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Network Rail partners with RSPB to improve safety at Lochwinnoch nature reserve

Network Rail has teamed-up with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to install new measures to keep wildlife safe at the...

Multi-million pound HS2 fund boosts hundreds of community projects

More than £16 million has been invested in community and business projects bordering HS2’s route, helping to drive the local economy, enhance the environment...

CrossCountry supports Cornwall grassroot community initiatives

Long-distance train operator CrossCountry has announced the grand totals of funding for local charity, the Cornwall Community Foundation, after a year-long funding period came...

Expert commentary – Dr Neil Strong, Biodiversity Strategy Manager, Network Rail

RailStaff caught up with Dr Neil Strong who spoke to us about his work managing Network Rail’s real estate, the role of new technology,...

South Western Railway Supports Samaritans as employees gear up to run the 2024 TCS London Marathon

Railway workers across are set to raise thousands of pounds for Samaritans this April as they put on their running shoes to take on...

Network Rail employee recognised in HM The King’s New Year Honours List for Ukraine Rail Aid work

Network Rail enployee Zoe Sookun has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the railway through her work in project managing...

SWR colleagues feature in New Year Honours List

Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours List. Chico Coulibaly, SWR’s Regional Manager based at Waterloo and Sam Camfield, Design Manager, have received their awards...

OBE for Great Western Railway and Network Rail director

A champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the rail industry has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. Ruth Busby,...

AI and the rail industry of tomorrow

RailStaff takes a look at the use of AI in rail and considers its wider implications for the industry. You’ll hardly have missed the fact...

Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions: Embracing Empathy for Mental Well-being

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, a wave of optimism sweeps across countless individuals worldwide. The air is filled with aspirations...

Good practice for protecting mental health

The rail industry is more aware of the importance of mental health than ever before, acknowledging the importance of emotional well-being and taking steps...

Walk the Wigan to Bolton rail trail

David Shirres Throughout Britain there are 70 community rail partnerships (CRPs) that work with train operators on various initiatives including bringing stations to life. The...

Investing in the future of Scotland’s rainforest

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, sheds light on an industry-leading two-year pilot project to enhance natural habitats near the iconic Glenfinnan viaduct. Network...

RBF: supporting staff through the energy crisis

As we finally start to emerge from the winter months, soaring energy costs remain a fact of life. Average energy prices in the UK...

Moving forward in 2023

Colin Wheeler As we enter 2023, my aspiration for this year is to see an end to industrial disputes and for our railways to move...

Freightliner Co-sponsors New Children’s Book Raising Awareness of Diversity and Inclusion in the Rail Industry

On 24th November, Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), joined other co-sponsors at Wolverhampton Station to celebrate the launch of a...

Video highlights huge task of keeping Northern’s trains clean & tidy

Northern has released a video highlighting the monumental task its 500-strong team of train presentation operatives have to keep its fleet of 345 trains...

Rail Staff Christmas Carol Service returns

The Rail Staff Christmas Carol Service returns on Thursday 15 December at St Mary’s Church, Somers Town, London. The event brings the whole industry together...