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Rail safety: Someone is listening at last!!

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its report on the track maintenance trolley that ran away at around 3 am on September...

Network Rail sees rise in satisfied suppliers

It takes a confident company to approach all its major suppliers and ask their opinions on the relationship between them. It also takes a...

High speed to Florence

The much-vaunted high-speed service between Milan and Naples in Italy got underway on April 28. Launched by independent operator NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori), the initial...

HS2 will build on Olympic success

Andy Milne spells out four reasons why the rail industry and Britain needs High Speed Two. As the surge of national optimism reached its crescendo...

Cost benefit bonus for IEP

The new fleet of IEP trains to be built at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham will provide better value for money than an equivalent...

Track Staff battle June Monsoon

Despite torrential rain in the north on 28th June closing both the main lines and the Newcastle– Carlisle line, track staff working flat out...

Storm staff conquer the three peaks

The Railway Children’s annual Three Peaks challenge suffered the worst weather since its launch ten years ago. Bad weather failed to stop teams from across...

Milton Keynes – Home of Railway Values

At first glance the choice of Milton Keynes as the new headquarters of Network Rail seems eccentric. Look a little closer and the move is...

Bridgeway Consulting – Leading by example

Bridgeway Consulting Ltd is supporting the Rail Safety Person of the Year at the RailStaff Awards 2012. With safety at the forefront of all operations...

Future of Sustainable Design

David Biggs, director of property at Network Rail, delighted delegates at the Future of Sustainable Design conference with details of retail outlets on stations...

Rail welcome for Olympic torch

Railway staff played a lead role in carrying the Olympic torch around Britain. FirstGroup’s Engineering Director, Clive Burrows, carried the Olympic torch in Chippenham, Wiltshire. 'To...

Three days at Infrarail

The rail industry was out in force at the ninth Infrarail Exhibition, held at the NEC near Birmingham. Over 5,500 people came to see more...

TBF backs Station Staff of the Year

The Transport Benevolent Fund (TBF) is backing the Station Staff of the Year Award at this year’s RailStaff Awards. Tom O’Connor, managing director of the...

FirstGroup sponsors Lifetime Achievement

FirstGroup is the proud sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s RailStaff Awards. The company is Britain’s largest rail operator carrying more than...

Angelica engineers rail success

Angelica Momodu, 18, Vital Rail’s first female apprentice, is urging other girls to take up rail engineering. ‘I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship and it...

Improving the railway is crucial to growth

Despite the continuing recession and the euro-crisis abroad, the Coalition Government is standing firm behind the rail industry, says Theresa Villiers. ‘The Government is pressing...

Devolution in the regions

DEVOLUTION. It’s one of the latest buzz-words in railways, but what does it mean? Last month, RailStaff talked with Network Rail and the train operator...

A View to a Thrill

Entries are now open for the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2012. Photographers around Britain are being encouraged to shine...