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Farewell to David Waboso

Industry colleague Clive Kessell looks back at the career of the talented project engineer The impending retirement of David Waboso, who currently heads up the Digital...

Health, High Output and the new community Challenge

“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…

RSSB’s Annual Health and Wellbeing Conference

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...

Hero officer aims to raise £10k for PTSD charity

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...

Last steam train ride through LU’s central section

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...

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...

Amey promotes ex-Carillion MD

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...

Shepherd to tend to safety at Hull Trains

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...

Andrew Haines’ 100-day review: “The need for radical change is clear”

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,...

Major rail merger hits the buffers but another is set to reach its destination

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...

Stagecoach receives five-month extension for East Midlands franchise

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...