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Vienna match for Railsport

The Railsport Games Great Britain Chess Team took part in a strong Railway International Tournament in Vienna recently. The team took on Czech Railways, who...

Signal success for Heritage Supporters

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers has taken delivery of an historic locomotive nameplate. Class 37 locomotive no. 37232, belonging to DB Schenker, previously carried...

Rail debut for peace train

A freight train has run for the first time on a recently opened railway linking Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. The seven-car train pulled into a new...

Olympic gateway for Calais

A giant set of Olympic Rings has been unveiled on the entrance to the Channel Tunnel at Coquelles near Calais. The tunnel itself and High...

Make a date for MacroRail

Rail Alliance’s MacroRail 2012 will be held on the 12 and 13 September. The Rail Alliance is building on the success of last year’s event...

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,...

Railfest 2012 celebration in York

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...

Halloween humour highlights rail industry successes

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....

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...

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...

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...

Colin Flack to host RailStaff Awards

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...

London Underground backs RailStaff Awards

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...

Laing O’Rourke’s Graduate of the Year named

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...

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...

Network Rail Partnership Awards held at the Natural History Museum

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...

Station Sessions Festival at St Pancras proves to be a hit

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...

‘The Railway Children’ returns to rave reviews at Waterloo

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...