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Network Rail leadership team wins first Shift2Rail Women in Rail R&I Award

A team of three Network Rail managers won the Shift2Rail ‘Women in Rail Research & Innovation Award’. Laureates are Amanda Webster, Eleanor Simmons and Alison Smith, prominent managers in infrastructure-related Shift2Rail R&I activities, working on smart infrastructure, intelligent mobility management and sustainable energy management.

The Award is inspired by the ‘EU Platform for Change – Women in Transport’, launched in 2017 by EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, who bestowed the awards to the delighted winners at InnoTrans 2018.

With this Award, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) honours the work of highly qualified and successful women moving the rail industry forward and aims to promote gender equality and break obstacles for women to access opportunities in Research & Innovation.