Women in Rail appoints new trustees

Women in Rail (WR) has appointed five new trustees to its governing Board. Sarah Reid, Gary Smithson, Ruth Busby, Mat Baine, and Philippa Hinton all hold key positions in the Rail sector and are ardent supporters of WR. Welcoming the new...

TransPennine Express shortlisted for Women in Rail Award

TransPennine Express (TPE) has been recognised for its work in promoting rail as a great career for women and has been shortlisted for the Social Inclusion award at next month’s Women in Rail Awards. TPE runs a number of programmes...

West Midlands Trains hailed for commitment to inclusivity at work

Rail operator West Midlands Trains has been hailed for its commitment to making the workplace inclusive for everybody at a prestigious national awards ceremony. The company, which runs services under the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway brands, has...

Merseyrail passengers encouraged to ‘be who you are’ with new installation at Moorfields

Moorfields ticket office has been transformed into a celebration of individuality with a new pair of wings encouraging passengers to pose and ‘be who you are’. The office has been adorned with a glitter wall, flamingos, disco balls and a...

Celebrating the achievements of women in Rail

This week’s International Women’s Day celebrated the achievements of women and marked a call to action to accelerate women’s equality. International Women’s Day has been marked for over a century, with the first gathering in 1911 supported by over...

RIA wins two Trade Association Forum Awards on diversity and leadership

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has notched up two wins at this week’s national Trade Association Forum Awards 2022. At a prestigious ceremony yesterday (17 February) in central London, RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan won the ‘Trade Association Leadership Award’,...

Breaking down barriers: North Wales signalling apprentice challenging railway stereotypes

Network Rail is on the look-out for its next group of talented apprentices to begin an exciting career on the railway. With applications now open, there are more than 50 level 2 and 3 engineering opportunities on offer, in 2022, across...

Rail operator reports apprentice boost with uptake driven by women and Black and Minority Ethnic recruits

The number of 2021 apprentices exceeded targets by 20% as 31 to 40 year-old’s look to make career switches and return to work. The number of apprentices recruited by rail firms Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern in 2021 exceeded its...

Avanti West Coast launch new Train Driver recruitment campaign

Avanti West Coast has launched a campaign to help recruit 40 new Train Drivers at locations throughout the UK in 2022. The initiative aims to encourage more people, especially women, to consider the role as a realistic career to pursue. Earlier...

Network Rail publishes autism friendly guide to travelling by train

Network Rail has produced a guide to help autistic people confidently and independently travel by train. It’s been developed in partnership with the National Autistic Society, after research was conducted with groups that represent passengers with specific needs, to...

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Train service calls at Reston for first time in 50 years

Communities from East Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders were this morning connected by rail for the first time in...