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Fast Trackers II

Network Rail and Mott MacDonald's engineering outreach programme was even bigger and better on its 2019 return A looming skills gap in rail engineering continues to...

Chaplains call for help

In times of need they are there without hesitation, offering a listening ear and confidential support. But now, in its time of difficulty, the...

RailStaff July: Tragedy

Sadly, shortly before this issue went to print, the industry was hit with the news that two railway workers were killed by a passenger...

Rail Safety Week

Whether it’s the introduction of new rolling stock, timetables or a company structure, change poses a risk to safety and must be considered carefully.  That...

Tomorrow’s trains

The fruits of a booming uk rolling stock market were on show at Railtex as suppliers and major manufacturers promoted innovative new products and...

Diversity and inclusion: The shape of things to come

How the organisation developing the UK's new high-speed rail network is changing the industry's diversity and inclusion practices Mark Lomas joined HS2 as its head...

More than just an awards ceremony

If you’ve been to the RailStaff Awards, you’ll understand it’s an event like no other.  Not only does it bring frontline and corporate staff together...

Training in the virtual world

Stewart Thorpe tests out two of the latest virtual reality training tools With a whistle pressed against my lips, I take one final look along the...

Railtex recap…

Innovations were showcased, knowledge shared and friendships renewed at Railtex 2019 - the 14th such show. Organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the biennial show is...

Network health clinics

Stewart Thorpe went to the doctors to learn about a bold new approach to occupational health New life has been breathed into a derelict building...

Supplier of the Year

Buckingham Group stole the show at Network Rail’s Partnership Awards as it bagged three of 15 trophies - including the coveted Rail Supplier of...

HS2 train bidders show their cards

Bidders for the HS2 train contract have revealed computer-generated images of their proposed designs. Alstom, CAF, the Hitachi-Bombardier JV, Siemens Mobility and Talgo have all...

Network Rail regional MDs announced

Five new regional managing directors have been appointed at Network Rail as it continues its reorganisation under chief executive Andrew Haines.  John Halsall, Mark Langman...

CrossCountry’s Cooper retires

Andy Cooper, the managing director of CrossCountry, retired from his post on June 1.  Andy has enjoyed a long career in the rail industry. As...

Driver swaps Javelin for G40

High-speed train driver Toby Trice swapped rail track for the race track on May 18 as he made his motorsport debut in a Ginetta...

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 West Indies, Asquith was one of...

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.  The Rail Person...

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 problem Before joining...