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CrossCountry’s Cooper retires

Andy Cooper, the managing director of CrossCountry, retired from his post on June 1.  Andy has enjoyed a long...

Driver swaps Javelin for G40

High-speed train driver Toby Trice swapped rail track for the race track on May 18 as he made his motorsport debut in...

HS2 – 9,000 jobs & counting

Enabling works for Britain's new high speed line have continued to pick up pace with HS2 revealing it now supports 9,000 jobs. 

Gatwick Express: Flying high after 35 years

Gatwick Express celebrated its 35th birthday on May 14.  On the day, customers were treated to limited edition tote...

RailStaff May: A call to action

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Freightliner: Moving on up

Aggregate Industries and Hanson, two of the UK’s largest producers of aggregates, awarded a long-term, bulk rail-haulage contract to Freightliner through their...

Westermo: A long-standing ally of the RailStaff Awards

Of the group of current supporters, only charities the Samaritans and the Transport Benevolent Fund have backed the RailStaff Awards for longer...

RailStaff Awards: A conduit for change

When Lee Woolcott-Ellis was recognised at the 2018 RailStaff Awards, it launched a roller coaster ride that he’s yet to get off. 

Get to worx!

The time is almost here for the launch of the rail civils and systems show Railworx Live demonstrations, working...

Young Rail Professionals: A call to action

Speaking at the YRP Annual Dinner, Polly Payne, rail group director general at the Department for Transport, delves into the industry's diversity...

Railway Children to reconquer Kilimanjaro

Following the announcement that the charity’s colossus fundraiser will return, Adam O’Connor, RailStaff production director, recalls his unforgettable experience from 2010

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...