2022 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 24th Rail Business Awards!

Congratulations to all of 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 Wednesday 23rd February 2022 at The Royal Lancaster, London. Click here to book your tickets for the night.

The Richard Hope Award and Industry Leader winner will be announced on the night.

Asset Management & Maintenance Excellence

For excellence in the management and maintenance of rolling stock or infrastructure assets across the UK rail sector.

Amey Consulting, Speed Restriction Intelligence Tool (SPRINT)

Geobear, WCML Shugborough Tunnel Shaft & Void Filling

Network Rail, Insight

Translink, Rail Health Strategy

Customer Service Excellence

For excellence in the provision of services to rail users, whether passenger or freight.

Eligibility:  This category is open to any organisation involved in the delivery of services to rail users, including train operators, local authorities, developers, infrastructure service suppliers and station owners or operators.

KeolisAmey Docklands, KeeolisAmey Docklands Customer Service Excellence

South Western Railway, Welcome Hosts

Southeastern Railway, Mobile Assist Staff

Diversity & Inclusion in Rail Award

To recognise efforts to improve gender balance, diversity and inclusion within the UK rail industry.

Atkins Ltd, #Differentmakesadifference

Northern, Making Northern a great place to work for everyone.

ScotRail, Pride of ScotRail - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

West Midlands Trains, Diversity in Rail - West Midlands Trains

Education & Training Excellence

For any company or organisation providing education or training services for the UK rail industry or putting training and development at the heart of their business.

GB Railfreight, GB Railfreight’s new Peterborough Operations and Training Facility

GWR, Increasing Apprenticeships in the midst of a Pandemic

Nexus, Our New Learning Centre is transforming employee development

TransPennine Express, The excellent training facility of the Mission Room and the apprenticeship scheme

Infrastructure Project Excellence

For the most successful infrastructure enhancement or station development project, including schemes to improve accessibility and/or facilitate multi-modal integration.

Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Network Rail and VolkerRail, Bletchley Flyover

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, Howdon Satellite Depot

Morgan Sindall VolkerFitzpatrick Joint Venture, Barking Riverside Extension

Network Rail, East Coast Upgrade - King's Cross remodelling

Network Rail, East Coast Upgrade Werrington Grade Separation portal push

Innovation of the Year

For the development of innovative technology, products, systems or services within the rail industry.

Network Rail/ KONUX, KONUX switch and crossing monitoring and predictive maintenance solution

Nexus and Stadler, Putting Customers at the Heart of New Metro Train Design

Scott Parnell Ltd, FlexMSE - Vegetated Retaining Walls

Skanska Construction UK Ltd, Euston Station Enabling Works - Design Models in Augmented Reality within a London Station

Southeastern Railway, SeatFinder

Whoosh, Real-Time Journey Dashboard

Marketing & Communications Excellence

For the most successful marketing campaign, PR, external or internal communications project.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Affirmation Art

Network Rail, East Coast Upgrade - King's Cross Station remodelling

Nexus, Bold Actions to Drive Recovery

Nexus, Putting Customers at the Heart of New Metro Train Design

TransPennine Express, TransPennine Express Reassurance Campaign

Rail Freight & Logistics Excellence

For any business or other organisation operating within the UK’s rail freight sector including train and terminal operators, logistics companies and supply chain or forwarding agents.

DB Cargo UK & Associated British Ports, Associated British Ports and DB Cargo UK complete “The Southampton Job”

Rail Operations (UK) Limited, Orion high speed logistics

Rail Team of the Year

For the most outstanding team working within the UK rail industry.

Eligibility: This award is for any team providing functions relating to rail business management, development or service delivery, whether customer-facing or behind the scenes.

AmcoGiffen and Network Rail Black Bridge Project Team

BCM Construction

Dartmoor Line Project Group

East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP)

Network Rail and industry partners

Safety & Security Excellence

For the most successful railway safety and/or security initiatives.

Arcadis, SIte Works Tracker Application

Atkins Ltd, OLE Static Analysis Tool (OLE-StAT)

Network Rail, Safety Task Force

Tram Operations Lmited, Correct Side Door Enabling (CSDE)

Station Excellence


GWR, Taunton Station Improvements

Network Rail / Bam Nuttall / Govia Thameslink Railway / Innvu, Denmark Hill Station Enhancement Project

Scotland's Railway, Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment

Supplier & Contractor Excellence

For any company demonstrating excellence within the UK rail supply chain, providing products or services to any part of the UK rail sector.

Diamond Rail Services, Diamond Rail Services Front of House

One Big Circle Ltd, Automated Intelligent Video Review - One Big Circle and Network Rail's Signalling Innovations Group & Asset Information Services

Rail Electrification Alliance (REAL), Phase 2 of the East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade programme (part of the East Coast Upgrade)

Sustainability & Environmental Excellence

For the most successful sustainability or environmental initiative within the UK rail industry.

Atkins Ltd, Great crested newts (GCN) Detection Dogs


Northern, Commitment to environmental sustainability

Train Operator of the Year

For the UK passenger or freight train operator demonstrating overall business excellence and providing the most outstanding customer service.


London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

TransPennine Express

Wellbeing in Rail Award

To recognise efforts to improve mental and physical health & wellbeing across the UK rail industry.

Siemens Mobility Limited

Atkins Ltd, Changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace

Motion Rail

Hearts, Minds, Network Rail Southern region


Arriva Rail London

Young Professional

For the most outstanding young professional working within the UK rail industry.

Eligibility: A professional under the age of 35 as at 31/12/21 (DOB to be stated on entry). This award is for excellence in any of the functions relating to the management of a rail business.

Charlotte Harris, Northern

Elizabeth Jackson, CrossCountry

Fi Westcough, Atkins Ltd

Phoebe Wynn, Balfour Beatty

Ryan Firth, Balfour Beatty

Sophia Galligan, GWR