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David Bill joins RIA

David Bill has joined the Railway Industry Association as its new International Development Director. Mr Bill is a civil engineer and has had a successful...

BridgeZone appoints Steve Cordwell

Engineering Consultant, BridgeZone Limited, has appointed Steve Cordwell as Business Development Director. Steve joins from Amey where he was Head of Business Development. The appointment...

Steve joins Crossrail

Steve Hails is taking on the job of Health and Safety Director at Crossrail. Steve Hails joins from Siemens, where he held the post of...

Tube record holder promoted

The man who set a new record for track installation over weekend possessions on the London Underground has been promoted to head Bechtel’s rail...

Thameslink role for Ruth Humphrey

Ruth Humphrey has been appointed Project Director - Depots, for Siemens Rail Systems. The former TfL manager will be based at Siemens’ Westminster offices. Ruth...

New fleet for Keyline

Keyline is pushing ahead with the purchase of 60 new vehicles, predominantly DAF CF75 crane-operated trucks, as part of a fleet replacement programme aimed...

Spring Holiday progress

Network Rail and its contractors successfully completed a busy Easter period of engineering works across the whole country, including Olympic critical sites. Engineers and rail...

New business for Network Rail

Network Rail has launched a new business aimed at getting better value for money on infrastructure projects. The new commercially focussed, regionally based, projects delivery...

Improving the railway is crucial to growth

Despite the continuing recession and the euro-crisis abroad, the Coalition Government is standing firm behind the rail industry, says Theresa Villiers. ‘The Government is pressing...

Clan Line returns

A steam locomotive that was stopped from running on to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset 46 years ago because it was judged to...

Devolution in the regions

DEVOLUTION. It’s one of the latest buzz-words in railways, but what does it mean? Last month, RailStaff talked with Network Rail and the train operator...

A View to a Thrill

Entries are now open for the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2012. Photographers around Britain are being encouraged to shine...

ScotRail staff in Sleeper service pyjama party

Staff at ScotRail in Fife helped boost public awareness of sleeper services to and from London recently. Dressed in pyjamas, sleeping gowns and night caps...

App’y ScotRail

ScotRail is launching its first-ever mobile website, following a spectacular increase in passengers using smartphones and iPads to visit its site. The new website offers...

East Coast madness

Thousands of passengers helped raise £10,000 in just one day to make a difference to children living on the streets. More than 40 directors and...

Night mail from Paris

High speed mail trains could soon be operating between London and Paris carrying letters and express parcels overnight. A trial run, from Lyon Saint-Exupéry and Paris...

Class 071 boosts freight

The last couple of years have seen a revival of freight services in Ireland with regular container services between Ballina and Waterford and Dublin...

Limit the rules to essentials

Written by Colin Wheeler Still relevant eight year old homilies? In the current political and financial climate we all need to make savings whilst improving safety...