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The Workforce


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?


RIA on HS2: We need more rail capacity, not less.

28 September 2023 | By

Responding to reports that the second phase of the HS2 scheme between Birmingham and Manchester may be abandoned, reviews by the Railway Industry Association (RIA) on the Department for Transport (DfT) data demonstrates that passenger numbers today are higher than in 2012, when HS2 was first approved. Numbers are returning…


Global Railway Review Issue 3 2023

25 August 2023 | By

This issue explores some of the bigger next-steps for the industry, including Digital Automatic Coupling; the importance of broadening career horizons for women and the younger generation within the industry and the significance of fleet upgrades.