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One of the Metro’s first train drivers calls it a day after 40 years’ service

In the summer of 1980, ex-British Rail guard Ian Rossiter became one of the first drivers to get behind the controls of the Tyne...

Waboso to leave Network Rail

David Waboso, the managing director of Network Rail's Group Digital Railway (DR), is to retire in March. In an internal memo, chief executive Andrew Haines...

Tyne and Wear Metro on TV

A four-part series telling the “human stories” of staff, passengers and communities of the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be filmed for ITV. Camera...

iRail grand champions crowned

Schoolchildren from Aston University Engineering Academy have been crowned the grand champions of iRail, Rail Forum Midlands' schools outreach programme. Across two heats in 2018,...

MTR teams up with experienced high-speed operator for West Coast bid

Spanish state-owned operator Renfe has partnered with MTR for its West Coast Partnership bid. The new West Coast Partnership is a franchise which will combine the...

Ergonomics expert joins WSP

WSP has appointed a human factors specialist to support on the design development of HS2’s Old Oak Common station. Neil Winchester will work with the...

Siemens creates new role to maximise benefits from Goole investment

Long-term employee Finbarr Dowling (Pictured above in the centre) has taken on the newly created position of localisation director for Siemens Mobility. Finbarr has worked...

How rail staff spread festive cheer this Christmas

From Edinburgh to London Bridge, members of the railway family helped to spread some cheer over the Christmas period with acts of kindness, special...

Steele leaves rail

Network Rail's commercial and development director Matthew Steele has left the rail industry behind and moved into the utilities sector. The chartered mechanical engineer was...

Murphy & Sons director joins Galliford Try

Sean Blackmore, the former major projects director at Murphy & Sons, has been made rail director at Galliford Try. Galliford Try rail and aviation managing...

Rock Rail strengthens with further exec appointment

Investor and developer Rock Rail has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of George Bearfield to the new position of health and safety director. George...

Construction of Barking Riverside extension to start in early 2019

Construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside on the northern bank of the River Thames will begin in the next few months...

The development of engineering talent is in our hands

James Richards, engineering capability manager at Network Rail, encourages employers to run 'experience of industry' programmes to enable young people to gain insights into...

End of boom and bust

Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association, believes greater certainty for the rail industry could alleviate the skills gap   It is no secret...

Procurement: New approaches for a new control period

Fresh opportunities are on the horizon for the rail supply chain and CP6 promises to provide a teaser of them. From the Shaw Review to...

CP6: A land of opportunity

With the start of CP6 in April edging ever closer, Network Rail has started to spend some of its allocated billions. Putting the challenges...

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2018

Not so long ago, in an enchanted land not so far away, a journey into a magical kingdom led to a fairytale ending for...

Network Rail’s Porsche racing champion

Project manager Gavin Johnson talks about his experience on the race track   Regular readers will be used to finding out about the industry’s remarkable sportsmen...