It takes a great deal of effort to organise and host a major awards event like the RailStaff Awards. It is a logistical juggling act with little room for error. Taking place on 29 November, the RailStaff Awards will be...
Rail companies of all sizes came together to recognise the industry’s greatest achievements at the Rail Partnership Awards on 7 June. Last held in 2015, the relaunched event was organised by Rail Media on behalf of Network Rail and provided...
Royal wedding fever has gripped the nation and nowhere is it being felt more than in the town of Windsor. With more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the town, to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan...
Who inspires you? A parent, a teacher, your best friend? You may never have thought to name the people who have shaped your life and career, but they are journeys that few people make alone. On 29 November, the RailStaff...
T‌he economic value of Britain’s railways was a recurring theme at Infrarail 2018. Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), opened this year’s show by suggesting that the value of the rail industry to the UK economy...
PLANTWORX, the UK’s largest working plant and equipment exhibition in 2019, is about to get even bigger with the introduction of a new dedicated section for the rail industry. New for 2019, RAILWORX, which is being organised by Rail Media...
Hundreds of engineers, consultants and project managers attended the Young Rail Professionals' (YRP) annual black tie dinner on Friday, April 13. The date may be considered unlucky for some, but for Andy Roberts, senior engineer at SNC-Lavalin; Cameron Shaw, apprentice...
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will no doubt be promoting the opportunities CP6 will bring rail suppliers as he delivers the opening keynote of Infrarail 2018. Grayling, who is coming to the end of his second year in the post, will...
Building a bridge isn't easy. Meticulous plans need to be sketched, materials need to be sourced and bought, engineers need to work together as a team. Then comes the most important part: the testing. School children from across the East...
Railway companies big and small are vying to be recognised as one of Network Rail’s top suppliers at the 2018 Rail Partnership Awards. Network Rail is working with Rail Media to host the new-look Rail Partnership Awards on 7 June...
The preparations are almost over for a team of charity cyclists taking on the Ride India 2018 challenge. Between 2-11 March, the riders will cover 450 km from Delhi to Jaipur in aid of Railway Children. The six-day ride will take...

Rail Week 2017

Building on the success of last year’s launch, Rail Week 2017 showed a new class of prospective rail professionals the exciting possibilities presented by a career in rail. Held during the second week of October, this year’s Rail Week was...

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...

Service with a smile

It can be rare for good customer service to get the recognition it deserves. Customers are far more likely to write in with a complaint than  with a complement. The same can’t be said for this year’s Outstanding Customer Service...

Great turnout for RVE Expo

More visitors than ever attended this year’s RVE (Rail Vehicles and Enhancements) exhibition which was held recently in Derby. An annual one-day exhibition for the rolling-stock supply industry, RVE has been steadily growing in size over the last few years. For...
A booklet entitled 'The Safety Movement' was handed out to Great Western Railway employees in 1913 to try to encourage its workforce to adopt safer working practices. It came too late for the 30,000 rail workers who were either...
With appearances from Madonna and Michael Jackson, a retro funfair and its own Club Topicana, the RailStaff Awards celebrated the industry's unsung heroes with a party like no other. Hundreds dressed in their finest - or in 1980s fancy dress...
Passengers appreciate good communication. During times of delays and cancellations, it can be the difference between a passenger being just mildly disgruntled or indignant. The winner of the Customer Service of the Year award at the 2016 RailStaff Awards was...

Award of a lifetime

Most companies have their problem solvers; someone who seems to have been around forever and has accumulated an encyclopaedic knowledge to match. The RailStaff Awards’ Lifetime Achievement category gives these men and women a stage to be celebrated - sometimes...

Improving safety and standards

The Rail Safety Seat belts and Standards Board (RSSB) was established in April 2003 in the aftermath of the Ladbroke Grove railway crash. Hundreds were injured and 31 people killed when two trains collided at a combined speed of...

Shot in the ARM

The story of rail recruiter Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) is one of enduring success. The Portsmouth- based agency has spawned new businesses and helped thousands of people find work in the rail industry. As much as it has contributed...

The future’s bright

With focus very much on the future and what that looks like for rail, the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) wants to show the industry how it is developing for a changing industry. The Railway Benefit Fund - sponsors of the...

Using touch to treat trauma

MAX Conflict Management's Mark Wingfield will be at the RailSafety Summit this month to explain how a new therapy based around touch can be used to help railway staff who have experienced a trauma. Mark is a certified practitioner of a...

Management matters

Project managers are often the ones in the firing line but seldom do they get the recognition they deserve for a job well done. A scheme that runs to time and to budget isn’t news, but when a project faces...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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Christmas work