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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...

Railway Children releases 2018 Christmas card range

Railway Children has released its range of rail-related Christmas cards for 2018. The countdown to the festive season has begun and if want to support...

Jones in as rail minister following Johnson’s resignation over Brexit plans

Andrew Jones has been announced as the new rail minister following Jo Johnson's resignation. Jo, who assumed the role from Paul Maynard in January this...

Lord Berkeley retires as RFG chair but will continue work in Europe

Rail freight sector champion Lord Tony Berkeley has now retired from his role as chairman of the Rail Freight Group (RFG), the industry representative...

Another medal for veteran judo fighter

Projects director James Hornsby, who featured on the cover of the August issue of RailStaff, has won a silver medal at the Veteran World...

Boost for Frazer-Nash’s rail team

Frazer-Nash Consultancy has bolstered its growing rail group. Trevor Morgan (Above right) joins the company as rolling stock business manager and Ashley Stower (Above left)...

FirstGroup promotes senior executive to CEO

FirstGroup has promoted chief financial officer (CFO) Matthew Gregory, who has also been the company's interim chief operating officer (COO) since May, to the...

Two join RSSB board in drive towards business change

The RSSB has appointed two new board members as it seeks to build momentum to become a more customer and business-focused business. Caroline Fawcett joins as...

Praise for work to archive traditional forms of signalling ‘before they are lost’

Volunteer filmmakers who've recorded the people, practices, equipment and buildings associated with traditional forms of signalling have been praised by the National Railway Museum (NRM)...

First woman yard controller at Crown Point depot

Greater Anglia has appointed its first-ever woman yard controller at Crown Point depot, Norwich. Helen Dickerson, who has worked in the rail industry for 17...

Network Rail trio join SLC Rail

SLC Rail has appointed three new senior executives to its Midlands-based team. Nathan Campsall, Paul Fountaine and Ian Chambers - all of who join from...

Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the country's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. Ahead of...

Community rail celebrated at movement’s annual showcase

The Severnside Community Rail Partnership (SCRP) scooped the top award at the Association of Community Rail Partnerships' (ACoRP) biggest night of the year. Around 480 community...

Heathrow Express recruits new director and head of operations

Airport rail link Heathrow Express (HEx) has made two key senior appointments. Les Freer (above left), formerly head of ground handling, strategy and licensing at...

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail Ltd. Since June 2016, Mark has been the managing director of London Underground,...

A holistic approach to health and wellbeing

Report by Niamh McMahon, health and wellbeing specialist, RSSB   At RSSB the topic of employee health and wellbeing in the rail industry is not a...

Archaeologists begin work on HS2

A record number of archaeologists and heritage experts from the UK and overseas have begun work on HS2 Phase One as part of the project's...

New WSP rail engineering directors for north and south regions

WSP has announced the appointment of two new deputy group directors for rail engineering services. Ex-Network Rail project manager Andrew Dodds will oversee the south...