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Kidwelly Scouts in landscape triumph

The 1st Kidwelly Scouts have been hard at work landscaping the town’s railway station. Their efforts have been officially unveiled by the Mayor of Kidwelly,...

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...

Order of the Oyster

Harry Potter may have travelled on the Hogwarts Express but star, Daniel Radcliffe says he can no longer use the London Underground. Daniel admires the...

Quattro: Leading the way in operator comfort

Following the introduction of the new Rail Industry Standard for Engineering Acceptance of On-Track Plant and Associated Equipment (RIS-1530-PLT issue 3), the Quattro Group...

A new safety policy statement from Network Rail’s Chief Executive

Written by Colin Wheeler for RailStaff On visiting Network Rail’s Safety Central website I was delighted to find a new, simple, intelligible but focused and...

An Asset to the Cause

Accountants tend to sniff at plant and equipment, placing it in a different column and shaking their heads as they work out asset depreciation. However...

Virgin Trains pays Government £110m

Virgin Trains has paid the Government £110 million this year - in stark contrast to last year’s figure when the train operator received a...

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...

Glasgow base for Balfour Beatty Rail

Balfour Beatty Rail has opened a new base in Shettleston, Glasgow and celebrated with an Open Day showcasing new plant and equipment. Determined to build...

Network Rail pushes ahead with project reform plans

Network Rail is pushing ahead with plans to reform project delivery which will save money across the industry. Projects will be delivered more quickly as...

Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane staff praised

Hard working staff at Bombardier's Derby factory have triumphed yet again with the delivery, ahead of schedule, of 379002 and 379030 to Ilford depot. All...

Bridgeway on a Mission

A new media system at Bridgeway Consulting is helping improve safety on the railway. The Mission Room is a unique and revolutionary media delivery system...

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...

Premier Models scout rail passengers at Newcastle Central

Newcastle Central doubled as an audition venue recently as a model agency from London scoured passers by for fashion’s next face. Premier Model Management were...

No Messin’ Railway Safety Cup 2011 champions crowned

Aspiring young footballers from Swansea have been emulating their promotion-winning heroes, Swansea City. Pentrehafod School was crowned No Messin’ Railway Safety Cup 2011 champions after...

Settled future for Settle & Carlisle line

The 14th July may mark the anniversary of the French Revolution, however further north it marks the less traumatic revolution on the Settle and...

Rail staff warn London Underground passengers after man is decapitated

Police and railway staff on the London Underground have warned passengers against walking from one carriage to another through the internal doors at the...

Second Spring for Mull Rail

The Isle of Mull railway is to be crated up and exported to Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond. It’s the ‘high road’ and...