Guest Writers stories

Dyer & Butler: Essential infrastructure specialists accelerating in the rail sector

3rd July 2020

It was on Christmas Eve when Dyer & Butler’s Rail Director Chris Darlow received a call from Network Rail. A […]

Northern Powerhouse Rail Director on the next steps for the programme that will help level up the UK’s economy

2nd July 2020

Last month Transport for the North called on the Government to commit to rapid transport investment to help rebuild and […]

The importance of finding more efficient ways to invest in railway infrastructure

29th June 2020

With Rob Cairns, the Capital Delivery Director for the Eastern Region at Network Rail. Billions of pounds are being invested […]

The closer working relationships that are transforming the railways for the better

29th June 2020

Regular conference calls, shares of information and communication generally between Network Rail and its supply chain has never been better. […]

Linbrooke Rail MD: Delivering on the opportunities available from Network Rail

29th June 2020

Linbrooke Rail is at the forefront of Network Rail’s transformation of the railways. The specialists in telecoms, power and signalling […]

Putting the railways on track to a direct connection between renewable energy generators and electrified rail networks

23rd June 2020

World-leading solar rail pioneers Riding Sunbeams are accelerating ahead with their vision to develop a first of a kind direct […]

Building on the success of 13 years: The MD of Pod-Trak on his optimism for the future

21st June 2020

It might be an unlucky number for some, but the founder and the Managing Director of Pod-Trak, Paul O’Donnell, hopes […]

The fake PPE that could be putting workers’ lives at risk

19th June 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many and at the same time given rise to a number […]

Destination West Midlands: The new chair of the Grand Rail Collaboration on the priorities for the railways to bounce back

16th June 2020

Things may have changed somewhat from when Alex Warner agreed to take on the role of chair of the West […]

Full steam ahead as public support proving vital lifeline for the survival of many heritage railways in the UK

12th June 2020

They are the appeals that have caught the imagination of thousands of people and raised millions of pounds up and […]

Rail Project Development – Is it timely to renew focus?

11th June 2020

In recent months the rail industry has done a remarkable job in showing its flexibility in transforming working practices and […]

Working together to drive forward exports from the UK supply chain

9th June 2020

There will be very few railways throughout the world, if any, which don’t or haven’t been influenced in some way […]

Transport for the North: Funding vital rail schemes to rebalance decades of underinvestment

5th June 2020

Transport for the North has set out the needs of the North when it comes to rail investment through its […]

Network Rail’s Director of National Passenger and Customer Experience on operating a safe and reliable railway

4th June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on people, businesses and industries across the world and Britain’s railways is […]

The train driving paramedic – keeping both the trains moving and patients safe

3rd June 2020

When Jolene Miller left her role as a paramedic to pursue a career change as a train driver, little did […]

Hull Trains MD: The future of the company is bright and the planning is done to get back on track

29th May 2020

It took just five days to hibernate the operation of Hull Trains and suspend all services due to the unprecedented […]

Arriva MD UK Trains: Solutions that protect colleagues and passengers and help the country’s recovery.

28th May 2020

Never have train operating companies faced the challenges and pressures that they’ve seen in the last few months. Timetables and […]

Recognising the value of an inclusive culture in rail

27th May 2020

If someone had told Farah Sajwani five years ago that she would end up working in the railway industry she […]

RFG Director General on Building back- how rail freight can support the post COVID recovery

22nd May 2020

Rail freight operators and their customers have been working tirelessly, particularly in these last few months, to supply essential goods […]

Bombardier UK President: Redesigning an entire operation with social distancing as a priority

21st May 2020

Over the past weeks the resilience of the rail industry has been put to the test as we all adapt […]