“Basically, it’s Weight Watchers with your mates at work,” explained Steve Featherstone, Network Rail’s track programme director, who is putting his weight behind a new health challenge launched in February.  His description of the project might be brief, but its potential impact is anything but.  A different type of enhancement programme Titled the Track Safety…
Topics included the effectiveness of mental health first aid, establishing credible benchmarks and rail’s occupational health struggle RSSB’s chief operating officer Johnny Schute began proceedings at its Annual Health and Wellbeing Conference in January....
BTP officer Leon McLeod is running his first marathon to raise money for servicemen and women who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On April 28, PC McLeod will be among the thousands...
Plans are in place for one final steam train to travel through the central section of the London Underground.  Details are currently limited, but the steam train will travel on the District line as...

Execs depart Orange Army

Francis Paonessa, the managing director of Infrastructure Projects (IP), and Alison Rumsey, group human resources director, are both set to leave Network Rail. Francis joined IP from Bombardier in 2014 and will leave Network...
Andy Joy has been promoted to rail sector director at Amey.  The former business director joined the company in 2018 following the acquisition of the majority of Carillion’s rail business.  Andy...
Hull Trains has appointed Mark Shepherd as its head of safety and environment. Mark will tackle issues surrounding the operator’s existing fleet, its new Class 802s and also address abuse to train staff.
Chief executive Andrew Haines has concluded that "the need for radical change is clear“ at Network Rail after completing his 100-day review. Under his direction, Network Rail is set for a reorganisation to drive...
After 16 months of toil, the fate of the planned European rail giant Siemens Alstom was revealed on February 6. Unresolved concerns surrounding its impact on competition and the price of signalling and very...
With weeks to go until it was set to expire, the Department for Transport has extended Stagecoach's operation of the East Midlands franchise. The new contract begins on March 3 and extends the transport...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

https://issuu.com/railmedia/docs/railstaff-december-19

West Coast appointments

Christmas work