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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...

The Train Drivers Academy

In the months up until 2021, around 7,000 new vehicles are set to be introduced by train companies across the country. Drivers...

Safestart: Wellingtons, wellbeing and an end to whistles, horns and detonators?

Passenger, worker and community safety is paramount to the operation of the country’s railways. Such is the close relationship between the two...

Farewell to David Waboso

Industry colleague Clive Kessell looks back at the career of the talented project engineer The impending...

Health, High Output and the new community Challenge

“Basically, it’s Weight Watchers with your mates at work,” explained Steve Featherstone, Network Rail’s track programme director, who is putting his weight behind a new health challenge launched in February.  His description of the project might be brief, but its potential impact is anything but.  A different type of enhancement programme Titled the Track Safety…

RSSB’s Annual Health and Wellbeing Conference

Topics included the effectiveness of mental health first aid, establishing credible benchmarks and rail’s occupational health struggle RSSB’s chief...

Andrew Haines’ 100-day review: “The need for radical change is clear”

Chief executive Andrew Haines has concluded that "the need for radical change is clear“ at Network Rail after completing his 100-day review.