Guest Writers stories

How the rail industry can support aircraft engineers affected by challenging times in the aviation sector

3rd April 2020

The Bostonair Group recently moved into the rail sector with the expansion of its leading recruitment, line maintenance and technical […]

“Our values should guide our behaviours and actions in the bad times as well as the good”: Elaine Clark RFM

2nd April 2020

For over 25 years the Rail Forum Midlands has been supporting the railway industry to grow and thrive. It now […]

Exclusive: Network Rail and its measures to keep the supply chain moving during the COVID-19 crisis

31st March 2020

Never have the pressures of the nation to keep key workers and supplies moving rested so heavily on the shoulders […]

An Important Message from David McLoughlin, CEO of RBD

25th March 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope you are all keeping as well as possible in these incredibly challenging circumstances. The […]

The new technology transforming railway performance in the UK

20th March 2020

Intrusive vegetation growth, hazardous leaf fall, or a tree damaged by gale force winds lying precariously close to the rail […]

18/3 – The Railway Mission: Supporting the industry during the coronavirus pandemic

18th March 2020

There are widespread concerns about the threat posed by the coronavirus. This is particularly the case in the rail industry. […]

Quick wins to demonstrate to the world our decarbonisation commitment

10th March 2020

The race is on for the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050. All industries have an important role to […]

Why more women should consider a job in the railways

5th March 2020

It is no secret that the rail industry has a gender imbalance. In the second part of our interview with […]

Life in rail: The highs of working as a freight driver

3rd March 2020

The railways have transported vital goods since early in the 19th century, and as there’s an increasing importance on reducing […]

The latest piece of kit keeping the railways on track

21st February 2020

Rail track solutions expert Harsco is transforming the way it monitors the utilisation of its rail maintenance machines with the […]

How collaboration is key to transforming the way we do things on the railways

17th February 2020

The rail industry has never faced the challenges that it has today – with passenger numbers spiralling, more complex timetables […]

Introducing RBD and a whole host of new services

10th February 2020

To all of our users and subscribers, When we first set out to create in 2017, we wanted to […]

Digital In Unipart

6th February 2020

Most leading companies realise that digital transformation is as much about culture as technology. That’s why Unipart Rail’s leadership team […]

It’s not rocket science…it’s space engineering

5th February 2020

Storage, lifting, testing and transportation are operational challenges faced across the rail industry every day. To solve these challenges, quite […]

Unipart Rail’s international footprint

4th February 2020

The international rail industry is not a homogenous sector. Each country – and even states within countries – has its […]

Supply Chain Consultancy – Resolving Pressure

3rd February 2020

The rail industry typically works on very short lead times, and this puts pressure on the supply chain. Pressures such […]

Technical Solutions to Possession Problems

31st January 2020

Speeding up possessions is essential to ensure that the infrastructure is in-service for the maximum time for passenger and fleet […]

Northern re-nationalisation: “Nothing will change,” says Railfuture

29th January 2020

The Northern franchise has been renationalised. Commenting on this, Railfuture director Ian Brown said: “So Northern have finally taken the […]

East West Rail: cutting across established lines

10th January 2020 Editor Dan Clark spoke to East West Railway Company CEO Simon Blanchflower about the progress made so far It’s […]

Linbrooke delivering connectivity and technology with military precision

3rd January 2020

We’re entering a critical junction for the rail sector. Billions of pounds of investments are coming down the line but, […]