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Taylor-Made

Jim Taylor’s new year gets off to a good start with an internal promotion to the board. Jim, the divisional manager of NRL Rail, has...

Tipping the Scales

Neil Scales is quitting his job as chief executive of Merseytravel and heading for Australia and a new career as ceo of TransLink, the...

ScotRail’s engineering director praises local station adopter

A surprise visit by ScotRail’s engineering director, saw local station adopter, Max Bentley, singled out for praise at Giffnock. At the station to meet staff...

TSSA’s Gerry Doherty to retire

Gerry Doherty, general secretary of TSSA is to retire at then end of the year. Doherty, 58, has been leader of the Transport Salaried...

Haythornthwaite urges vision

‘I've never been in an industry before where growth felt like such a problem,’ says Rick Haythornthwaite, Network Rail’s chairman. Speaking at the inaugural Bradshaw...

Railways attract fresh talent

André Blackwood, an engineer, is enjoying a new career in the railway industry. André, 24, from Erdington, is working on the redevelopment of Birmingham New...

Rowe Hankins co-founder Roger Rowe dies

Celebrations at top rail supplier, Rowe Hankins, marking 25 years in business, have been tinged with sadness following the death of one of the...

Six new conductors start at NXEA

National Express East Anglia Conductor Manager John Bellchamber has presented six new conductors with certificates marking the completion of their training at a graduation...

New PR chief for Crossrail

Louise Brooker-Carey has been recruited as Head of External Affairs at Crossrail. The one time comms supremo at Tube Lines rejoins the rail industry from...

Strachan to oversee major transport projects for DfT

Peter Strachan has been appointed by the DfT to a new role overseeing major transport projects. The one time head of Wales and Borders has...

Garry Gilby becomes President of SOE

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...

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...

New chairman for Severn Valley Railway

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...

Top team success for Unipart Rail

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...

Minister for Employment visits Southend Airport

Chris Grayling MP, Minister for Employment, joined local MPs James Duddridge and Mark Francois at London Southend airport to meet new recruits at the...

Laing O’Rourke’s Graduate of the Year named

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...

Vital Skills Training to deliver new rail qualification

Vital Skills Training, a division of Vital Services Group, has become one of the first companies in the UK to deliver the new City...

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...