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South Western Railway staff select new charity partners

South Western Railway (SWR) has announced new charity partners for the next two years. SWR staff were asked to nominate local charities across the...

Future rail engineers encouraged to apply for Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

Future rail engineers are being encouraged to apply for a place on the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, the application deadline for which has been extended...

Richard Carr appointed RIA North Business Engagement Manager

Well-known rail industry consultant Richard Carr has been appointed the Railway Industry Association's (RIA) Business Engagement Manager for the North of England, supporting the...

WMT appoints new communications chief

West Midlands Trains (WMT) has announced the appointment of Charlotte Ritchie as the organisation’s head of external communications and engagement. Charlotte, who started her role...

Balfour Beatty VINCI seeks more recruits for HS2

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), construction partner of HS2, is launching a major recruitment drive to boost its workforce as it prepares deliver a huge...

Rail workers recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Rail workers from across the industry have been recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List, published on 31 December. Among the recipients were Simon...

Loram UK and Network Rail in wagon repurposing deal

The rail and rolling stock maintenance specialist, Loram UK, has announced a multi-million-pound deal with Network Rail to repurpose at least 250 side tipper...

Public sees rail as green but hesitant to ditch cars

A Network Rail survey has revealed that two-thirds of the British public see the railway as a green mode of transport, however 73% of...

Career Opportunities at Arc Infrastructure in Australia

Arc Infrastructure is on the lookout for skilled engineers to help manage and operate its thousands of kilometres of rail infrastructure. Operating the only freight...

Next generation of train drivers sign up to TfW apprenticeship scheme

Transport for Wales (TfW) has become the first train operator in the UK to offer an accredited NVQ level 3 qualification in train driver...

Tree survey boosts Wales railway safety and biodiversity

Network Rail Wales & Borders is carrying out its biggest ever tree survey to identify and safely remove as many hazardous trees alongside the...

Rail industry celebrates Samaritans Christmas stars

Around 1,500 Samaritans volunteers across the nation are expected to answer calls for help on Christmas day, as new data reveals family caller concerns...

Reinstating the ‘Peaks and Dales line’

Stephen Chaytow of the Manchester and East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) discusses the group's campaign to restore and upgrade 'the peaks and dales...

The qualities of a world-beating railway

Colin Wheeler looks at the latest rail safety incidents including November's collision at Salisbury, the dangers of abandoned half trollies, and the derailment of...

LRSSB under review

The progress of the light rail safety and standards board (LRSSB) is under scrutiny and its organisation, membership, and objectives have been questioned. The term...

Full steam ahead to sustainability

With world leaders having just met at COP26, we would hope no-one would argue with the statement that climate change is high on everyone’s...

RBF: A helping hand through unusual times

RailStaff spoke to Railway Benefit Fund's Ryan Morgan to discuss the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the pressures of the festive season. Around one in...

Young Rail Professionals – An opportunity for growth

Cost and reliability are key to attracting passengers and encouraging modal shift as the domestic and international travel markets recover − a challenge we...