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Network Rail’s Sharon Salmon recognised in King’s Birthday Honours list

Network Rail’s Sharon Salmon has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the railway and diversity...

All change, please

There’s been a sense of change in the air ever since Rishi Sunak called a General Election for 4 July. It would be wrong...

Safety awareness & culture need to improve

Colin Wheeler I was pleased to see the recent updating of Network Rail’s Safety Bulletins on their Safety Central website which is accessible to all....

Expert commentary – Ruth Busby, GWR & Network Rail Wales and Western

Ruth Busby, people and transformation director (regional) for GWR and Network Rail Wales and Western, forged a career path in HR before joining the...

Time to close the gap

RailStaff’s new columnist, Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, explains why an industry-wide push on EDI is essential. In many ways, the rail industry is extraordinarily honest. When there...

Women in Rail: driving equality, equity, and diversity

It’s been some time RailStaff reported on the work of Women in Rail, the charity which strives to improve diversity in the industry by...

TOCs taking pride in diversity & inclusion

With Pride Month running from 31 May to 30 June, it’s an ideal time for the industry to champion diversity and fly the flag...

CPC: sharing its success

One of the most effective ways to guide a company to success is to ensure that employees are fully invested in their role, sharing...

RAIB publishes Annual Report for 2023

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its annual report covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2023. The report summarises operational...

RIA Northern Ireland welcomes new business engagement manager

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced Matt Taylor as the new Business Engagement Manager for RIA Northern Ireland. As a rail professional with...

QTS Training celebrates 15 years in business

National rail contractor QTS Group, is thrilled to mark the 15th anniversary of its training arm, QTS Training. To commemorate the occasion, QTS Training hosted...

Alice Coverlizza appointed to lead Trainline Partner Solutions

Trainline Partner Solutions, the B2B arm of Trainline, has appointed Alice Coverlizza as vice-president to lead the business. Trainline is Europe’s leading independent rail platform,...

New proposal aims to attract more young train drivers

Efforts to open up more careers in the rail sector to young people could improve the reliability of rail services under a new proposal...

Rail Minister applauds Railway Mission’s £1.8 million value to society

Rail Minister Huw Merriman joined fellow MPs and peers to hear how RSSB’s research is verifying the social value of the Railway Mission’s work,...

Noel Travers appointed new RIA chairman

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced that following a competitive interview process its Board has appointed Noel Travers as RIA’s new chairman. He...

New chair & vice chair appointed to RIA SME Group

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced the appointment of the new chair and vice chair for the RIA SME Group. Catherine Leech, managing director...

Anjuli Ramburuth appointed as Arriva Rail London finance director

Arriva Rail London (ARL) has announced the appointment of Anjuli Ramburuth as the company’s finance director with immediate effect. Anjuli takes over the role...

John Whitehurst appointed GTR’s chief operating officer

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has announced the appointment of John Whitehurst as its chief operating officer (COO). He will begin the role on Monday...