Steve Murphy – Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth line – has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of MTR UK, a newly created entity that will replace MTR Europe.
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Crucial to a great performing rail organisation is the well-being of the workforce behind the service. Whether front-line staff, train drivers, track workers, engineers, technicians or top-level management, having a safe, motivated and skilled workforce is imperative for an organisation working in the rail sector.
What are the trends and challenges facing rail’s workforce and how is the industry moving forward to support and develop its employees?
With major plans for rail development in the UK, such as HS2, it’s crucial that skilled talent is attracted and trained quickly; latest figures estimate that 50,000 more professionals are needed in rail. Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel and Head of Public Policy at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)…
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed more than $300 million in additional funding for the Regional Rail Revival programme to help create more infrastructure jobs in Victoria.
As trespassing and other illegal activity continues to impact daily services, Metro Trains Melbourne tells Global Railway Review about the range of measures and efforts that have been implemented across its network to deter criminals and limit delays.
As the beginning of major construction work moves closer, HS2 has announced that it has begun recruiting for hundreds of new jobs across the entire high-speed rail project.
Henri Poupart-Lafarge has replaced Sabrina Soussan as the new Chair of UNIFE - the organisation representing the European rail supply industry.
HS2 Ltd. has announced that three bidders will be invited to tender for the £570 million contract to construct Birmingham Curzon Street station.
Current CEO of Netherlands Railways (NS), Roger van Boxtel, will stay in his role until 30 September 2020, before Marjan Rintel, currently Director of Operations, takes over the CEO position.
HS2 has highlighted the importance of a more diverse workforce in delivering the high-speed rail project on International Women in Engineering Day 2020.
On International Women in Engineering Day 2020, Network Rail has announced its new efforts to highlight the contributions of women to engineering and STEM.
From the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ester Caldana (Senior Policy Adviser for Social and Public Affairs) explain that promoting the rail sector’s credentials will help to overcome recruitment challenges and make the industry appealing to new generations.
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.
Nomad Digital have announced that Xavier Champaud is to take up the role as its new Managing Director on 1 August 2020.
With the rail industry facing an ageing workforce, HS2 has committed to hiring and developing the skills of more graduates and apprentices in preparation for the future.
HS2 Ltd has launched its new start-up ‘Innovation Accelerator' calling for entrepreneurial ideas that can help drive project efficiencies and create wider long-term economic benefits around the UK's new high-speed line project.