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Time for a change?

Colin Wheeler This year there will be a General Election, perhaps in October, and the funding of our railways, trams, metros, and indeed all forms...

Rethinking health, safety, and wellbeing in the rail industry

Radical thinking is required if the rail industry is to truly manage its health and safety commitment, says Darren Broadhead, managing director at Broadhead...

Rail Safety Summit 2024

Tuesday 12 March saw delegates from across the industry gather for the annual Rail Safety Summit, at Loughborough University’s Holywell Park Conference Centre. The conference...

Bill Taylor: The hero signaller of Carlisle

Paul Darlington Forty years ago, at 05:30 on Tuesday 1 May 1984, Bill (Willie) Taylor, a signaller at Carlisle Power Signal Box (PSB) realised that...

Stamping out staff abuse

Statistics released by Network Rail in November last year revealed that 90% of staff working at its Southern Regions’ busiest stations had suffered abuse,...

Expert commentary – Dr Neil Strong, Biodiversity Strategy Manager, Network Rail

RailStaff caught up with Dr Neil Strong who spoke to us about his work managing Network Rail’s real estate, the role of new technology,...

RailStaff Awards 2024 – Show your support

The rail industry has its fair share of awards ceremonies, but the RailStaff Awards are completely different from the rest. For a start, how...

All change at Young Rail Professionals

Chair of the Young Rail Professionals (YRP), Bonnie Price, looks back on a very successful 12 months and gives us a taste of what’s...

South Western Railway Supports Samaritans as employees gear up to run the 2024 TCS London Marathon

Railway workers across are set to raise thousands of pounds for Samaritans this April as they put on their running shoes to take on...

Network Rail appoints new capital delivery director for Wales and Western region

Network Rail’s Wales and Western region today announced Tim Walden as its new capital delivery director. Tim joins from the company’s Southern region, where he...

Network Rail appoints new directors to its executive leadership team

Network Rail has today announced two new directors who will join its executive leadership team, filling roles made vacant by recent moves and secondments. Appointed...

Balfour Beatty appoints Steve O’Sullivan as Project Director for HS2’s new super-hub station

Balfour Beatty today announces the appointment of Steve O’Sullivan as Project Director with responsibility for Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA’s HS2 Old Oak Common station...

Joanne Maguire appointed ScotRail Managing Director

Scottish Rail Holdings today announced that Joanne Maguire has been appointed interim Managing Director of ScotRail following Alex Hynes’ two-year secondment to the UK...

Network Rail announces appointment of three new non-executive directors to its Board

Network Rail has today (Tuesday, 9 April) announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to its Board. Dyan Perry OBE (nee Crowther), Steve Scrimshaw...

Andy Bagguley named as Porterbrook’s fleet services director

Porterbrook has announced the appointment of Andy Bagguley as fleet services director. Andy will join on 3 June from East West Rail Company. Taking responsibility...

QTS Group announces Andy Steel as new managing director

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has announced that Andy Steel, currently the company's Operations Director of Civils and Geotechnical, has been appointed as the...

Alex Hynes appointed DfT’s director general for rail services

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the appointment of Alex Hynes to the role of director general, Rail Services. Alex will join the...

Liz Baldwin named new director for Southern Integrated Delivery

Liz Baldwin has been appointed as the Southern Integrated Delivery (SID) director to deliver Network Rail’s Southern region’s renewals portfolio for the next 10...