Avanti West Coast becomes first train operator to be recognised for accessible website

Avanti West Coast website is awarded accreditation for being accessible to people with a range of disabilities.  Avanti West Coast becomes first train operator to be recognised for accessible website Avanti West Coast website awarded Shaw Trust Accessibility AccreditationWeb content accessible...

Network Rail wins RIDI Disability Confident Award

Network Rail has been announced as the winner of this year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Disability Confident Award, demonstrating its commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive employer for all. The awards – with a judging panel comprising...

Sir Peter Hendy CBE appointed Chair of National Railway Museum’s Advisory Board

Network Rail Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE has been appointed Chair of the National Railway Museum’s Advisory Board to spearhead delivery of the Museum’s Vision 2025 masterplan.  Outgoing Chair Anton Valk CBE, founding CEO of transport company Abellio, will step down from the...

Network Rail’s leaders vow to increase disabled workforce

Network Rail’s leaders have pledged to increase the number of disabled people they employ after figures showed that less than 3% of their 44,000-strong workforce has declared a disability or long-term health condition. Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE, board member...

Martin Bignell joins Rail Freight Group as Scottish and Northern Representative

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Bignell as its new Scottish and Northern Representative. Martin will play a key role in developing the RFG’s strategy for the regions, working with RFG members, key stakeholders...

Rail industry welcomes Louise Haigh MP as new Shadow Transport Secretary

The Railway Industry Association, the voice of the UK rail supply community, has welcomed Louise Haigh MP as the new Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “I would like to...

Switch on to rail safety

Network Rail, in partnership with the rail industry, has launched a new, free educational rail safety programme for children. Closely aligned to key stage levels – for age groups 3 -6, 7-11 and 12 -16 – the Switched On...

Over 1400 formerly unemployed secure work on HS2

HS2’s success in supporting unemployed people into work is largely driven by the effectiveness of its job brokerage partnership model which launched earlier this year. By bringing together the Department for Work and Pensions, strategic regional and local stakeholders...

RSSB Training: A Vital Aid to Understanding Rail Accidents

Britain’s railway is among the world’s safest. To keep it that way, organisations that work on or around the railway must learn from any accidents that happen, or nearly happen. That’s the key to preventing them, and training has...

Great Western Railway HR director scoops top award

Great Western Railway’s Ruth Busby has been named HR Director of the Year at the Personnel Today Awards 2021. Ruth was praised by judges for the way in which the rail operator’s Human Resources department helped lead colleagues through the...

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Birmingham Ladywood MP hears how constituents are benefitting from HS2

Birmingham Ladywood MP, Shabana Mahmood, has visited HS2’s Curzon Street Station site to see for herself how Eastside is...