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RailStaff June 2019: An unsung hero

Asquith Xavier is not a name I had heard of until recently, but it should be. Originally from the...

RailStaff Awards: A conduit for change

When Lee Woolcott-Ellis was recognised at the 2018 RailStaff Awards, it launched a roller coaster ride that he’s yet to get off. 

Young Rail Professionals: A call to action

Speaking at the YRP Annual Dinner, Polly Payne, rail group director general at the Department for Transport, delves into the industry's diversity...

Railway Children to reconquer Kilimanjaro

Following the announcement that the charity’s colossus fundraiser will return, Adam O’Connor, RailStaff production director, recalls his unforgettable experience from 2010

Military is good for rail

Stewart Thorpe finds out why so many service leavers turn to and succeed in the industry Come February 2020,...

The value of community rail

A new report from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) has evaluated the benefits of the community rail movement to individuals,...

Reading between the lines

Historian Dr Mike Esbester touches on illiteracy and the sad death of two track workers from 1914

National College name change

‘High speed rail’ could be dropped from the National College for High Speed Rail’s name as it seeks to extend its reach.

An emotional goodbye

LNER staff marked the end of an era on March 20 when train manager Osman Khatri, 69, bowed out after 43 years...

Young Rail Professionals turns 10

Former and present-day chairs reflect on the organisation’s success as it celebrates a milestone year 

East Midlands Railway

Transport officials have chosen Abellio to run the next East Midlands franchise.  Beginning on August 18 under the name...

Explosive package at Waterloo

Tuesday, March 5 is a day postmaster Kevin Beechey is unlikely ever to forget.  What began as a normal...

A league of their own

Four amateur football teams are battling it out for the inaugural GTR Railway Football League title. Brighton Train Crews...

Industry calls on volunteers to step forward in support of the Samaritans

The rail industry has announced the "Million Hour Challenge", which aims to encourage staff to donate their time, energy and skills to...

‘A Rolls-Royce as opposed to a Mini Metro’ – retired driver describes Great Northern’s Class 717 trains

A retired train driver has described the introduction of Great Northern's new Class 717 trains as Rolls-Royces replacing Mini Metro cars.

New chief at Kier

Andrew Davies, construction group Wates' former chief executive, has been appointed as the new CEO of Kier. He...

New home for old London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway uniforms

Shirts, dresses and ties that were once used by rail staff in the West Midlands are finding a new lease of life...

Easter engineering work “quietest for many years”

Although some routes will experience significant disruption, Network Rail said its Easter engineering work is "the quietest for many years" and will...