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Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most recent role was president and chief executive officer of New York City Transit Authority, where...

James Le Couilliard joins Rock Rail in the UK and Australia

Rock Rail, the rolling-stock investment company, has appointed James Le Couilliard as a new partner to focus on rail development opportunities in the UK and Australia. he will be focussing on rolling stock and rail infrastructure procurement...

Changes at the top at Stadler

Dr Thomas Ahlburg has left his post as group CEO of Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer “Due to different views regarding Stadler's strategic and organisational development”. Until a successor is appointed, Peter Spuhler, chairman...

New environment and energy manager for Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has appointed Stephanie Evans to be its new environment and energy manager. She joins from two universities and facilities management firm NORSE, where she worked in environment management roles. Matt Wakefield, Greater...

New chair for rail industry’s West Midlands Supervisory Board and Grand Rail Collaboration

Alex Warner has been appointed as chair of the Grand Rail Collaboration (GRC), a West Midlands rail industry group committed to boosting train reliability and passenger satisfaction. He takes over from West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, whose...

GB Railfreight appoints Alex Kirk to be its new infrastructure manager

GB Railfreight has appointed Alex Kirk as general infrastructure manager. He joins GBRf from Network Rail, where he began his career as a graduate in the commercial freight team. In the six and a half years there,...

Stuart Browne appointed as Hoppecke’s new general manager in the UK

Stuart Browne has been announced as the new general manager of Hoppecke Industrial Batteries’ UK operation. He joined Hoppecke UK in 2015 as service director and was then promoted to operations director-sales and service...

Darren Leigh joins Unipart as CFO

Leading independent manufacturing, logistics and consultancy company Unipart Group has announced the appointment of Darren Leigh as group chief financial officer. Darren’s recent experience has been in the technology sector, at both Sage and...

John Hickling joins 3Squared from Bombardier

Sheffield-based rail technology specialist 3Squared has announced the appointment of John Hickling as Client Partnership Director, a new role created as the company continues to expand. He will support 3Squared’s clients, including Network Rail,...

Charlene Wallace to lead Network Rail’s focus on passengers and customers

Network Rail has appointed Charlene Wallace as director for national passenger and customer experience at Network Services. She brings with her over 20 years’ experience in the public transport sector, having previously held senior...

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Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...

BTP praised for cracking down on County Lines gangs

Priti Patel MP, the Home Secretary, has praised the impact of a nationwide crackdown on county lines drug dealing by forces including...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on...

GTR staff cover over 800 miles for NHS

To raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients, a group of railway workers has cycled, walked and jogged...