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Ergonomics expert joins WSP

WSP has appointed a human factors specialist to support on the design development of HS2’s Old Oak Common station. Neil Winchester will work with the...

Siemens creates new role to maximise benefits from Goole investment

Long-term employee Finbarr Dowling (Pictured above in the centre) has taken on the newly created position of localisation director for Siemens Mobility. Finbarr has worked...

How rail staff spread festive cheer this Christmas

From Edinburgh to London Bridge, members of the railway family helped to spread some cheer over the Christmas period with acts of kindness, special...

Steele leaves rail

Network Rail's commercial and development director Matthew Steele has left the rail industry behind and moved into the utilities sector. The chartered mechanical engineer was...

Murphy & Sons director joins Galliford Try

Sean Blackmore, the former major projects director at Murphy & Sons, has been made rail director at Galliford Try. Galliford Try rail and aviation managing...

Rock Rail strengthens with further exec appointment

Investor and developer Rock Rail has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of George Bearfield to the new position of health and safety director. George...

The development of engineering talent is in our hands

James Richards, engineering capability manager at Network Rail, encourages employers to run 'experience of industry' programmes to enable young people to gain insights into...

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2018

Not so long ago, in an enchanted land not so far away, a journey into a magical kingdom led to a fairytale ending for...

Network Rail’s Porsche racing champion

Project manager Gavin Johnson talks about his experience on the race track   Regular readers will be used to finding out about the industry’s remarkable sportsmen...

Former HS2 director bags high-speed job in Australia

A former HS2 technical director has been recruited to assist with the development of a high-speed network in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Professor Andrew...

London Overground operator appoints engineering director

Arriva Rail London has appointed Kate Marjoribanks as its engineering director, a brand new role at the company. Kate has nearly 25 years’ experience in...

How a revised standard will change the way fatigue is managed

Being tired was never really considered a cause of safety incidents - at best its role was underestimated. That was the view back in...

Trial service to help staff manage mental health conditions at work

RSSB has secured funding to trial an independent service on behalf of the industry to support staff whose employment is made more challenging due to...

Diamond in the rough

Passenger Eileen Lawrence has shared her story of heartache and relief when her diamond wedding ring, which had fallen onto the track a day...

Disadvantaged youngsters secure work

Eight unemployed youngsters have been offered jobs by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) after graduating from its 'Get into Railways' programme with the Prince's Trust. HR...

Blanchflower takes chief exec role at East West Railway Company

Simon Blanchflower has become the first CEO of the East West Railway Company (EWRC). Simon, who was most recently the programme director for the £7...

RailStaff Awards: Humble heroes

“People can be frustratingly modest,” said Great Western Railway’s media and communications manager Richard Salkeld. As someone whose job it is to show rail’s...

My Life in Rail: Caitlin Gent

For the first in a new series meeting rail staff at different stages of their careers, we sat down with rising rail apprentice Caitlin...