Guest Writers stories

Protecting our workforce from trauma

15th May 2020

Frontline staff may be vulnerable to Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental ill-health conditions after witnessing accidents, injuries and […]

Why the high value of connectivity can’t be ignored on the trains

15th May 2020

The recent announcement of the UK government to push forward with HS2 has led to renewed calls for an improved […]

A transformative economic generator and a world first – plans for a rail link from Scotland to Ireland

13th May 2020

It was just over two years ago that Professor Alan Dunlop revealed his vision for a bridge linking Northern Ireland […]

Tom Smith: The new energy leading SSE Enterprise Rail

11th May 2020

When SSE Enterprise Rail was launched five years ago the vision was to become the rail industry’s power partner of […]

What is the new normal post COVID-19 for travel behaviour?

7th May 2020

Normal life as we once knew it has stopped for millions of people in the UK. From those furloughed or […]

We must act now to deliver the Government’s carbon-free railway targets

5th May 2020

The railways have a very crucial role to play in helping the UK decarbonise in the next 30 years. It […]

Mark Hopwood on keeping South Western Railway passenger improvements on track

1st May 2020

When Mark Hopwood took on the role of Managing Director at South Western Railway in January, he expected to have […]

The fight to survive for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

30th April 2020

It is one the country’s most iconic heritage railways taking passengers on a stunning 18-mile trip through the North York […]

In times of crisis, no job is more important than taking care of your team

28th April 2020

The roles and responsibilities of political and business leaders have dramatically changed in the past few weeks. Before the pandemic, […]

Appeal signals the strength of the railway community

24th April 2020

A recruitment poster of Lord Kitchener calling for people to enlist in the British Army was one of the defining […]

Making a better use of technology to get people out of their cars and onto the trains

23rd April 2020

Modern technology offers the opportunity for train passengers to have access to customised services and up-to-date information to enhance the […]

Andrew Haines: Life in charge of running Britain’s railways

21st April 2020

Andrew Haines is a man ready to take on a challenge. It is almost 10 years to the day, that […]

Grand Central MD vows to come back stronger after suspension of services

17th April 2020

What a difference a few weeks has made for train operating company Grand Central. It was only last month that […]

I want SMEs to be better represented and recognised for the vital role they play: John Chappell, New RIA SME Group Chair

16th April 2020

John Chappell has been revealed as the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) SME Group Chair. RIA is the trade association for UK-based suppliers […]

Exclusive: Network Rail Chief Exec Andrew Haines on major Easter weekend works

14th April 2020

Despite the challenging circumstances surrounding the coronavirus crisis, Network Rail has managed to complete an impressive amount of rail improvements […]

How Greater Anglia’s train planning team rewrote the timetable almost overnight

9th April 2020

The coronavirus crisis has brought about sudden changes for train operating companies timetables, what would be a logistical nightmare even […]

Taking parcels off the roads and onto the railways

7th April 2020

The railway is one of the most carbon efficient ways of moving goods over long distances. Rail freight offers benefits […]

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 […]