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Golden Whistle awards 2016


Most punctual operators revealed

The Modern Railways’ Fourth Friday Club has again joined with the Institution of Railway Operators to celebrate operational excellence in the rail industry, presenting symbolic Golden and Silver Whistles to mark the achievement of railway operators who have performed well over the past year.

The awards were presented on 29 January at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square in front of a packed audience of professionals from across the industry.

Full details will appear in the March issue of Modern Railways, but here are the awards headlines. Golden Whistle awards are for best performance, and Silver for most improved.

Operational Performance – Right Time Moving Annual Average (MAA) by sector


  • Gold – East Midlands Trains
  • Silver – Great Western Railway

London & South East

  • Gold – c2c
  • Silver – TfL Rail


  • Gold – Arriva Trains Wales
  • Silver – Great Western Railway

Freight Performance – Arrival to fifteen measure

  • Gold – Direct Rail Services
  • Silver – Freightliner Heavy Haul

Delay minutes on self

(passenger or freight operator)

  • Gold – CrossCountry
  • Silver – Colas

Delay minutes by Network Rail Route

  • Gold – Scotland
  • Silver – Wessex

London Underground Line Performance

(both Gold and Silver awards based on year-on-year improvement)

  • Golden – Victoria Line
  • Silver – District Line

Outstanding Individual Operator

  • Golden Whistle – Wyatt Gates, South West Trains
  • Highly commended – Ashley Bray, Great Western Railway

Outstanding Operating Team

  • Golden Whistle – Major Possessions, Projects and Central Station Team, Great Western Railway
  • Highly commended – Domestic Intermodal Project Team, Freightliner Heavy Haul

Special Award

  • Winner – Adrian Voice, Govia Thameslink Railway
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