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My life in rail: ‘Mr Motivator’ Aaron Koduah

Virgin Trains welcome host Aaron Koduah, 38, brightens up passenger journeys with his own motivational messages on boards at Crewe station. 

Chaplains call for help

In times of need they are there without hesitation, offering a listening ear and confidential support. But now, in its time of...

Rail Safety Week

Whether it’s the introduction of new rolling stock, timetables or a company structure, change poses a risk to safety and must be...

Tomorrow’s trains

The fruits of a booming uk rolling stock market were on show at Railtex as suppliers and major manufacturers promoted innovative new...

Diversity and inclusion: The shape of things to come

How the organisation developing the UK's new high-speed rail network is changing the industry's diversity and inclusion practices

Training in the virtual world

Stewart Thorpe tests out two of the latest virtual reality training tools With a whistle pressed...

Railtex recap…

Innovations were showcased, knowledge shared and friendships renewed at Railtex 2019 - the 14th such show. Organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the...

Network health clinics

Stewart Thorpe went to the doctors to learn about a bold new approach to occupational health

Young Rail Professionals: A call to action

Speaking at the YRP Annual Dinner, Polly Payne, rail group director general at the Department for Transport, delves into the industry's diversity...

Railway Children to reconquer Kilimanjaro

Following the announcement that the charity’s colossus fundraiser will return, Adam O’Connor, RailStaff production director, recalls his unforgettable experience from 2010

Military is good for rail

Stewart Thorpe finds out why so many service leavers turn to and succeed in the industry Come February 2020,...

Reading between the lines

Historian Dr Mike Esbester touches on illiteracy and the sad death of two track workers from 1914

An emotional goodbye

LNER staff marked the end of an era on March 20 when train manager Osman Khatri, 69, bowed out after 43 years...

Young Rail Professionals turns 10

Former and present-day chairs reflect on the organisation’s success as it celebrates a milestone year 

Safety gear and tech of the future

Stewart Thorpe shines the spotlight on five innovative new safety products for the rail industry which could become commonplace in the workplace

Co-operation over criticism

Mandy Geal, founder of culture change specialist Learning Partners, calls on the industry to drive out the blame games

RailStaff Awards: Time to embark on a new journey

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that the new line-up of rail industry heroes was crowned at the...

Real people, real stories

Samaritans’ Nikki Mugford writes about its new mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign As...