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Preparing for a new jobs boom

With some skills and professions in short supply, rail contractors depend on experienced recruiters to complete their teams and ensure the successful...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have...

Birmingham New Street opens NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic...

Government suspends rail franchise agreements

As train operators face significant drops in their income due to the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, the Government is taking emergency measures to support and...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

https://issuu.com/railmedia/docs/railstaff-december-19

Driver retires after 51 years in the cab

A 69-year-old man who is believed to be one of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers was given a special send-off by colleagues at...

West Coast appointments

Phil Whittingham remains as the managing director for services on what was formerly known as the InterCity West Coast franchise as he...

Christmas work

An army of 20,000 workers will be tasked with delivering 386 rail improvement projects over the Christmas period. Although...

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2019

The room falls silent. Bums occupy the edges of seats while the audience’s gaze locks onto the presenter’s lips as he prises...

RailStaff December 2019: The next chapter

Going from one year into the next often feels like the beginning of a new chapter. Only, for 2020, there are significant...

Behind the scenes with BTP’s protest release team

The sophisticated tactics of protestors are being matched by the efforts of a specialist BTP team. Stewart Thorpe visits its headquarters to find...

RailStaff November: We Will Remember Them

https://issuu.com/railmedia/docs/railstaff-november-19

Ditching diesel-only: greener alternatives to powering Britain’s trains

Train travel is considerably greener than most modes of transport. Of the 126 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the...

Weathering the climate change storm

At the start of November, Network Rail released dramatic video footage of a section of railway (pictured above) which had been left...

Valuing nature: The impact of the Varley Review

Public concern over the damage to wildlife caused by lineside vegetation clearances led to a DfT-commissioned report in 2018. one year after...

Victorious Thameslink Southern TC claim league title

An inaugural football league for railway workers has come to a sizzling end with an entertaining 4-0 encounter.  Thameslink...

Metro man bows out

An engineering stalwart who oversaw the construction of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s tracks is retiring after 47 years in the rail...