Carlisle’s Stobart Rail Team win Rail Team of the Year

The Stobart Rail Team has won this year’s Rail Team of the Year Award at the RailStaff Awards 2012.

Will McMurray accepted the award on behalf of the team.

In appalling weather, the team helped complete a re-rail and weld project on 700 metres of the Manchester Metrolink in 51 hours – the only window of time available to them.

Part of the Stobart Rail Group, lead by Will McMurray had to remove and replace ballast, install continuous welded rail, new adjustment switches and a pair of insulated rail joints. They then had to tamp the ballast and stress the track over a distance of 975 metres.

Tom O’Connor, managing director of the Rail Media Group which organises the RailStaff Awards, said: “The Stobart Rail Team’s ingenuity and efforts on a difficult job on the Manchester Metrolink demonstrates the resourcefulness and professionalism which underscores so much of the rail industry.

“We congratulate the team on it s achievement and wish all members of the team every continuing success in the future.”

Stobart Group Ltd, founded by Eddie Stobart, is a multi-modal freight and logistics transport operation with an involvement in railways and railway engineering.

The group is headquartered in Carlisle, Cumbria.

The Rail Team of the Year Award was sponsored by CDI AndersElite.

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