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LOROL claims top National Rail Awards accolade

London Overground Railway Operations Ltd has claimed the blue riband award at this year’s National Rail Awards - the Passenger Operator of the Year.

This is the 17th year RAIL’s National Rail Awards have taken place. This year’s event, held at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on September 22 was attended by leading figures in the rail industry.

BBC Radio 4 Today presenter Justin Webb hosted the event, alongside RAIL Managing Editor and Events Director Nigel Harris.

Network Rail has also enjoyed a good year - its partnership with the RMT on the High Output Track Renewals safe and efficient access project has earned it the Safety Award, while the S&C South Alliance, of which NR is a member, has been successful in the Outstanding Teamwork category for the Acton Wells Junction Project. And Manchester Piccadilly (owned and managed by Network Rail) has been adjudged the Major Station of the Year.

The Judge’s Special Award has gone to Tom Crosby, a volunteer member of Network Rail’s Community Safety Team.

And the 2016 award for Outstanding Personal Contribution Senior Manager has gone to Rob Brighouse. This is selected by the NRA judges via nominations, and the former Chiltern Railways MD follows the likes of Andrew Adonis and John Smith in winning the award.

  • A full report on the ‘Railway Oscars’, with pictures from the big night and reactions from this year’s winners, will appear in RAIL 811, published on October 12.
  • For more on LOROL's win, read RAIL 810, published on September 28.

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  • SteveB - 23/09/2016 09:51

    Strange that the inner-London commuter services run by LOROL are so popular when they're Driver-Only operation - or is it? Wouldn't it be better for the Southern inner-London services to be transferred to TfL much sooner but with DOO, leaving the longer-distance services to continue to have guards?

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 23/09/2016 23:53

    Just as well TfL are to take over the suburban routes across Southwest London, South London, Southeast London and North London to be part of London Overground as far as South Hertfordshire, North Surrey and Northeast Kent.

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