RailDirector May 2021

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Helping to put the PRIDE in the railways

Shane Andrews MBE on increasing LGBT+ awareness and empowering colleagues to celebrate diversity in the workplace.

A digital Development Consent Order?

Viral Desai explains how a holistic approach to consent can speed up the programme and transform major projects.


Rail industry publishes a new Sustainable Stations: Best Practice Guide.


News 10 Including the locomotive for the future, completion of Ribblehead Viaduct work - and kinetic flooring installation.

Is electrification the answer to net-zero conundrum?

An open letter to the Transport Secretary says immediate work is needed to meet net-zero commitments.

Building safety together – one vision – one industry

Alan Tarrant and Tracey Barber discuss next month’s Rail Safety Week.

Signalling change: moving into the driving seat for training


The interim report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

Removing the barriers to make the railways more inclusive

LNER’s Charlie Woodhead on his role to drive forward the EDI Charter.

Celebrating heritage railways


Aishwarya Chidambaram on the vital role for freight in decarbonising the transport sector.

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Providing a vital platform for the wellbeing of UK railway workers

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A decade of success


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Haigh Rail’s Managing Director Chris Haigh on his ten-year business journey.

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One Big Circle’s Emily Kent discusses the video platform helping drive rail’s digital transformation.

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A return to the track


International news


Movers and shakers


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Highlighting products and services that are set to transform the railways.

Chair of Kent & East Sussex Railway, Simon Marsh, on using the pandemic to accelerate change. Including RZD completes construction of two largest railway structures in Serbia. A round-up of new industry appointments

2020 Queen’s Award Winners in Innovation for Dura Platform Robroyston Station

Unlocking the Power of Composites for the Rail Industry

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Sally Sudworth on her mission to embed considerations around sustainability and resilience into all decision making.

Six months of complex recovery work gets Llangennech back on track.

Record entries and a record audience as the Heritage Railway Association’s annual awards go virtual.

Decarbonisation of freight

Supporting clients in creating climate-resilient communities

Railway Mission chaplain Mike Roberts on the vital role to be played in getting the railway family back on its feet.

Transport for Wales has appointed its first female Driver and Operations Trainer.

Stonehaven tragedy: train derailed after colliding with stones washed onto track

Stations set to go green as rail companies make sustainability pledge 36

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