...
Bridgeway Consulting is supporting the Rail Safety Person of the Year award at the RailStaff Awards 2015. Bridgeway Consulting, which has supported the RailStaff Awards right from its inception, itself moved to bigger, better premises on Nottingham’s Riverside Way...

Intertrain backs teamwork

Intertrain is supporting the Rail Infrastructure / Possessions Team of the Year Award. Over the summer, the Orange Army has been out in force progressing projects, upgrades and electrification up and down the network. Behind every project is a series...
As part of Samaritans suicide prevention partnership with Network Rail, Samaritans are again sponsoring the Lifesaver Award at the Railstaff Awards 2014. Now in its third year the Lifesaver Award aims to recognise the pre-emptive actions of station staff,...

The Mathematics of Success

While controversy continues to range over the letting of railway franchises the surge of support for the RailStaff Awards is not in doubt. This year people nominated for an award – taken all together – attracted over 30,000 votes. This...
Team Knutsford, Northern Rail, has already received a measure of recognition for its dynamic, go ahead work at the station on the busy Chester - Manchester line. Says station manager, David Tyrer, ’In January, Knutsford station won the ‘In Bloom’...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work