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Military is good for rail

Stewart Thorpe finds out why so many service leavers turn to and succeed in the industry Come February 2020,...

The value of community rail

A new report from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) has evaluated the benefits of the community rail movement to individuals,...

Reading between the lines

Historian Dr Mike Esbester touches on illiteracy and the sad death of two track workers from 1914

National College name change

‘High speed rail’ could be dropped from the National College for High Speed Rail’s name as it seeks to extend its reach.

RailStaff May: A micro mobility revolution

After we tied the knot last month, Eurostar shuttled me and the new Mrs Thorpe into the heart of the French capital. 

Sheepish Network Rail solves woolly problem in Cumbria

The Settle to Carlisle railway is a well-known tourist attraction as well as a transport route. It traverses some areas of outstanding...

An emotional goodbye

LNER staff marked the end of an era on March 20 when train manager Osman Khatri, 69, bowed out after 43 years...

Young Rail Professionals turns 10

Former and present-day chairs reflect on the organisation’s success as it celebrates a milestone year 

Safety gear and tech of the future

Stewart Thorpe shines the spotlight on five innovative new safety products for the rail industry which could become commonplace in the workplace

Warming up for Railtex

Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, if you’re in the middle of planning your strategy for the UK’s premier rail exhibition,...

Co-operation over criticism

Mandy Geal, founder of culture change specialist Learning Partners, calls on the industry to drive out the blame games

RailStaff Awards: Time to embark on a new journey

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that the new line-up of rail industry heroes was crowned at the...

Real people, real stories

Samaritans’ Nikki Mugford writes about its new mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign As...

East Midlands Railway

Transport officials have chosen Abellio to run the next East Midlands franchise.  Beginning on August 18 under the name...

Explosive package at Waterloo

Tuesday, March 5 is a day postmaster Kevin Beechey is unlikely ever to forget.  What began as a normal...

A league of their own

Four amateur football teams are battling it out for the inaugural GTR Railway Football League title. Brighton Train Crews...

RailStaff April 2019: Putting passengers first

Next month will mark two years since I stepped through the doors of hall three at the NEC for my first Railtex....

Launch for Fast Trackers 2019

Newcastle College's rail academy hosted the launch of Fast Trackers 2019 on March 15. During the morning, a...