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01.11.13

UK Rail Industry Awards deadline extended

Rail organisations have a little extra time to get their entries in for the UK Rail Industry Awards.

The deadline has been extended to 15 November 2013, in response to requests from organisations needing a little more time to co-ordinate their entries.

The UK Rail Industry Awards recognise the hard work and achievement of organisations, teams and individuals working tirelessly to deliver an efficient, robust rail transportation network – which continues to be one of the safest in Europe. The event also looks forward to the future workforce of the industry, because the UK Rail Industry Awards is also a fundraising spectacular for the UK Rail Industry Training Trust (UKRITT), a charity that inspires 12 to 19-year-olds to pursue the range of fascinating career opportunities in rail.      

Richard Parry-Jones, chairman of Network Rail, will give the keynote address at the UK Rail Industry Awards.

The judging panel is:

· Terry Morgan, chairman, Crossrail

· Gil Howarth, chief executive, NSARE

· Ian Prosser, chief inspector of railways, ORR

· Ben Ackroyd, engineering director, c2c

· George McInulty, programme director of infrastructure, Transport for London

· Guy Woodroffe, head of research and development, RSSB

· Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South and member of the Commons Transport Select Committee

· Amanda White, senior route engineer, HS2

· Philippa Oldham, head of transport and manufacturing, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

· Fiona Tordoff, chief executive, Institution of Railway Operators (IRO)

· Simon Iwnicki, professor of railway engineering, University of Huddersfield

· Guy Wilmshurst-Smith, head of professional development and training, Network Rail

· Martyn Chymera, chairman & founding member, Young Railway Professionals (YRP)

· David Hawkins, operations director, Institute for Collaborative Working

There are 18 award categories covering everything from electrification to social media, plus individual ‘lifetime achievement’ and ‘young rail professional’ awards.

To enter or find out more, click here: www.railtechnologymagazine.com/UKRIA

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