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RailStaff Awards: Meet the rail industry heroes of 2017

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...

When good communication matters

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lesson learned

Seaton Rail is returning in 2017 to support the RailStaff Awards once again. Seaton Rail will be putting its name against the Trainer or Training...

The RailSport Games 2017

The RailSport Games returned to the East Midlands for the first time in 17 years to give staff from across the sector the chance...

Recognition for future leaders

Apprentices are now first in line to meet dignataries and VIPs at project sites. An enthusiastic PR campaign over the past couple of years...

Seven years saving lives

Partnerships in industry are usually measured in terms of turnover and on-time delivery - few are judged on their value to society. Samaritans has been...

Railway mountain challenge reaches fundraising summit

Railway mountaineers again took on the Three Peaks by Rail challenge in aid of Railway Children - the charity which supports vulnerable young people...

Competitors rise to RailSport challenge

Back for 2017 in its new home of Loughborough University, the RailSport Games gave the industry's brightest sports stars the opportunity to bring back...

Waiting almost over at Widnes

Construction of Alstom’s new technology centre in the industrial town of Widnes, Cheshire, is nearing completion. The company has released a new set of images...

Rail rugby supports hero cop

RailSport Rugby is to donate half of the entrance fees for this summer’s tournament to raise money for the BTP officer who stepped in...

Digital developments of the digital railway

Striving to tackle the country’s rail capacity problem, companies are making a sustained push to digitise the railway. Stewart Thorpe reports from the Digital...

East Midlands Trains going for RailSport glory

East Midlands Trains has signed up for the RailSport Games this summer. As well as bringing many of this year's competitors to the event,...