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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...

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,...

Another rollercoaster year

Somehow, we’ve come to the end of another year, and it’s been one crammed full of successes, surprises, and struggles for the industry. Looking at...

Expert commentary: Sambit Banerjee, Siemens Mobility UK

Railstaff sat down with Siemens Mobility UK CEO, Sambit Sanerjee, to consider his career, his new role, and the company's commitment to the environment...

Nurturing neurodiversity: Creating a more inclusive workplace

Ian Chapman is AtkinsRéalis’ practice director for the Rail Systems & Infrastructure Practice. He has three sons, all of whom are neurodivergent in different...

A record year for RAIB reports?

Colin Wheeler Colin Wheeler gives us a roundup of the latest safety reports from the Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB). Calendar year 2023 looks like being...

Young Rail Professionals: Exciting developments

Bonnie Price, Chair, YRP In an exciting development for the railway industry and, by extension, us young rail professionals, Network Rail has issued a call...