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TPE ‘ahead of the curve’ as almost a quarter of its engineers are women

TransPennine Express (TPE) is ‘ahead of the curve’ as almost a quarter of the train operator’s fleet and engineering team are women. While the rail...

Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development awarded OBE

Shamit Gaiger, managing director of West Coast Partnership Development (WCPD), has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King’s Birthday...

Kevin Gore appointed new boss of Northern’s Neville Hill TrainCare Centre

Northern has appointed Kevin Gore as the new manager of its historic Neville Hill TrainCare Centre in West Yorkshire. Kevin, who takes up the role...

Engineer’s career advice to women: “Take the initiative and make it happen”

An engineer working for the train operator Northern has said women shouldn’t wait to be ‘encouraged’ to consider a career in engineering – saying...

Network Rail’s Sharon Salmon recognised in King’s Birthday Honours list

Network Rail’s Sharon Salmon has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the railway and diversity...

QTS announces promotions to senior team

National rail contractor, QTS Group has announced several key promotions within its board of directors and a 25% growth in recruitment. As part of the...

Safety awareness & culture need to improve

Colin Wheeler I was pleased to see the recent updating of Network Rail’s Safety Bulletins on their Safety Central website which is accessible to all....

Expert commentary – Ruth Busby, GWR & Network Rail Wales and Western

Ruth Busby, people and transformation director (regional) for GWR and Network Rail Wales and Western, forged a career path in HR before joining the...

Time to close the gap

RailStaff’s new columnist, Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, explains why an industry-wide push on EDI is essential. In many ways, the rail industry is extraordinarily honest. When there...

Women in Rail: driving equality, equity, and diversity

It’s been some time RailStaff reported on the work of Women in Rail, the charity which strives to improve diversity in the industry by...

Breaking taboos around women’s health

Dealing with unique health challenges is one of the many hurdles that women face in the modern workplace. Endometriosis is just one complaint that...

TOCs taking pride in diversity & inclusion

With Pride Month running from 31 May to 30 June, it’s an ideal time for the industry to champion diversity and fly the flag...

Train presentation crews: the hidden heroes

Punctuality, reliability, and cost are key concerns for customers when choosing to travel by rail. But another consideration, and one often taken for granted,...

RailStaff Awards 2024 – The countdown starts now

Can you hear that? It’s the clock ticking down on the 2024 RailStaff Awards. It’s less than six months away. How time flies! That’s fewer...

Young Rail Professionals: promoting diversity and inclusion

Bonnie Price, CEO of Young Rail Professionals (YRP), returns to give you its latest news and activities. Welcome to the latest update from the YRP...

East West Rail appoints David Hughes as new CEO

Est West Rail (EWR) has announced the appointment of David Hughes as chief executive officer, effective from Monday 3 June. David joins EWR from ARUP...

RAIB publishes Annual Report for 2023

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its annual report covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2023. The report summarises operational...

Merseyrail employee celebrates half a century on the rails

Merseyrail’s longest serving member of staff has been recognised at a special awards ceremony after clocking up an astonishing 53 years at the rail...