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Autistic station worker encourages others like him to go for their dream job

A customer services assistant at Birmingham New Street station is inspiring other autistic people like him to find a route into their dream career. Dan Noon has been working throughout the coronavirus pandemic helping passengers to complete essential journeys safely...

Engineering graduate improving signalling between Sheffield and London urges more women to consider railway careers

A graduate who joined Network Rail during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been helping to improve the signalling on the Midland Main Line is encouraging more women to consider a career in the rail industry. Ellie Smith, who is based...

Female job seekers encouraged to consider a career on Britain’s new railway

Women aiming to get back into employment after a career break, or who are looking for a new start, are encouraged to consider a career on board Britain’s new railway, HS2. According to ONS data, female unemployment rates have risen...

HS2 wins award for bringing disabled into employment

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, has won an award for its commitment to ensuring equality and transparency in its recruitment practices. The company’s resourcing team has been crowned winners of the Recruitment Team of the Year...

The hidden disability Sunflower Scheme

At a time when people have to wear facemasks, and it is seen as antisocial not to do so, what about those who can't wear them for medical reasons? Although one person in five has a disability of some sort,...

The changing faces of the railway

The global anti-racism movement has brought attempts to make the British railway industry more representative into the spotlight. To find out how the industry is thinking about equality, diversity and inclusion, Rachel Groves spoke with the diversity champions of the...

Pride during a pandemic

The annual pride festivals provide a visible and colourful reminder that the LGBT+ movement is now (largely) an accepted part of society. Cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, how did the movement keep its momentum going? In the...

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

British Rail guard Asquith Xavier, who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966, has been recognised with a plaque in the waiting Room at Platform 1 of Chatham station in Kent. A Chatham resident, Asquith Xavier was and...

Talent and gender diversity in the rail sector

Guest writer Adam Razzell, head of transport and infrastructure at Advance Resource Managers, reflects on the diversity of talent in the rail industry and questions whether more needs to be done. With an average staff turnover rate of just three...

STEM with a difference

Paul Darlington joined a STEM event with a difference as 32 young women from Manchester took a train to Liverpool Many roles on the railway today are hidden from the public. Passengers see station staff and on-board hosts and train...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...