A former London Transport apprentice is the new president of the SOE. Garry Gilby became President of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) during the organisation’s AGM in July 2011. Succeeding Fleet Engineer Chris Grime, Garry delivered an inspiring speech describing...

David Franks joins Keolis

David Franks has joined Keolis as managing director for New Franchises. Mr Franks will be based in Keolis UK’s London office and will report directly to Alistair Gordon, Keolis UK chief executive. Keolis UK, majority owned by SNCF, has prequalified for...
The Severn Valley Railway has appointed Nick Paul as chairman of its operating company, Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc. Mr Paul has previously headed the regional development agency Advantage West Midlands. The former chairman of MG-Rover Taskforce succeeds Mick York,...
Unipart Rail has appointed George Tillier as General Manager (T&RS) in Doncaster. He will report directly into John Clayton, Unipart Group Director. George has been with Unipart Rail for over ten years as Sales and Customer Service Director and has developed...
Chris Grayling MP, Minister for Employment, joined local MPs James Duddridge and Mark Francois at London Southend airport to meet new recruits at the airport. Airport owners, Stobart Group, have substantially redeveloped the airport and added a brand new railway...
Martin Staehr has been named Laing O'Rourke's Graduate of the Year. Martin heads a strong field as part of the 2008 intake. "The win was genuinely unexpected; I was up against some top class competition. I'll make the most of the...
Vital Skills Training, a division of Vital Services Group, has become one of the first companies in the UK to deliver the new City & Guilds qualifications in rail engineering. Vital will be offering learners the opportunity to study for...

Marc beats Tube Challenge

Manchester man, Marc Gawley, has visited all 270 London Underground stations in under 17 hours, setting a new world record. The challenge has strict rules and is verified by the Guinness book of records. Marc, who has a physics degree...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work