February 3rd 2010
‘Each year the RailStaff Awards provide us with a great opportunity to acknowledge the people that have gone that extra mile to make Britain's rail network a success,' says Iain Coucher, chief executive of Network Rail. ‘Thousands of people work extremely hard every day and every night to deliver a valuable train service for the public and it is important we recognise this dedication. I am once again proud for Network Rail to sponsor these awards and I am proud to be involved in paying testament to our people.'
The RailStaff Awards, now in its fourth year, will be held on 23rd October 2010 at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.
2010 marks an important year for the rail industry as work on Crossrail, Reading, Thameslink and a plethora of other projects from the Waverley Line to the South Wales up grade powers ahead. Electrifying the Great Western Main Line and preparing for High Speed Two will add to growing public interest in railways.
The RailStaff Awards provides a unique opportunity for railway people from all sectors to talk direct to each other in what has become an informal and good fun evening. The RailStaff Awards emphasises the unique contribution railway staff make every day to the industry.
‘We are delighted Network Rail is sponsoring the RailStaff Awards 2010,' says Tom O'Connor, managing director, Rail Media Group which is organising the Awards. ‘By its diligence and professionalism Network Rail is in large measure responsible for achieving a cross-spectrum consensus that railways are worth having and worth expanding. The RailStaff Awards celebrates the ingenuity and heroism of the ordinary men and women who deliver the railway round the clock and are rebuilding and expanding the railway as we speak.'