People stories


Skanska UK’s Gregor Craig named Chair of CBI Construction Council

25th September 2020

The CBI has appointed Gregor Craig, President and CEO of Skanska UK, as Chair of the CBI Construction Council.

Chiltern Railway

Chiltern Railways announces new Managing Director

25th September 2020

Chiltern Railways, the Arriva UK Trains company, has announced the appointment of Richard Allan as its new Managing Director. Chiltern, which has recently signed a new agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT), runs services between London Marylebone and the Midlands, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Unipart Rail Strengthens New Products expertise

24th September 2020

Unipart Rail is continually bringing new products to the rail sector, and has recently strengthened its New Products team with three new recruits joining the existing team and reporting to Marketing Director Jake Rudham.


Stadler Rail Service UK appoints first UK engineering director

24th September 2020

Stadler Rail Service UK has appointed Paul Patrick as its first UK engineering director.

Rail Delivery Group

Changes at the top prepare the Rail Delivery Group for the future

23rd September 2020

The Rail Delivery Group has announced changes to its leadership that will ensure the organisation is ready to support potential reforms stemming from the Williams Review into the future structure of the railway.

Adeline Ginn

Rail industry celebrates the Women in Rail Awards 2020 with a digital supplement

23rd September 2020

Whilst a live event was not possible, the UK rail industry flooded social media to celebrate the winners of the third annual Women in Rail Awards.

BTP appoints new lead on Trust, Legitimacy and Community Relations

23rd September 2020

BTP (British Transport Police) has appointed a new Chief Superintendent who will be the force’s Lead on Trust, Legitimacy and Community Relations.


RIA Annual Conference early bird ticket availability extended to 2nd October

22nd September 2020

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is extending from mid September to 2 October registration for Early Bird tickets to its Annual Conference, which takes place virtually on 4-6 November.


Taziker Announce New CEO

22nd September 2020

Taziker, the multi-disciplinary specialist contractor, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Corcoran to the company and the Board as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st October 2020.

Department for Transport

Rail Minister thanks efforts of volunteer Journey Makers and work to provide cleaner, safer stations

22nd September 2020

Volunteers focused on providing passengers with simpler, safer journeys were recognised by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris today, as he thanked ‘Journey Makers’ at Norwich Station for their role in helping support passenger journeys on the railways.

Nichols Group

Former HS2 Chief Executive joins the Nichols Group

21st September 2020

Simon Kirby has joined the Nichols Group as Managing Partner.

Phil Taylor

Phil’s the youngest person to ever drive a Metro train when it opened in 1980

21st September 2020

At the tender of age of 19 Phil Taylor was the youngest person to drive a Metro when the network first opened – a record he still holds today.

HS2 Ltd

Andy Swift joins HS2 as project client for Euston

18th September 2020

It’s been revealed that Andy Swift will be joining HS2 as Project Client for Euston.

Great Western Railway

Community heroes to be celebrated with their names on Great Western Railway trains

17th September 2020

Great Western Railway has revealed the names of the community heroes who will have their names added to the side of trains in the coming weeks.

David Golding

GB Railfreight Announce New Asset Director

17th September 2020

GB Railfreight is delighted to announce the appointment of David Golding as Asset Director, who officially started his new role this week.


Porterbrook CEO named as Railway Children ‘Rail Aid Ambassador’

17th September 2020

Porterbrook today strengthened its support for Rail Aid 2020, by announcing that CEO Mary Grant would become a Rail Aid Ambassador.

Govia Thameslink Railway

Rail firm scores health and safety hat trick at RoSPA awards

16th September 2020

Railway firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains, has won three sought-after national safety accolades, including a special ‘Pride’ award for two employees who saved the life of a man on the tracks.


Arcadis appoints new City Executive for the Northern Powerhouse to drive growth agenda across the region

15th September 2020

Arcadis has further reinforced its commitment to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and the Northern Powerhouse with the appointment of Debbie Francis as the new City Executive for the region.


Gautier Jacob to become CEO of Imtech

14th September 2020

Paul Kavanagh is stepping down as CEO of Imtech 27 years after jointly founding the business.

Rail Delivery Group

Industry leaders support new rail aid fundraiser

14th September 2020

Eight senior leaders from across the rail industry have today committed to supporting Rail Aid 2020 by becoming ambassadors of the fundraising initiative in aid of Railway Children.