We’re proud to be at the forefront of innovation and progress in the rail industry. This commitment, along with our ‘better every day' culture, is how we're delivering a better railway for all our customers.

This is further demonstrated by the awards and recognition received by our people and initiatives. You can read about some of our most recent awards below.


Rowan Blaney (NR), James Featherstone (NR), Inge-Sarah Andersen (NR), Ruth Shevelan, (MM), Miraan Jothinath (NR), Chris Thompson (MM), Patrick Wilson (NR)

Network Rail and Mott MacDonald Graduates were announced as the deserving winner of the Graduate Initiative of the Year at the 2018 Construction News Talent Awards for their work on the Fast Trackers outreach project, delivered in collaboration with the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

The judges were highly impressed with our winner’s wide outreach to third parties involved in this initiative. In addition to that, the scheme’s wider impact for the industry helped judges decide it was worthy of this award.

Thameslink Programme’s London Bridge station redevelopment won two Awards at the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards 2018: Transport Project of the Year and the overall ICE 200 Award. The ICE 200 prize recognised how the station redevelopment project had transformed or benefitted society, providing resilience for people, properties and businesses.

The team behind the redevelopment of Britain’s fourth busiest station, which reopened in January 2018 following a major rebuild in which it stayed open to passengers throughout, includes contractors Costain, Balfour Beatty and Siemens.

Recognising that they should make the most of their five-day volunteering allowance, the IP HR team set up then smashed a 1,000 day challenge which encouraged colleagues to support their local communities and charities. The CIPD judging panel commented: Making a real difference to communities and real people.

Network Rail former chief executive Mark Carne and Rajinder Pryor, business manager for the Digital Railway Programme at Network Rail, were both among the winners at the Women in Rail Awards on Thursday 19 April.

At the Women in Rail Awards' first ever ceremony in London, which marked Women in Rail's fifth anniversary, Rajinder was named Inspirational Woman of the Year and Mark received the Judges' Special Award.

Read the full story.

Our Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, run in partnership with Samaritans and British Transport Police, won two awards at the PRCA Digital Awards. (5 April)

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is Europe’s largest and most influential PR and communications membership body.

The judges, who were some of the biggest names from the worlds of digital leadership, communications and journalism, crowned the campaign winner of ‘Best Use of Content Marketing in a Campaign’ and ‘Best Social Media Campaign’ – the latter award being the biggest of the night.

Digital Technology Excellence award winners 2018Our Offering Rail Better Information Services (ORBIS) programme scooped the prestigious Digital Technology Excellence award at this year’s Rail Business Awards (22 Feb).

The industry accolade recognised the design and delivery of the Track Decision Support Tool (T-DST) by the ORBIS programme. The T-DST helps engineers identify where and when a temporary speed restriction (TSR) needs to be imposed due to track degradation, and delivers accurate data to support targeted maintenance or renewals work.

Martin Mason, information development manager, and Victor Adeoye, solutions consultant (pictured), picked up the award on behalf of ORBIS.