The RailStaff Awards 2017

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Event - 7th October 2017

Information about the event

The RailStaff Awards started in 2007 with an aim to show recognition of the great work of the people who work in the rail industry. As publishers of RailStaff, we are always seeing great achievements, courage and bravery from rail staff in every edition. Yet nobody was saying 'thanks' or 'well done', we wanted to change that.

On the face of it the RailStaff Awards is a ceremony to show appreciation for the people who deliver the railway - from drivers to cleaners, and engineers to station staff. Often these are stories of lives saved, careers turned around and adversity conquered.

In 2016, The RailStaff Awards saw over 1,000 people in attendance, 1,800 nominations and 45,000 votes. 

However the evening itself is much more. Join us in October as we celebrate another fantastic year in the rail industry with wonderful food, drinks, music, dancing, floorshows, and a theme. We'll keep you guessing on the theme until we announce it later in June!

So, come and join us at the Rail Industry event of the year on Saturday 7th October 2017 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Until then, keep those nominations coming!


About the night

On arrival, you will be shown into the drinks reception, where you will have the chance to catch up with friends and colleagues.

You will then go through to the Arena, where you will be seated at your table to commence your 4-course meal followed by an enjoyable evening of fantastic entertainment and of course, the Award presentations.

As well as the amazing event, there is also a 24-hour Super Casino onsite, which will be available for free to all our guests after our event has finished. This has the usual casino tables and slot machines in abundance as well as a cabaret bar showing various acts throughout the night, a restaurant offering snacks and a full bar.

We also have an exclusive RailStaff Awards lounge area for our guests to use. This offers our guests a unique space to continue to party after our event has finished regardless of whether they want to gamble or not.


Car Parking

Parking will be free of charge at the Ricoh Arena.

Parking will be in Car Park A overflowing into Car Park B.


Dress Code

Fancy Dress or Black Tie, Lounge Suits or Cocktail Dresses


Timings for the evening

18:00 Open

02:00 Carriages


The Menu

Taking you back to the 80's favourites, but with a modern twist!

The menu for 2017 will be;

Prawn and avocado cocktail
Caprese salad  (v)

Coq au vin, mushroom, smoked bacon mustard mash
Vol au vent filled with Mediterranean vegetables, rustic tomato sauce (v)

Banoffee torte, salted caramel sauce, cinnamon tuille

Please note any dietary requirements including vegetarian must be prebooked.