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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...

Railsport heralds Olympic Games

The 2012 Railsport Games will take place in Stanley Park, Blackpool, on 23rd and 24th June. The curtain raiser for the equally prestigious London Olympics...

Rail worker foils fire tanker

A railway worker has been praised for helping avert a disaster. A burning oil tanker had crashed into the side of a bungalow and was...

Kirby headlines Infrarail

Simon Kirby (right), managing director, Investment Projects, Network Rail, will be speaking at Infrarail 2012. A member of Network Rail’s board since 2003, Simon Kirby...

Railway Children MAD Appeal

There’s still time to join the Railway Children’s Make a Difference day. ‘We’re currently signing up as many people as possible to ensure our forthcoming...

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...