2023 Shortlist


We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 25th Rail Business Awards!

Congratulations to all our finalists!

A huge thank you to all those who have submitted entries this year and to our fantastic judging panel.

The winners will be revealed on Thursday 23rd February 2023 at London Hilton on Park Lane. Click here to book your tickets for the night.

The Rail Freight and Logistics Excellence Award, Richard Hope Award, Industry Leader winner along with the coveted Rail Business of the Year Award  will be announced on the night.

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Asset Management & Maintenance Excellence

Coda Cloud - Digitalising remote maintenance and management of stations

Network Rail - Strategy Engineering & Asset Management System (StrEAMS)

Northern Trains - Newton Heath Traincare Depot

One Big Circle and Network Rail - Salisbury Low Adhesion Monitoring Project

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Customer Service Excellence

East Midlands Railway - EMR Connect: a new service which puts customers first

MTR Elizabeth Line - Customer Experience Business Plan

Northern Trains - Accessible Travel Simulation

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Diversity & Inclusion in Rail

Northern Trains - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

South Western Railway - SWR Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Southeastern - Creating a diverse and inclusive workforce

TransPennine Express - An inclusive employer

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Education & Training Excellence

Big Button and RSSB - RED 59 Trespass

Network Rail (Southern Region) - Leadership Development Programme

Northern Trains - Virtual Reality Driver Training

Northern Trains - Northern's Apprenticeship Scheme

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Infrastructure Project and Station Excellence

Arriva Rail London - Hackney Central Second Entrance

MTR Elizabeth Line - Surface station improvements programme

Network Rail - Waterloo W16 Signal Enhancement

West Midlands Rail Executive and Transport for West Midlands - Perry Barr railway station and bus interchange

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Innovation of the Year

Dura Composites - Patented closed cell composite dagger boards

Network Rail, Angel Trains, Transmission Dynamics, DB ESG and One Big Circle - Revolutionising overhead line condition monitoring

Northern Trains - Water Trak

One Big Circle - Salisbury Low Adhesion Monitoring Project

SRC Infrastructure - Cooling the London Underground

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Marketing & Communications Excellence

East Midlands Railway - The Making of Miles

Eversholt Rail Ltd and Transport Design International - Revolution Very Light Rail

Great Western Railway - A blockbuster campaign that's supercharged leisure rail recovery

Northern - Go Do Your Thing - new brand platform

West Midlands Trains - Ready When You’re Ready

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Rail Team of the Year

Balfour Beatty Rail - Rail Plant, Track Geometry Services

MTR Elizabeth Line - Train Service Delivery Team

Translink NI Railways - Intermediate carriages project team

Northern Trains - Neville Hill traincare transition team

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Safety & Security Excellence

Keolis Amey Docklands - Next Platform - changing our safety approach

Network Rail - Planning4Delivery

Network Rail, Porterbrook, Machines with Vision, One Big Circle, DG8 Design and Engineering - Switches & Crossings monitoring service

One Big Circle - Salisbury Low Adhesion Monitoring Project

Tended, Life-saving geofencing technology

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Supplier & Contractor Excellence

Civil Water Management - TDS400 Transport Drainage System

Mavin Powercube - TIES Living Lab - TfL Containerised Signal Equipment Room

Xrail Group - Growing UK expertise in an international market

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Sustainability & Environmental Excellence

Network Rail and NatureSpace - Organisational Licence for Great Crested Newts

Network Rail - Lineside 2035, towards a National Nature Network

Q Sustain with Network Rail and Designplan - Platform LED retrofit Lighting Scheme

VolkerRail Story Joint Venture - Hope Valley Railway Upgrade

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Train Operator of the Year

Greater Anglia

Keolis Amey Docklands

MTR Elizabeth Line

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Wellbeing in Rail

Southeastern Railway - health and wellbeing initiatives

Rail Wellbeing Live - cross-industry event

South Western Railway - building a supportive and inclusive workplace

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Young Professional

Charlotte Touhey - Northern Trains

Daniel Golton - GWR

Phoebe Bassett - SRC Infrastructure

Tom Baker - Balfour Beatty Rail