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TOCs taking pride in diversity & inclusion

With Pride Month running from 31 May to 30 June, it’s an ideal time for the industry to champion diversity and fly the flag...

Train presentation crews: the hidden heroes

Punctuality, reliability, and cost are key concerns for customers when choosing to travel by rail. But another consideration, and one often taken for granted,...

Time for a change?

Colin Wheeler This year there will be a General Election, perhaps in October, and the funding of our railways, trams, metros, and indeed all forms...

Bill Taylor: The hero signaller of Carlisle

Paul Darlington Forty years ago, at 05:30 on Tuesday 1 May 1984, Bill (Willie) Taylor, a signaller at Carlisle Power Signal Box (PSB) realised that...

Andy Bagguley named as Porterbrook’s fleet services director

Porterbrook has announced the appointment of Andy Bagguley as fleet services director. Andy will join on 3 June from East West Rail Company. Taking responsibility...

More questions than answers

Colin Wheeler delivers the latest news in rail safety from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB). We are told that at some time during this...

Careers and Recruitment Roundup

The industry is always calling out for new recruits. whether it’s to fill positions on major projects, ensure customers get the best service on...

Expert commentary: Sambit Banerjee, Siemens Mobility UK

Railstaff sat down with Siemens Mobility UK CEO, Sambit Sanerjee, to consider his career, his new role, and the company's commitment to the environment...

A record year for RAIB reports?

Colin Wheeler Colin Wheeler gives us a roundup of the latest safety reports from the Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB). Calendar year 2023 looks like being...

Fatigue, fines, and a reopened investigation

Colin Wheeler A court case was heard in Aberdeen on 7 September concerning the triple fatality passenger train accident at Carmont, west of Stonehaven, back...

Health & Safety Roundup

The past few months have seen numerous initiatives aimed at improving the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers. We give you a roundup...

Our railways and trams need more focused organisation

Colin Wheeler Political turmoil, the UK economy, and Covid have all affected the way we live and work. Hopefully we are at last moving forward...

East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) – Digital Career Opportunities

nfrastructure in the UK. Taking place on 09-11 May at Birmingham’s NEC, the event will once again bring together the entire industry, presenting the...

How many close calls can we stomach?

Individuals and teams make mistakes – it’s a fact of life. But I believe vertical slice audits and unannounced safety visits would help to...

HS2 Ltd awards landmark rolling stock contracts to Hitachi-Alstom joint venture

HS2 Ltd today confirmed that a Hitachi/Alstom JV has been awarded the contracts to build Britain’s next generation of high speed trains at their...

Total Rail Solutions Install Defibrillators in Road Rail Vehicles & Welfare Units

Total Rail Solutions (TRS) the complete rail service provider has installed 10 x Defibrillators into a selection of its Road Rail Vehicle (RRV) fleet...

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN US FOR RVE!

Register at www.rve-expo.co.uk for our exhibition, Rail in the Midlands conference and more. DERBY ARENA hosts the UK’s original dedicated rolling stock event, Modern Railways...

Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People. For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been...