Friday 23 Sep 2005


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
A Scotland-based group of Network Rail employees is celebrating today after winning a national award for teamwork. Acting Operations Delivery Manager Craig Martin and his team accepted their award from British rower and four-time Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent at Network Rail’s glittering You Make the Difference ceremony in London. The rapid-response team covers the East of Scotland from bases in Edinburgh, Inverkeithing, Fife, Dunbar, Falkirk and Glasgow. Ron McAulay, Network Rail Director, Scotland, said: “I am thrilled this team has been recognised for their remarkable efforts. This summer alone, they helped restore services during several incidents, including a fire on a Virgin Trains service, a cable fire that shut down equipment across Fife and power failures in the Burntisland area. “On each occasion they helped return services to normal, minimising disruption to passengers. Their teamwork has helped the network run smoothly in sometimes extreme conditions.” The team, namely Ian Naylor, Andrew Stuart, Alan Broadfoot, Brian Laird, Gail Miller, Graham Craig, Shona Reid, Sandy Robertson, Ross Walker, Andrew Graham, Ivan McMullen and Judy Logan, also worked behind the scenes to ensure they were ready for action and all bases were covered during the G8 summit at Gleneagles. But on Wednesday night, they swapped their high visibility vests for something a little more glamorous to celebrate with 400 guests at London’s Riverbank Park Plaza.

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