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Who should be responsible?

An informed look at suitability, competences, training and personal accountability Trained competences are essential for the safe and reliable operation, maintenance and renewal of our heavily used railways. RailStaff safety commentator Colin Wheeler considers...

Preparing for a new jobs boom

With some skills and professions in short supply, rail contractors depend on experienced recruiters to complete their teams and ensure the successful delivery of projects As staff shortages start to appear with the increase...

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it Not a day goes by without some reference to the skills gaps in the rail...

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.

Sydney Metro appoints new chief

Former Transport for Greater Manchester CEO Jo Lamonte has been appointed as the new chief of the biggest public transport project in Australia.

New centre in Melbourne to meet skills demand for “tunnelling bonanza”

The Government of Victoria will invest A$16 million into building a centre of excellence for tunnelling training. 

HS2 phase two MD leaves for job in Canada

Paul Griffiths, the managing director of HS2 phase two, will leave the company at the end of December to become program director for the $40 billion Metrolinx project in Canada.

Network Rail appoints successor to chief executive Mark Carne

Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.

Indian Railways starts mega recruitment drive for 90,000 personnel

One of the world's largest recruitment drives has been launched in India.

Eurostar CEO reflects on 15-year tenure as he bows out after Amsterdam launch

"That is it, the jigsaw is complete," said Nicolas Petrovic, who will step down from his role before the full launch and move to Siemens France to become its president on March 1.

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Alison Stansfield

It is with great sadness that the Permanent Way Institution has announced the loss of dear...

Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises...