Top cop awarded QPM

British Transport Police Federation Chairman, Inspector Alex Robertson, has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours List. Alex Robertson, from Glasgow, joined BTP in 1978 and became Chairman of the BTP Federation in 1999. Alex has...
The National Railway Museum in York is planning a nine day celebration of Britain's railways next year. The festival will bring together over 30 record-breaking locomotives that have made their mark on rail history. Railfest 2012 will be staged in York...
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...

Back Yard bonus for Infrarail

The Yard, an exhibition display area dedicated to plant and machinery used for rail construction and maintenance, will be a major new feature at Infrarail 2012. The Yard will be staged in close collaboration with the Rail Plant Association and...

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...

Haythornthwaite urges vision

‘I've never been in an industry before where growth felt like such a problem,’ says Rick Haythornthwaite, Network Rail’s chairman. Speaking at the inaugural Bradshaw Address Mr Haythornthwaite urged the 150 rail leaders present to develop a vision which enables...
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,...
London Underground joins Network Rail this year as overall sponsor of the RailStaff Awards 2011. London’s Underground is one of the busiest urban rail networks in the world. The Tube carries more than one billion passengers a year, as many as...
Martin Staehr has been named Laing O'Rourke's Graduate of the Year. Martin heads a strong field as part of the 2008 intake. "The win was genuinely unexpected; I was up against some top class competition. I'll make the most of the...

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...
The Natural History Museum in London was the setting for the third Network Rail Partnership Awards. Six hundred representatives of the rail industry’s hard working suppliers and partners gathered to hear Sir David Higgins, chief executive of Network Rail praise...
Top band, the Guillemots, opened the Station Sessions Festival at St Pancras International recently. The band performed numbers including ‘I must be a lover,’ before a crowd of passengers, fans and shoppers. Organised by High Speed One, Station Sessions is one...
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...
This August railway staff in Russia will be celebrating Railway Workers Day on 7th August. Railway Workers Day is Russia’s oldest professional holiday. It was established in 1896. Originally it was marked on 25 June, the birthday of Emperor Nicholas I who...
Once again the Wing Award for Safety resulted in a tie between two major contributors to the field of railway lineside safety. John Camp, of Cleshar Contract Services Limited wins the award together with Simon Henser of MPI. The Wing Award...
Lanes Group plc has won a gold medal at this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety awards, for the second year running. Said a delighted John Glover, Lanes Group H&S Manager: "I cannot emphasise enough what this means to us. It is...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work