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RailStaff Awards goes back to 2021

The 2020 RailStaff Awards has been postponed due to continuing uncertainties over the Covid-19 pandemic. The rail industry’s favourite awards event, the only one in the industry to exclusively recognise people, not companies, was due to have...

What makes RailStaff Awards unique?

Every year, the railstaff awards attracts more entries, more interest and more companies than ever before, even though it's not a corporate event. why? The rail industry, like almost all other industries, has its...

Rail Team of the Year

One of the most loosely defined categories at the RailStaff Awards, Rail Team of the Year gives nominators broad scope. A team can be any number between two and infinity, and there is no restriction on what...

Rail Person of the Year

Although not intended to be the ‘Champion of Champions’ award, it is historically the last award of the evening and is often seen that way. The award encourages and celebrates the success of exceptional...

HR, Diversity and Inclusion

One of the longer titles for a category in this year’s RailStaff Awards - the HR, Diversity & Inclusion Person or Team Award - is also actually one of the most topical. Diversity is...

Station Staff

The men and women who staff the 2,500 railway stations around the country have a lot to cope with. They have to keep those stations safe for passengers, make sure they are clean and...

Samaritans Lifesaver

While the nominees in all of the RailStaff Awards categories can be called ‘heroes’ for the work that they do, those who win the Samaritans Lifesaver Award have every justification to be called that.

Learning and Development

Learning and development can take many forms on today’s railway. For a start, all new employees need training, not only to do their jobs but on the safety aspects of what they will be required to do...

RailStaff Awards: Talent in technology

The UK’s congested railways are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technology, with many rail operators choosing innovative software-based solutions over new infrastructure, which is often costly and disruptive to install.  With more than 30...

RailStaff Awards: A new kingdom

We've announced the date, presented the host, revisited last year's big winner as well as entertainment of yesteryear, and now we're ready to reveal the theme of the 2019 RailStaff Awards. Continuing from 2018,...

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