The RailStaff Awards 2018

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Fenix Rail Systems

Train Driver of the Year

Sponsored by: Fenix Rail Systems

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Do you know someone who has who tremendous dedication, shown incredible bravery, or maybe gone beyond normal duties to help colleagues or passengers?

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Example jobs under this category:-

Train Driver, Train Operator, Instructor Operator.

Last years Train Driver of the year was Colin Newton from Northern.

During his short time with the company, Colin has demonstrated true professionalism and dedication to his role. Earlier this year, Colin dealt with an emergency incident when a passenger was taken seriously ill on his train. After stopping the train, Colin went to assess the situation and found that the man was having a heart attack. Colin went on to administer CPR, but sadly despite his best efforts the gentleman was pronounced dead.

Do you work with someone who could match Colin’s achievement? If so, we want to hear from you.

You can see all past winners here.

Here's how you nominate:

To nominate some one you believe deserves to win this award, first write down in rough what you most admire about the person: cheerfulness, positive thinking, companionship, a person who stands by his/her mates, a person who never misses a day at work, a newcomer who goes out of his or her way to learn and absorb the art of working on the railway. This will help clarify in your own mind why you are going ahead with the nomination. 

Next, write down a specific incident which typifies the qualities you know this person has.

Maybe it was a charity event they helped organise, a late night emergency work session put in to help out a colleague. It could be an act of bravery, rescuing a passenger from an incident; or assisting a foreigner or child who had become lost. Put in the approximate date and location.

This can all be done on the nomination page. Please click Nominate Now above to access this.

Finally discuss all this with your manager or director. He or she will need to be happy that the nomination can go forward. If as a manager you are proposing a member of staff do, please, make sure they are fully aware of what you are up to and that he or she agrees to be nominated.

RailStaff will contact the person being nominated to check that they are happy to go into the final list being put forward to the judges.

At any stage of the process feel free to contact RailStaff. We can help with advice on how to draft a nomination.

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And the winner is…

Jason Brooks

Greater Anglia

Congratulations to the runners-up

Scott Ward

Greater Anglia

Andrew Butler

First TransPennine Express

The finalists…

David Chapman

Southeastern Railway

Scott Ward

Greater Anglia

Jason Brooks

Greater Anglia

Andrew Butler

First TransPennine Express

Stephen Keen

London Underground Limited

Dave Newell

Chiltern Railways

Steven Lindley

Virgin Trains West Coast

Ray McPhee

Virgin Trains West Coast

Nazir Chikhalia

Transpennine express

Roy Bagnall

Virgin Trains

Laura McDonald

Govia Thameslink Railway

Freddie Marnu

Virgin Trains