Ever heard the one about the rail worker and the England footballer?
Yes it’s that time once again. Another football World Cup, Brazil is the location and England will be there. Yes we have qualified for this one!
“Just don’t lose the first game and we’ll be alright” is what many English football fans are saying.
As we prepare ourselves for another heart rending episode of how not to play the beautiful game, a tournament we have not won for 48 years, our railways will be playing their part in getting fans to their favourite drinking holes around the country so they can cheer on the national team.
This bunch won’t be crying into their beer glasses
Speaking to some of our rail civils contractors this week and gauging their predictions for the World Cup, it was sobering to hear how committed they are about their work.
Many of our rail workers will be working through the night on the 14th June and will be missing England’s opening World Cup game against Italy.
For Resourcing Solutions, 2014 has been another challenging year for our rail civils and safety critical recruitment teams. With the rail industry growing at an alarming rate, and work well under way on many pioneering rail projects, namely Crossrail, the commitment of our rail workers has been the highlight for me so far.
Crossrail West Inner projects
During the World Cup, Resourcing Solutions will be supporting a number of our key clients with blue and white collar, civils, track and safety critical resource. The support and hard work provided by our teams will help to deliver the largest civil engineering project in Europe. This is a huge step towards modernising our rail infrastructure and increasing capacity and reliability whilst reducing journey times.
Northern station upgrades and resignalling projects
With increased investment committed to our rail infrastructure, Resourcing Solutions's Civils, Track and Safety Critical workforce will be working in close partnership with our clients. These partnerships will help complete their projects delivering platform extensions, track upgrades, installation of signalling route work and associated lineside civils works.
All of this work will play a fundemental part in helping to deliver a faster, more reliable rail infrastructure and one we can be all proud of too.
Spot the similarities
On the 14th June 2014, at 11pm, please spare a thought for those guys who will be working the nightshift, ensuring you receive a first class service on your Monday morning commute whilst nursing the remaining effects of your Sunday morning hangover. See the graphic below to see a comparison of rail workers and football players.
We accept the service has its moments but we can assure you our rail workers pull out all the stops to provide the best possible service. COME ON ENGLAND!