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A grateful nation says Thank You

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many strains on society. Large numbers of people are working from home or otherwise quarantining themselves, either...

End of term report

Tim Dugher, who is standing down as chairman of the network certification body (NCB), looks back on his time with the company

Railways need people

Graham Coombs visits Coyle Rail - popularly known as 'Coyles' - to find out just what it takes to be one of...

The challenge of new train introduction

New train fleets are being introduced into service, but they are almost all late. Malcolm Dobell considers why With...

Loosely speaking

Retiring as policy director of the railway industry association, peter loosley reflects on his time in the industry I...

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2019

The room falls silent. Bums occupy the edges of seats while the audience’s gaze locks onto the presenter’s lips as he prises...

Behind the scenes with BTP’s protest release team

The sophisticated tactics of protestors are being matched by the efforts of a specialist BTP team. Stewart Thorpe visits its headquarters to find...

Ditching diesel-only: greener alternatives to powering Britain’s trains

Train travel is considerably greener than most modes of transport. Of the 126 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the...

Weathering the climate change storm

At the start of November, Network Rail released dramatic video footage of a section of railway (pictured above) which had been left...

Valuing nature: The impact of the Varley Review

Public concern over the damage to wildlife caused by lineside vegetation clearances led to a DfT-commissioned report in 2018. one year after...

Victorious Thameslink Southern TC claim league title

An inaugural football league for railway workers has come to a sizzling end with an entertaining 4-0 encounter.  Thameslink...

Lest we forget: Hundreds gather to commemorate railway workers who died during World War One

Railway colleagues from all grades gathered at Southwark Cathedral to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting in the Great War.

Get into Railways: A job, a career, a purpose

GTR and The Prince's Trust have helped 182 youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds gain work experience through their 'Get into Railway' programme. As...

Archway: Educating – Empowering – Connecting

Archway, Network Rail’s LGBT+ employee network, recently held the third conference in its six-year history. Nigel Wordsworth went along to find out...

Susan Cooklin on life before Network Rail, introducing smartphone technology and change at Route Services

Describing what Route Services does is no easy task. Established in January 2016 to create a central provider of services to Network...

RailStaff October: Attention, class

Building Britain's railways in the 19th century was tough work. Railway companies initially recruited miners as they were accustomed to intense labour...

Powering rail productivity: The case for greater diversity

Stewart Thorpe outlines why rail needs to draw on new pools of talent In...

Gender diversity at Network Rail

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, tells Stewart Thorpe what Network Rail...