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TBF helping to make a difference

During the past 12 months, TBF has paid out more than £2.5 million in benefits to its members. The demand for its support is...

RailStaff Awards: Better every year

It takes a great deal of effort to organise and host a major awards event like the RailStaff Awards. It is a logistical juggling...

Big moments from small talk

We all engage in small talk on a daily basis with friends and work colleagues. We talk about our weekends, families and, best of...

The RailStaff Awards: a spectacle with no shortage of inspiring characters

Who inspires you? A parent, a teacher, your best friend? You may never have thought to name the people who have shaped your life...

New Year’s Honours for railway heroes

More than 1,000 people have been named on the New Year's Honours list 2018 for exceptional achievement and service. Among them are a number of...

Powerlifting train driver talks about his journey to the Invictus Games

Grabbing a set of 25kg weights, Freightliner’s Steve Cokayne talks me through his warm up routine. We meet at the gym he trains at...

Top accolade for London Bridge controller

Having already gone up on stage to collect the Station Staff of the Year award with his London Bridge colleagues, Arron Raimbault was surprised...

Driving dedication

Northern train driver Colin Newton was a little bemused when he came off stage after winning the Train Driver of the Year award. ‘It’s a...

Greater Anglia team stand out

High retention rates and the delivery of a busy schedule of coaching development sessions were just two of the reasons that Greater Anglia’s learning...

Rewarding potential

Electrical engineer Conor Maton from rail telecommunications leader telent has won this year’s Graduate of the Year title. Born and raised in Coventry, Conor studied...

From ticket office to control room

When Kai Gohegan joined the rail industry, it was meant to be a stopgap. He arrived at Southern 13 years ago, working in the ticket...

Safety above all else

The safety performance of Freightliner’s Birmingham terminal was recognised with a win in the Rail Safety Person of the Year category. Freightliner’s operations manager Adrian...

Signalling success

Praised for helping nurture and develop another Network Rail team, IP Signalling Northern LNE’s Construction Team has won the Signalling and Telecommunications Person or Team...

Waterloo engineer leads youth charge

It is easy to forget that the work undertaken this summer to upgrade Waterloo station and increase capacity on the South Western route represented...

Kept in the loop

Delays and closures are part of life on the railway – passengers, given time, can understand and accept that. It is how the industry...

Salute for London Bridge station staff

Staff at London Bridge station could never have been fully prepared for the events that unfolded on the evening of 3 June this year. Three...

Finding a heart of gold

The fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire was felt by communities across West London. For an operator like Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which reaches...

End of a tough year for BTP

One of the few uplifting things to follow major tragedies is the volume of praise reserved for members of our emergency services. Those who...