Plaque unveiled at London King’s Cross to commemorate remarkable career of Britain’s first black train driver

A plaque dedicated to Wilston Samuel Jackson, Britain’s first black train driver, has been unveiled at London King’s Cross station today (25 October) to mark his outstanding contribution to the rail industry and encourage more people from Black, Asian...

Harvey Price becomes Lumo’s Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador

Harvey Price has been named Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador for Lumo, the newly launched train service due to run between London and Edinburgh. Launching on 25 October, Lumo is a 100% electric rail service that hopes to encourage greener and...

Rail industry celebrates the Women in Rail Awards 2021

The fourth Women in Rail Awards took place on Thursday 30 September at the stunning and iconic Roundhouse, Camden London. The event was attended by over 600 individuals from across the rail industry, coming to celebrate colleagues, teams and companies,...

Double success for Avanti West Coast at the Women in Rail Awards 2021

Avanti West Coast's  picks up Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the 2021 Women in Rail Awards whilst Glasgow Onboard Manager is awarded 'Women in Rail' Glasgow Onboard Manager Karen Paton awarded prestigious ‘Women in Rail’‘Lead the Way’ campaign picks up ‘Best...

GWR hosts a special audience with civil rights activist Dr Paul Stephenson on board his very own train

Great Western Railway celebrates Black History Month. Great Western Railway hosted ‘an audience with Dr Paul Stephenson OBE’ on board his very own train to mark the start of Black History Month. Civil rights pioneer Dr Stephenson was joined by friends...

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2021 – Back with beans and whistles!

On 15 September 2021, after 18 months of virtual meetings, a growth in online events and months of home working, 550 delegates from across the UK rail sector rallied at Newark Showground to attend the sixth Big Rail Diversity...

HS2 celebrates Apprentices Award by highlighting outstanding female apprentice on International Women in Engineering Day

HS2 Ltd has announced that it has been awarded the Platinum accreditation from Investors in People for its ‘We invest in Apprentices’ framework. Platinum is the highest-level accreditation and is awarded to organisations who can demonstrate that their apprentices are...

Women signallers making history at Sellafield in Cumbria

Sellafield signal box on the Cumbrian Coast line has become the first to be entirely staffed by women since the Second World War. The milestone was reached last month when trainee Amy Byrne joined Rebecca Rennoldson and Holly Williams to...

Railway worker “overjoyed” to donate blood for the first time as rules for gay and bi-sexual men change

Shane Andrews MBE donated alongside First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, who has shown his support for the campaign for change Network Rail project operations interface specialist, Shane Andrews MBE, is one of the first gay men in the UK...

UK rail first in-screen British Sign Language interpreters launch at London Euston

In a UK rail first, Network Rail has partnered with software and hardware specialist L.B. Foster Netpractise to launch in-screen British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters on fixed and mobile digital passenger information displays at London Euston station. British Sign Language...

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Northern commuters encouraged to return to rail

Commuters are being encouraged to return to rail by Northern. The train operator has made significant improvements to its network...