2020 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 22nd Rail Business Awards!

Congratulations to all our finalists! Many thanks to all those who submitted entries this year and to our judging panel.

The winners will be revealed on Thursday 27 February 2020  at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

Click here to book your table at the ceremony.

Asset Management & Maintenance Excellence

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

Angel Trains, DB ESG and Stratasys, with support from Chiltern Railways - 3D printing to reduce lead time and cost of rolling stock parts

MPEC Technology (Part of the Tracsis Group) - Intelligent event and condition monitoring for prediction of failures

Network Rail - Intelligent Infrastructure: winter aerial survey

ScotRail/Network Rail Scotland - Rolling programme of electrification

Translink (Rail Fleet Engineering) - Class 4000 Trains Performance Improvement

Customer Service Excellence

For excellence in the provision of services to rail users.

First Tram Operations - Shurgard Fire Crisis Initiative

Heathrow Express - Heathrow Express: Customer Service

London North Eastern Railway - LNER Putting the Customer First

Network Rail - Three Bridges to Brighton Communication Campaign

South Western Railway - Station-based paramedics making a life-changing difference

Digital Technology Excellence

Sponsored by

For the company making best use of digital technologies to help improve efficiency and/or service quality within the UK rail sector.

3Squared & Freightliner - RailSmart Control Log

London North Eastern Railway - LNER Assistant

Network Rail - Intelligent Infrastructure: winter aerial survey

Nexus Alpha - ARRAKIS Platform

Diversity in Rail Award

Sponsored by

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

Cyient - Sharing our Similarities, Celebrating our Differences

Direct Rail Services - Committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity, diversity and opportunities for all employees

GWR - Sharing the benefits of a diverse workforce

London North Eastern Railway - LNER creating a diverse and inclusive workforce

MTR Elizabeth line - Diversity & Inclusion strategy

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 - Peterborough Training Simulator

Govia Thameslink Railway - One Step Ahead

GWR - Disability and Equality Awareness

Young Rail Tours - Young Rail Tours

Infrastructure Project Excellence

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

Amey Rail - Market Harborough Line Speed and Station Improvement

Network Rail - Brighton Main Line Improvement Project

Scotland's Railway - Transport Scotland, ScotRail, Network Rail and BAM Nuttall - Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Improvement Project

Siemens Mobility and Network Rail Western Enhancements Delivery - Oxford Corridor Project

UK Power Networks Services - Blackheath substation

Innovation of the Year

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

London North Eastern Railway - LNER Assistant

SPL Powerlines UK - CHS 610 Foundation Pile Cap

Thales & GWR - Robust Train Positioning Technology

University of Birmingham and Porterbrook - HydroFLEX

Marketing & Communications Excellence

Sponsored by

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

DB Cargo (UK) - Little Monsters – IT Security Campaign

Govia Thameslink Railway - Brighton & Hove Pride 2019 - Our People Bring Out Our Best Colours

Greater Anglia - New Trains PR : Transforming the railway in East Anglia

Network Rail, British Transport Police and Samaritans - Small Talk Saves Lives

Network Rail - You Vs Train

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.

GB Railfreight - Growth in Intermodal

iPort Rail - iPort Rail terminal reaches one-year anniversary

Victa Railfreight - Improving the competitiveness of rail freight

Rail Team of the Year

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

Arriva TrainCare - Bristol Barton Hill Depot Heavy Maintenance & Refurbishment Team

ScotRail - ScotRail in The Community Team

Siemens Mobility and Network Rail - Derby Remodelling Project Team

Translink - NI Railways

Rolling Stock Excellence

Sponsored by

For the most successful innovation in passenger or freight rolling stock for the UK rail sector, whether new build, modernisation or re-engineering, including measures to improve accessibility.

Govia Thameslink Railway - GTR Fleet introduction and cascade programme

Hitachi Rail & ScotRail - Class 385 delivering benefits

Hitachi Rail and LNER - Azuma trains introduction

Siemens Mobility - Class 707 achieves outstanding performance

Safety & Security Excellence

For the introduction of the most successful railway safety and/or security improvements.

Amey Rail East Midlands – Safety Innovation and Excellence

Siemens Mobility - ‘Talk to Me’ Programme

South Western Railway - Security and Operations Team

STM Group (UK) - Making a Difference

Taylor Technology Systems - Southeastern West Marina Depot, St Leonards & Eurostar Maintenance Facility, London

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.

Garic - Garic Rail's supplier excellence

Kier - Network Rail IP Southern Wessex Negative Short Circuiting Devices (NSCD’s)

MPI - Think Safe, Be Safe, Go Home Safe

Siemens Mobility - New Bogie Service Centre in Lincoln

Twinfix - Aberdeen Railway Station Renovation

Sustainability & Environmental Excellence

For the introduction or development of the most successful environmental innovation within the UK rail industry.

Frankham Consultancy Group - Installation of solar PV arrays at four Southeastern depots

Kier - Network Rail IP Southern Power Supply Upgrade (PSU)

Shields Energy - Digital twin technology delivers real-time scenario planning

VolkerRail - VolkerRail Strategic Sustainability Goal

Train Operator of the Year

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

Chiltern Railways

Greater Anglia

Heathrow Express

KeolisAmey Docklands

Young Professional of the Year

Sponsored by

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

Jon Bradley, MTR Elizabeth line

Paul Case, CPC Project Services

Aoife Considine, Heathrow Express

Tom Maplethorpe, Colas Rail / Midland Metro Alliance

Philip Murphy, Direct Rail Services