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From operational support to having a seat on the board

Long-serving Hull Trains employee Louise Mendham has been appointed as its new production director. She joined the open access operator 14 years ago as operational...

Tackling the plant operative shortage

Flannery Plant Hire is working to help tackle the industry's skills gap while working on HS2. The Wembley-based company currently has 30 plant operatives involved...

Ex-Network Rail MD Phil Hufton joins Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation has announced that Phil Hufton, the former managing director of Network Rail for England and Wales, will become its new managing director...

TfL helps people with learning disabilities launch new careers

Hundreds of thousands of passengers pass through King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station every day. It was the busiest station on the network last...

RailStaff: 250 issues not out

When RailStaff was launched at the tail end of the last millennium, it wasn’t just the beginning of a new age for Britain’s railways....

Ex-HS2 CEO joins Nichols

Simon Kirby, the former chief executive of HS2 and chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce, has joined the Nichols Group as an associate senior advisor. In...

Talyllyn Railway’s first apprentice

Talyllyn Railway, a narrow gauge heritage line in Wales, has hired its first ever apprentice. Oscar Hutchinson, of Abergynolwyn, has been taken on as an...

New head of commercial at Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express has appointed Chris Crauford, the former head of commercial planning at Heathrow Airport, as its new head of commercial. The role was formerly...

New MD for HS2 JV

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has appointed Mark Davies as the managing director for its HS2 joint venture (JV). Mark Davies will take on the role...

CEO steps aside at Aspin Group after overseeing business restructure

Graeme Castle (Pictured) has replaced Russell Ward as the CEO of civil engineering group Aspin. Ward was appointed CEO of Aspin Group in March 2017, to...

Transport for Wales appoints rail director

Not-for-profit organisation Transport for Wales (TfW) has appointed Alexia Course (right) as director of rail operations. Alexia joins from Network Rail where she was programme director for...

From WWF to Campaign for Better Transport

Campaign for Better Transport has appointed Darren Shirley as its new CEO. Darren previously led Which?’s campaigns in regulated and retail markets, and comes to...

GTR’s new COO

GTR has announced Steve White will take over from Nick Brown, who is retiring after four decades in the rail industry, as COO in...

Grayling chooses replacement for ORR chair Stephen Glaister

A former airport CEO is set to replace Stephen Glaister as the chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Declan Collier, who recently left London City...

Ex-Costain rail director becomes chairman of Aspin

Civil engineering firm Aspin has appointed Costain's former rail director Gren Edwards as its new chairman. Edwards brings with him a wealth of  experience in the...

Calls to scrap “outdated” legislation that prevents youngsters from volunteering on heritage railways

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail (APPGHR) wants the law changing to legally allow under 16s to volunteer on heritage railways. APPGHR describes the Employment...

Spades hit the ground at new Nexus training academy

Ground has been broken on the site of a new £8.4 million training centre being built by Tyne and Wear Metro. Due to open next...

New commissioner to oversee HS2 complaints

Margaret Thatcher's former private secretary has been appointed as an independent construction commissioner for HS2. Sir Mark Worthington, who has more than 20 years' experience...