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 taking part in this bizarre competition

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 take place anywhere, at any...

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 hang over the industry's head,...
Five new regional managing directors have been appointed at Network Rail as it continues its reorganisation under chief executive Andrew Haines.  John Halsall.Mark Langman.Rob McIntosh. John Halsall, Mark Langman and Rob...
Andy Cooper, the managing director of CrossCountry, retired from his post on June 1.  Andy has enjoyed a long career in the rail industry. As well as running CrossCountry for the last 12 years,...
High-speed train driver Toby Trice swapped rail track for the race track on May 18 as he made his motorsport debut in a Ginetta G40 sports car. Toby, who joined Southeastern five years ago...

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 on the railway. Osman and his brother arrived in England from the...
Former and present-day chairs reflect on the organisation’s success as it celebrates a milestone year  2019 marks the tenth anniversary of four young leaders coming together to start a new...
Tuesday, March 5 is a day postmaster Kevin Beechey is unlikely ever to forget.  What began as a normal morning for the Network Rail worker started to turn into anything but when he spotted...

A league of their own

Four amateur football teams are battling it out for the inaugural GTR Railway Football League title. Brighton Train Crews and South Western Railway Train Crews kickstarted the season with an entertaining 6-6 thriller at...
The rail industry has announced the "Million Hour Challenge", which aims to encourage staff to donate their time, energy and skills to help the Samaritans support people in emotional crisis. First revealed by...

New chief at Kier

Andrew Davies, construction group Wates' former chief executive, has been appointed as the new CEO of Kier. He will take up the post from April 15. Andrew had been...

Farewell to David Waboso

Industry colleague Clive Kessell looks back at the career of the talented project engineer The impending retirement of David Waboso, who currently heads up the Digital Railway team in Network Rail,...
BTP officer Leon McLeod is running his first marathon to raise money for servicemen and women who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On April 28, PC McLeod will be among the thousands...

Execs depart Orange Army

Francis Paonessa, the managing director of Infrastructure Projects (IP), and Alison Rumsey, group human resources director, are both set to leave Network Rail. Francis joined IP from Bombardier in 2014 and will leave Network...
Andy Joy has been promoted to rail sector director at Amey.  The former business director joined the company in 2018 following the acquisition of the majority of Carillion’s rail business.  Andy...
Hull Trains has appointed Mark Shepherd as its head of safety and environment. Mark will tackle issues surrounding the operator’s existing fleet, its new Class 802s and also address abuse to train staff.
A choral flash mob that went viral with a performance of 'Lean on Me' at Christmas has released a charity single. Known as 'Voices for Railway Children', the group of 80 rail staff met at a London recording studio to produce...
An 85-year-old woman has finally visited her grandfather's long-lost grave with the help of a Virgin Trains employee. When Private Thomas Bryan said farewell to his family and left to fight in the First World War, they had no idea...
Railway adventurers Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe will follow up their 'All The Stations' adventure around Great Britain by travelling to all of the stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The pair have successfully raised £25,000 through crowdfunding to support their...
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Waboso to leave Network Rail

David Waboso, the managing director of Network Rail's Group Digital Railway (DR), is to retire in March. In an internal memo, chief executive Andrew Haines said David leaves DR with a "fantastic legacy" and "clear direction for delivery through CP6...
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Tyne and Wear Metro on TV

A four-part series telling the “human stories” of staff, passengers and communities of the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be filmed for ITV. Camera crews recording the behind-the-scenes documentary, which has the working title 'Metropolis', have been granted unprecedented...
From Edinburgh to London Bridge, members of the railway family helped to spread some cheer over the Christmas period with acts of kindness, special train services and festive fundraising. Following on from the success of a similar event at London...
James Richards, engineering capability manager at Network Rail, encourages employers to run 'experience of industry' programmes to enable young people to gain insights into engineering careers   My role as engineering capability manager at Network Rail involves a certain amount of...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work