Due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold the 2021 Golden Whistle awards as a physical event. However, we wanted to be able to give out trophies recognising the efforts of operators and operating teams across the country over the past year, which has been even more challenging than usual.
We will be announcing the winners of all the awards online, grouped by category. The awards calculated based on statistics will be announced online each day, and on Friday 28 May the Outstanding Operator and Special Awards will be announced by Whistles MC Dick Fearn at a webinar hosted by the Institution of Railway Operators. Prior to those announcements, Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines will address online delegates at the webinar and will take questions about Network Rail’s 21st Century Operations programme.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of our lead sponsor Tracsis, our associate sponsor Porterbrook, and to the IRO, particularly the hard work put in by the South East Area Council to calculate and judges the winners of the awards and to make the event possible.