A former London Transport apprentice is the new president of the SOE. Garry Gilby became President of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) during the organisation’s AGM in July 2011. Succeeding Fleet Engineer Chris Grime, Garry delivered an inspiring speech describing...
Even the local football club has come down on the side of railway workers at Litchurch Lane in Derby - threatened with closure when the Thameslink train building contract was batted oversees to Siemens in Germany. Derby County players sported...

David Franks joins Keolis

David Franks has joined Keolis as managing director for New Franchises. Mr Franks will be based in Keolis UK’s London office and will report directly to Alistair Gordon, Keolis UK chief executive. Keolis UK, majority owned by SNCF, has prequalified for...
As part of the Art on the Underground project TfL is running an exhibition of stories which tell of the innumerable acts of kindness that play out on the London Underground. Passengers and staff are invited to send stories in....
Unipart Rail has appointed George Tillier as General Manager (T&RS) in Doncaster. He will report directly into John Clayton, Unipart Group Director. George has been with Unipart Rail for over ten years as Sales and Customer Service Director and has developed...

Litchurch flyer for Chiltern

Another show-stopping train built at Litchurch Lane, Derby, England, has arrived at Chiltern Railways. The latest train to roll off Bombardier's production line in Derby has entered passenger service as part of a new British-built fleet boosting service and comfort...
Signal boxes, so long an essential part of the rail network, will be a thing of the past in 20 years time. Network Rail plans to consolidate all signal operation in 14 Control Centres. The aim is to apply universal...
A special constable with the British Transport Police - who is also MP for Monmouth - has slammed the politically correct culture which has stopped effective policing in recent years and recently saw police losing control of the streets...

Golf win for Railsport GB

Railsport GB maintained their dominance of European Railway Golf tournaments, when they retained their USIC Golf Championship title by a margin of 7 shots over their nearest challengers France. Four years on from their inaugural success in Luxembourg, the GB...
After a record breaking run with four star reviews across the board the play based on E. Nesbit’s classic, ‘The Railway Children,’ has returned to rave reviews at Waterloo Station. Star of the show is the 60 tonne steam locomotive. Leading...
It reads like the beginning of a Lee Child novel but passengers who spotted a woman clutching a rucksack and fervently praying have been commended for taking prompt action. Fearing a terrorist suicide attack they raised the alarm on a...
Following complaints from railway staff and passengers, British Transport Police is stepping up patrols on stations and trains in the north east as fans of reality tv show, Geordie Shore, flood to Newcastle and mimic the action featured on...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work