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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 open the...

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 out more It’s...

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 sector in...

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 suspended in...

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 it was...

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 and Southern Traincrews (TC) romped to...

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. Estimates put the...

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 the partnership...

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 how the...

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 Rail’s geographical...

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 and also...

Powering rail productivity: The case for greater diversity

Stewart Thorpe outlines why rail needs to draw on new pools of talent In a quiet side street office in the heart of Westminster,...

Gender diversity at Network Rail

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, tells Stewart Thorpe what Network Rail has done to tackle three things that have traditionally hindered women...

RailStaff Aug/Sep: Guest editor takeover

When I was first asked to be one of the guest editors for this special issue focused on gender diversity, I jumped at the...

RailStaff Aug/Sep: Meet the guest editors

One woman from the supply chain, one from Network Rail and another from the driver's cab; together they have helped to shape the August/September...

RailStaff July 2019: Bowled over in Brussels

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The European Tram Driver Championship

Metrolink duo Caroline Haynes and Steve Shaw recorded the best finish for a British team at this year's contest. They tell Stewart Thorpe what it was like...

Nowhere to hide

Chief inspector Peter Kooper talks to Stewart Thorpe about BTP's new approach to counter terrorism The terror attacks of 2017 reminded us all that terrorism can...