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The development of engineering talent is in our hands

James Richards, engineering capability manager at Network Rail, encourages employers to run 'experience of industry' programmes to enable young people to gain insights into...

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2018

Not so long ago, in an enchanted land not so far away, a journey into a magical kingdom led to a fairytale ending for...

Network Rail’s Porsche racing champion

Project manager Gavin Johnson talks about his experience on the race track   Regular readers will be used to finding out about the industry’s remarkable sportsmen...

Former HS2 director bags high-speed job in Australia

A former HS2 technical director has been recruited to assist with the development of a high-speed network in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Professor Andrew...

RailStaff December: Extraordinary achievements, extraordinary people

https://issuu.com/railmedia/docs/railstaff-december-18 Read more: London Overground operator appoints engineering director  

Tree felling review: ‘Passenger safety is as vital as wildlife’

Review chair John Varley has called on Network Rail to be not only the safety railway in Europe but also the greenest as a...

Colas Rail: Sense of identity

From rail grinding to freight, on-track plant to train maintenance, it’s difficult to know where to start with Colas Rail. A series of acquisitions...

Bogie service centre opens in Lincoln

The bogies of Eurostar's Class 374s, Thameslink's Class 700s as well as bogies and wheelsets of other trains from Siemens' Desiro Classic platform will...

Worker dies after being struck by train

Investigations have been launched by the ORR, RAIB and BTP following the death of a track worker. In the early hours of November 6, a...

My Life in Rail: Caitlin Gent

For the first in a new series meeting rail staff at different stages of their careers, we sat down with rising rail apprentice Caitlin...

First shoots of HS2

Right now, across the country, thousands of people are starting work on HS2. After years of talk, preparatory work for Europe’s largest infrastructure programme...

RailStaff November 2018: First shoots of HS2, ‘My Life in Rail’ and a review of the Rail Safety Summit

https://issuu.com/railmedia/docs/railstaff-november-18 Read more: St Pancras unveils centrepiece for its festive display  

St Pancras unveils centrepiece of its festive display

The festivities have begun at St Pancras International station with the unveiling of its Christmas tree. Partnering with retailer Tiffany & Co, the station has this...

First Flirt arrives in East Anglia

Stadler has delivered the first bi-mode Flirt to Greater Anglia. The four-carriage train arrived into Norwich on November 15 after being pulled by a locomotive. A...

Talgo to build train factory in Fife

Talgo intends to build a train factory in Fife, Scotland, should it secure a major order. The Spanish manufacturer is one of five shortlisted bidders...

Jones in as rail minister following Johnson’s resignation over Brexit plans

Andrew Jones has been announced as the new rail minister following Jo Johnson's resignation. Jo, who assumed the role from Paul Maynard in January this...

Another medal for veteran judo fighter

Projects director James Hornsby, who featured on the cover of the August issue of RailStaff, has won a silver medal at the Veteran World...

FirstGroup promotes senior executive to CEO

FirstGroup has promoted chief financial officer (CFO) Matthew Gregory, who has also been the company's interim chief operating officer (COO) since May, to the...