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DB CEO steps down

Dr Rüdiger Grube, chief executive of German state railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB), has resigned his post. The group’s supervisory board unanimously agreed to accept his resignation effective immediately. Chief financial officer Dr Richard Lutz will take over as interim CEO. After almost eight years as CEO, Dr Grube’s contract was reportedly due to end […]
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CH2M European MD to take over at HS2

Mark Thurston, currently managing director overseeing CH2M’s European operations, including those in the UK, has been appointed as the new chief executive of HS2. The post became vacant when Simon Kirby left to join Rolls Royce as chief operating officer at the turn of the year. Since joining the rail industry as a TfL apprentice […]
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Embedding safety into 4LM

Managing risk on a project isn’t just about being the safety police, says Sarah; it is much more important to support and encourage safe practice. On something like the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) project, probably one of the largest and most complex resignalling programmes in the world, that philosophy is being put to the test. […]

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Fostering engineering equality

Gender equality was an ever-present theme throughout the US presidential election. It was the first time a woman had been a genuine contender for the job – a significant moment in history. The result will go down in history for very different reasons but it means the metaphorical glass ceiling will remain intact for a […]
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Apprentices going Underground with 4LM

Being scouted by a professional team is the goal for any aspiring footballer, but it’s also where the hard work really begins. ‘You’re classed as an apprentice, so you study while playing football for the first two years,’ explained Mitchell Nelson, who was signed by Colchester in 2009 before going on to spend two years […]
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Rail staff conquer Mount Kenya

A team of 20 intrepid rail staff has raised £90,000 for the Railway Children in a dramatic 11-day expedition to the summit of Mount Kenya. Climbers braved storm force winds and bad weather to raise money for the charity which helps children at risk on the streets. At a height of 4,985m, the group had […]
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Northern powerhouse turns apprenticeship hub

‘This is the start. This is the start of your career… Set your own targets, set your own goals,’ said the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, directly addressing a new cohort of Intertrain apprentices. On September 27, new and current apprentices were brought together at Intertrain’s Balby Court headquarters for a celebratory event entitled ‘Driving […]
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First class honours for Network Rail graduate and NTRS

Ambitious Network Rail graduate Lucy Hoyle won the 2016 Graduate of the Year award. Lucy, who studied geography at University College London (UCL) before joining the Network Rail graduate scheme in September 2015, said she had always been interested in working in infrastructure and construction. She is currently part of the Network Rail Transformation team, which is […]
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Access team and Merseyrail manager share the spoils

Bridgeway’s Access Services team took home the Rail Infrastructure/ Possessions Team of the Year award and were followed swiftly by the 2016 Rail Manager of the Year winner, Merseyrail’s Ian Taylor. The Bridgeway Access Services team has been providing possessions, line blockages, AC and DC isolations for clients across the UK since 1995. Recent projects include […]
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Awards for MTR depot team and AGA lifesaver

MTR Crossrail’s maintenance team were recognised with the Depot Team of the Year award for their contribution to the service’s fast-improving reliability and satisfaction scores. Within just three months of being set up, the maintenance team had implemented new maintenance management software and procedures in ready for the launch of TfL Rail services between Liverpool […]
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Kirow team and lifelong rail engineer scoop 2016 honours

VolkerRail’s Kirow Team, winners of the Rail Plant and Equipment Team of the Year award, are used to scaling dizzying heights. With over 1,500 days without a RIDDOR, VolkerRail’s Kirow Team prides itself on being one of the most reputable plant teams in the sector. Since acquiring the UK’s first Kirow crane 15 years ago, VolkerRail has […]
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