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Expert Commentary – Stuart Meek, Chief Operating Officer, South Western Railway

Stuart Meek is the chief operating officer (COO) at South Western Railway (SWR). He is passionate about making real improvements in Equality, Diversity, and...

LGBTQ+ champions

Pride month (1-30 June) is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and highlight its history, achievements, and struggle for equality. Supporting and celebrating...

RailStaff Insights – Celebrating neurodiversity in rail

Neurological differences such as autism are natural variations of the human brain and should be recognised and respected. In recent years, great efforts have...

Tracking EDI in the hybrid world

Stefan Murray, associate director at Mace Consult considers the impact that remote working has had on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and how the...

Neurodivergence in Rail: advancing thanks to difference

All human beings experience events and situations differently, in their own way. Indeed, this is the case for all sentient beings. Every group of people...

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...

Young Rail Professionals: Developments in rail and the implication for young professionals

Bonnie Price As the chairwoman of Young Rail Professionals (YRP), I am acutely aware of the impact that recent news in the railway industry has...

RailStaff Awards 2023: The event of the year

Every year, the Railstaff Awards gets bigger and better, attracting more interest, more sponsors, and more entries. The industry has its fair share of...

Award winning stories – Lee Woolcott-Ellis, Southeastern

Taking home a RailStaff Award might seem like the end of a journey. The reward for months or years of selfless hard work, the...

A lifetime of service

The railway is a way of life for many in the industry and unlike most other sectors it is not uncommon to find employees...

TBF celebrates station staff

The Transport Benevolent Fund CIO (generally known just as TBF), has stepped up once again to sponsor this year’s Station Staff of the Year...

Inspiring exceptional achievements

Every year, the RailStaff Awards honours the extraordinary individuals of the rail industry, but one award is bestowed on those deemed to have made...

Romain Pison joins SYSTRA as director of decarbonisation

Decarbonisation expert Romain Pison has joined Systra’s UK & Ireland Consultancy division. Romain joins the company as director of decarbonisation and will consolidate and expand...

Andy Lord confirmed as London’s Transport Commissioner

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Board of Transport for London (TfL) today announced that Andy Lord has been appointed as London’s...

New regional director for Northern in the North West

Craig Harrop has been appointed interim regional director for Northern in the North West. He took over on Monday 29 May, replacing Chris Jackson, who...

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...

MTR Elizabeth line announces new train service delivery director

MTR Elizabeth line has announced the appointment of Nick Westcott as its new train service delivery director. Nick has worked in railway operations for the...

Samaritans calls for more investment to support rail staff mental health

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans has called for vital investment from the rail industry to ensure rail workers get adequate support for their mental health....