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Three Peaks pushes threshold

Railway staff and friends pushed the Three Peaks by Rail fundraising challenge to new heights this June. Teams raised a phenomenal £200,000 for the...

Electra Heart

Later this year, RBF plans to launch a comprehensive range of new and better services for the rail industry, expanding the ways in which...

Spotlight on Young Rail Professionals East Midlands

Fundamental to the mission of Young Rail Professionals (YRP) is the regional expansion of the organisation, reaching across Great Britain to engage as wide...

Someone to watch over you

Sharon Willett took her recently awarded MBE medal on holiday with her to Cyprus. With customary bravado, Shaz, as she’s known to her friends,...

Young Rail Professionals – To the ball

April saw the Young Rail Professionals (YRP) Annual Black Tie Dinner, a yearly celebration of young people in rail. Always a glittering spectacle, this year’s...

Boswell to head Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell has been appointed managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe. Nick Hughes is also set to join as sales director, with effect from 1...

The inside Story

This year, Story Contracting’s Ian Purdham will celebrate his 10th year with the business. With a background as a plant operator and in the highways...

Verster to head Scottish rail alliance

Dutch-speaking Phil Verster has been appointed as managing director of the new Abellio ScotRail - Network Rail Alliance. The quick release of Phil Verster by...

Top spot for Steve Lowe

Steve Lowe is taking over as chief executive of Tramlink Nottingham Limited, which holds the contract to operate and develop the city’s growing light...

Safety and the pace of change

Since Mark Carne took over as Network Rail chief executive in early 2014, safety has been at the core of every speech he has given...

Spring flowering for Young Rail Professionals

With the advent of spring comes the blooming of a new Young Rail Professionals (YRP) calendar of activities. March will see the election of new...

HS2 appoints chair of Design Panel

HS2 has appointed Sadie Morgan, founder of dRMM Architects, as the head of design for the north-south high-speed rail project. Morgan will chair the HS2 Design Panel...

Digital countdown

‘We need to grasp the opportunity of digital train control far faster’, says Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail. ‘The digital railway will...

British Empire Medal for Dave Thomas

A former engineer who has been volunteering at York’s National Railway Museum (NRM) for almost 40 years has been awarded the British Empire Medal. Dave...

Trauma Support Training – dealing with distress on the railway

The distress and upset which can follow a fatality on the railway can have a profound effect on those who drive the trains and work...

Bombardier announces jobs boost

Bombardier has said it plans to create 150 new skilled jobs during a visit from British Prime Minister David Cameron. In an announcement, the company...

There’s never been a better time to get on board

How Siemens is investing in, and expanding, its expertise in Wales and the South West. Britain’s railways are busier now than at any other time...

Harrison mounts international rescue

Philip Harrison is to be the new chief financial officer at Balfour Beatty plc. Harrison will take up his new position and join the board...