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Valuing nature: The impact of the Varley Review

Public concern over the damage to wildlife caused by lineside vegetation clearances led to a DfT-commissioned report in 2018. one year after it was...

Victorious Thameslink Southern TC claim league title

An inaugural football league for railway workers has come to a sizzling end with an entertaining 4-0 encounter.  Thameslink and Southern Traincrews (TC) romped to...

Lest we forget: Hundreds gather to commemorate railway workers who died during World War One

Railway colleagues from all grades gathered at Southwark Cathedral to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting in the Great War. Estimates put the...

Get into Railways: A job, a career, a purpose

GTR and The Prince's Trust have helped 182 youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds gain work experience through their 'Get into Railway' programme. As the partnership...

Archway: Educating – Empowering – Connecting

Archway, Network Rail’s LGBT+ employee network, recently held the third conference in its six-year history. Nigel Wordsworth went along to find out how the...

Pride, happy grins and fun with a capital F

The cogs are turning on the RailStaff Awards as the grand celebration on November 28 creeps ever closer.  Hundreds of nominations are now live at...

Review: The Rail Safety Summit 2019

This year’s event was the tenth annual Safety Summit. Nonetheless a number of themes featured in the first Safety Summit are evidently still with...

Creating a meaningful mental health strategy

Nayia Solea, occupational health & wellbeing specialist at Siemens Mobility, talks about master plans and misunderstandings There is no doubt that mental health is a...

Powering rail productivity: The case for greater diversity

Stewart Thorpe outlines why rail needs to draw on new pools of talent In a quiet side street office in the heart of Westminster,...

Gender diversity at Network Rail

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, tells Stewart Thorpe what Network Rail has done to tackle three things that have traditionally hindered women...

RailStaff Aug/Sep: Meet the guest editors

One woman from the supply chain, one from Network Rail and another from the driver's cab; together they have helped to shape the August/September...

Research sheds light on why there is a lack of women in the train driver role

In a television news report from 1980, a reporter named John Doyle joined a train driver for a short ride on the West Somerset...

A tale of two transformers

As the government prepares to make a decision on what could be her biggest achievement yet, Stewart Thorpe takes a look at how veteran...

Breaking the mould: Leaders from adjacent sectors detail their plans to boost diversity

Construction Forecasts from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predict the sector will need an extra 168,500 workers by 2023 as a result of continued...

The European Tram Driver Championship

Metrolink duo Caroline Haynes and Steve Shaw recorded the best finish for a British team at this year's contest. They tell Stewart Thorpe what it was like...

Nowhere to hide

Chief inspector Peter Kooper talks to Stewart Thorpe about BTP's new approach to counter terrorism The terror attacks of 2017 reminded us all that terrorism can...

Fast Trackers II

Network Rail and Mott MacDonald's engineering outreach programme was even bigger and better on its 2019 return A looming skills gap in rail engineering continues to...

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 difficulty, the...