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Railway scaffolding accidents

Scaffolding design, be it for structural repairs to existing infrastructure, access for inspection, or to support a failing structure, is a crucial element of...

Reporting from the frontline

CIRAS representatives get the word out about confidential reporting – here they speak out from across the industry to explain what they do and...

Work-related violence

“I was just standing there, waiting for the 12:43, when this bloke came up and started shouting his head off. I tried to calm...

Tackling the three peaks with railway children

Railway Children’s Three Peaks Challenge by Rail made its comeback this year, and on Thursday 9 September, teams drawn from across the rail industry...

Young Rail Professionals – future industry structure and culture change

In the last edition of RailStaff I launched a series of editorials to voice the views of my peers – young professionals in rail...

Arriva Rail London appoints Charlotte Whitfield as Customer Experience Director

Arriva Rail London, which operates the London Overground on behalf of Transport for London, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Whitfield as...

Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink fit life-saving defibrillators to every one of their stations

On the eve of Restart A Heart Day (16 October), Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink have announced they will shortly have publicly-accessible, life-saving automated external defibrillators...

Railway Benefit Fund’s Christmas Shop is now open!

Much loved charity the Railway Benefit Fund are delighted to announce that their Christmas Shop is now officially open. There is a selection of...

Upgrades continue at Leeds station this month in project to remodel track

Work is ramping up on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to bring more reliable services for passengers.On Saturday...

Advance TRS celebrates 10-year milestone

In September, the recruitment consultancy Advance TRS team celebrated its tenth year in business and enjoyed some well-deserved anniversary celebrations in London.Since its humble...

Institution of Railway Operators receives Queen’s Charter

The Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) was awarded Chartered status on 1 October 2021.Now named the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators (CIRO), the professional...

Rail industry celebrates the Women in Rail Awards 2021

The fourth Women in Rail Awards took place on Thursday 30 September at the stunning and iconic Roundhouse, Camden London.The event was attended by...

HS2 offers more jobs for young people in the West Midlands

Following the success of its first youth unemployment scheme, HS2’s construction partner for the West Midlands, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is searching for more...

Railway Children walks Tissington Trail

The international children's charity Railway Children is gearing up for its latest Rail Aid event, inviting participants to tackle the Tissington Trail as part...

Rail operator on the hunt for 250 new apprentices

The number of 2022 apprenticeships on offer at the companies will rise by 25%The number of apprenticeships on offer across rail firms Southern, Thameslink,...

Double success for Avanti West Coast at the Women in Rail Awards 2021

Avanti West Coast's  picks up Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the 2021 Women in Rail Awards whilst Glasgow Onboard Manager is awarded 'Women in Rail'Glasgow...

Younger people demand improved internet connectivity on return to railways

New polling commissioned by evo-rail, a UK-based rail technology company which was formed out of First Group, has revealed that 65% of younger people...

HS2 Minister visits Birmingham to open new INFRA Skills training centre

On Monday, September 27th, Andrew Stephenson, Minister of State at the Department of Transport and the HS2 Minister, officially opened the new purpose-built INFRA...