Rail staff and BTP recog­nised in New Year hon­ours

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Na­tional In­fra­struc­ture Com­mis­sion econ­o­mist and com­mis­sioner and Net­work Rail board mem­ber Brid­get Rosewell was ap­pointed a Com­man­der of the Bri­tish Em­pire (CBE) for ser­vices to the econ­omy in the Queen’s New Year Hon­ours for 2019.

Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice Head of Scenes of Crime William Bry­den, Trans­port for Lon­don Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Sur­face Trans­port Leon Daniels and Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum Direc­tor Sa­muel Mullins were ap­pointed Of­fi­cers of the Or­der of the Bri­tish Em­pire (OBE).

Bar­row Hill En­gine Shed So­ci­ety founder Mervyn All­cock was made a Mem­ber of the Or­der of the Bri­tish Em­pire (MBE) for ser­vices to rail­way preser­va­tion and de­vel­op­ment, as was for­mer Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice of­fi­cer Richard Gill for ser­vices to polic­ing.

Net­work Rail con­trol cen­tre tech­ni­cian John Clough was also awarded an MBE for his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion on the is­sue of domestic abuse and sup­port for vic­tims.

“This award is very well de­served,” said Net­work Rail’s Lon­don North Western Route Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Martin Fro­bisher.

“John’s vol­un­tary work tack­ling domestic vi­o­lence is mak­ing a big dif­fer­ence to many fam­i­lies through­out the coun­try. He’s a real in­spi­ra­tion and has helped many col­leagues in Net­work Rail.”

Bri­tish Em­pire Medals were awarded to four Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice staff: Kent-based Alan Smith and Manch­ester-based PCSOs Lewis Brown and John Mor­rey and PC Mark Ren­shaw.

The lat­ter three were on duty at Manch­ester Vic­to­ria on May 22 2017, when Manch­ester Arena was bombed.

Con­sta­ble Jes­sica Bul­lough re­ceived the Queen’s Po­lice Medal for the same ac­tion, run­ning to­wards the site and be­ing the first emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel on the scene.

BTP Chief Con­sta­ble Paul Crowther said: “What a truly out­stand­ing achieve­ment to see seven mem­bers of Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice recog­nised by Her Majesty as part of her New Year’s Hon­ours. Each col­league has show­cased the very best in Bri­tish polic­ing, serv­ing their com­mu­ni­ties to the very high­est stan­dard. They should each be very proud.

“Whether it is recog­ni­tion for dis­tin­guished ser­vice, or for acts of hero­ism, this group of seven of­fi­cers and staff have show­cased that they are true pub­lic ser­vants. They’ve each gone above and be­yond to keep Bri­tain’s rail­way safe and to help peo­ple at ex­tremely dark mo­ments in our history.

“I am ex­tremely proud of each and ev­ery one of them, and am de­lighted they have been recog­nised in the New Year Hon­ours.”

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