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Alex Hynes appointed DfT’s director general for rail services

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the appointment of Alex Hynes to the role of director general, Rail Services. Alex will join the...

Liz Baldwin named new director for Southern Integrated Delivery

Liz Baldwin has been appointed as the Southern Integrated Delivery (SID) director to deliver Network Rail’s Southern region’s renewals portfolio for the next 10...

Network Rail appoints Jason Hamilton to lead railway in North & East

Jason Hamilton has been named as the new route director of Network Rail's North & East route. He will take over the role from...

Join us at the Rail Safety Summit – 12th March 2024

Britain’s railways have an enviable safety record but reports of incidents and near misses show there is room for improvement. Time and time again,...

Industry reacts to draft Rail Reform Bill

ers yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) put forward their plan for the future of the railways, publishing a draft Rail Reform Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny. The...

New year, new start

The weeks after the Christmas break always fly by and somehow we now find ourselves bang in the middle of February. While it may...

In memoriam: honouring the legacy of Tom O’Connor, the visionary founder of Rail Media

It is with profound sorrow that we share the passing of Tom O’Connor, the esteemed founder of Rail Media, on Sunday 14 January 2024....

More questions than answers

Colin Wheeler delivers the latest news in rail safety from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB). We are told that at some time during this...

Unique challenges in a changing climate

Met Office Climate Scientist Alice Lake discusses how climate change will continue to influence the efficiency of the UK’s railways. A winter of what has...

Honoured Members of the Rail Industry

When King Charles’ New Years Honours List was announced at the end of December, individuals across the country in all fields of work were...

The RailStaff Awards – A night like no other

It only seems five minutes since we were celebrating at the RailStaff Awards 2023, but we’re already preparing for another spectacular event. The Awards become...

Young Rail Professionals: Showcasing the industry

Bonnie Price, chair of the Young Rail Professionals (YRP) takes a look at Rail Week 2024 and looks forward to the YRP Annual Dinner...

City & Guilds: Upskilling the nation  

‘City & Guilds Training’, the training arm of City & Guilds, has  secured further funding from the Department for Education to deliver a new...

Advance TRS announces launch of CITILINE Limited

Specialist recruitment firm Advance TRS has kickstarted 2024 with the launch of an exciting new venture. In a statement released on 5 February, it...

Covid plaque unveiled by Network Rail chair and Railway Mission chaplain

A commemorative brass plaque has been unveiled at the National Railway Museum byNetwork Rail Chair Lord Peter Hendy of Richmond Hill and Angela Levitt-Harwood,...

High Speed Rail Group appoints new Chair

The High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) is delighted to announce that Dyan Perry has recently been appointedas the Group’s new Chair. In her newly created...

In memoriam: Honouring the legacy of Tom O’Connor, the visionary founder of Rail Media

It is with profound sorrow that we share the passing of Tom O'Connor, the esteemed founder of Rail Media, on Sunday 14 January 2024....

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...