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RailStaff Awards: People are our future

CP5 has been a challenging control period for the whole rail industry; however, through collaboration, developing relationships with new customers, and investing in technology...

Guardians of the railway

If you listen to speeches from industry figureheads, we are often reminded that passenger journeys on the railways have more than doubled in the...

Great westerners

Before the sun had even risen on 20 August, the very first Class 802 train specifically built for Devon and Cornwall left Plymouth for...

RailStaff Awards: Highs and lows

Satnam Thiara strolled up to the stage at the 2010 RailStaff Awards bursting with pride as the winner of the Newcomer of the Year...

RailStaff Awards: Investing for the future

The transition from one control period to another can be challenging, but the promise of investment in CP6 gives companies reason to be optimistic. Total...

RailStaff Awards: A touch of magic

The NEC isn’t the obvious place for the forces of magic and sorcery to place their portal into the mortal realm, but visitors to...

RailStaff Awards: People – our number one priority

A business is only as strong as its people. “It’s an old cliche but I fully believe in it,” said Steve McLaren, managing director...

Getting ready for the Digital Railway

The modernisation of the signalling and control systems that manage Britain’s railway will represent a sizeable chunk of the planned investment for CP6 and...

RailStaff Awards: New addition to expert panel

We’re pleased to announce that Alison Rumsey, group HR director for Network Rail, will be part of the independent industry panel judging this year’s...

From the London Underground to world domination

Shauni McDonald picked up her first award in 2011, quickly followed by another two in the same year. In 2012, she was presented with...

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...