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Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project

Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often, we fail to fully comprehend and grapple with this complexity, and as a result create...

KOREC expands UK rail team

KOREC, Trimble’s UK and Irish distributor for track surveying and measurement solutions, has expanded its dedicated rail team with the appointment of Ric Kirman...

Jeremy Candfield (1953-2020)

The Railway Industry Association has announced that its former director-general Jeremy Candfield passed away on Sunday 1 November, following a long battle with Parkinson’s...

New global rail director for Cundall

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has announced the appointment of Stephen Dale as global rail director, a brand-new role which will see him taking on...

Leon Daniels joins Net Zero Transport Board

Leon Daniels OBE, who is vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, has been appointed to the government’s Net Zero Transport Board...

Jason Baldock to head up Alstom signalling systems & infrastructure in UK and Ireland

Following news that Jonathan Willcock will be leaving Alstom to join Skanska, Alstom UK & Ireland has announced that Jason Baldock has been appointed...

Jonathan Willcock to move from Alstom to Skanska in October

Skanska has announced that Jonathan Willcock is to lead its UK infrastructure business from October 2020. Jonathan will be joining from Alstom, where he has...

Shapps appoints three non-executive directors to the HS2 board

As HS2 enters its construction phase and increases its activity and scale along the route and across the business, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has...

Michael Peter is now Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO

Michael Peter will become Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO as Sabrina Soussan, who has been his co-CEO until now, is leaving the company to take...

Network Rail promotes inspirational women on International Women in Engineering Day

New research, conducted by Savanta ComRes for Network Rail, has highlighted a lack of female role models within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)...

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most recent role was president and chief...

If it’s Tuesday it must be Olomouc

It is easy to sympathise with teachers who take groups of schoolchildren on educational visits, as they work hard to keep their charges together....

All Change and Mind the Gaps

Chairman’s address to the IMechE Railway Division 2019 Graham Neil CEng FIMechE FIET is the 51st chairman of the IMechE Railway division, taking over from 2018/19...

An evening of goodbyes as Gordon Wakeford retires from the Rail Supply Group

The Rail Supply Group staged a reception at the London Transport Museum on Monday 17 June, ostensibly to mark the retirement of Gordon Wakeford,...

Delivering Change: George Clark delivers his IRSE Presidential Address

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) appoints its new president at its annual general meeting every year. The 95th incumbent, Transport for London director of...

“Hugely impressive!”

Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network Rail When Dr Francis Paonessa joined Network Rail in the summer of 2015 from Bombardier Transportation, where he...