With an ageing and under-representative workforce, HS2 is working to better diversify rail in order to deliver the best high-speed rail project possible.
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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?
After suspending services on 30 March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic causing a drastic drop in passenger numbers, Grand Central has announced the extension of the suspension.
Alex joins GB Railfreight from Network Rail and will play a pivotal role in supporting the recovery of the railway post-COVID-19.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has called for new national standards to simplify government tendering processes for rail projects and help speed the post-COVID-19 recovery.
Mark Bayley and Fiona Ross have joined the Board of Network Rail with effect from 11 May 2020.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and concerns about the impact on the cash flow within the construction industry, HS2 supplier payment runs have been accelerated to ensure that they are being made in a timely manner.
After 15 successful years, Jeremy Long has announced he is to retire as CEO – European Business at MTR on 30 September 2020.
In recent years, two polar vortex systems have battered the United States’ Midwest region, with temperatures falling to -30˚C in Chicago and -37˚C in North Dakota – colder than parts of Antarctica. But, despite these severe weather environments, Norfolk Southern Railway Company managed to keep trains moving thanks to detailed…
Tom Meacock, Client Director, Strategic Rail at Atkins, looks at the critical issues facing the rail sector as we look to the ‘new normal’ and how might we respond to them.
HS2 Ltd, the company behind delivering the UK's new high-speed rail network, is the only company in the UK to have achieved a Gold Standard rating in all four categories of the Clear Assured best practice benchmark.
The workforce development centre will provide pre-apprenticeship classes and hands-on construction industry training for local residents who are looking for work on the California high-speed rail project.
As Londoners continue to stay home in order to save lives, a drastic fall in passengers has lead Transport for London to furlough staff in order to stay financially stable.
After one of two rail lines leading into Drax Power Station, Yorkshire, was flooded, Network Rail worked to keep vital freight moving and keep the UK powered during the COVID-19 crisis.
As Network Rail loses staff to illness and self-isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a new training centre has been opened to teach both new and returning signallers who will help to keep Britain's railway moving.
Govia Thameslink Railway has re-branded three of its trains in new livery to pay homage to the 200,000 NHS and key workers that travel on its network each week.