18-Jun-2018

McGinley joins the industry to take part in Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2018

McGinley joins the industry to take part in Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2018

arlier this month, a team from McGinley Support Services competed in their third consecutive Big Rail Diversity Challenge, which took place on 7 June.

Held at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, the event aims to promote diversity in the rail industry by having teams with equal numbers of men and women compete in a range of challenges.

The event is described by its founders Women in Rail in association with Nimble Media as “a crossover between ‘It’s a Knockout’ and ‘Krypton Factor’”, and the challenges are as diverse as the people taking part in them.

There is a mix of mental challenges, from escape rooms and pub quizzes to physical events, such as a school sports day and Zorb relay –topped off by some more bizarre challenges like 7 seater bike riding and a Zumba dance-off.

Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2018  - Top 10

The team gave it their all and after the final challenge, it was an anxious wait for the winner to be announced with such a close competition throughout the day.

McGinley found themselves in 4 th place out of a record 56 teams, only trailing leaders “off the rails” from Bombardier/TfL by 20 points. 

Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2018  - Top 10 


COMPANY NAME

TEAM NAME

SCORE

BOMBARDIER/TFL

OFF THE RAILS

279

SCS RAILWAYS (TEAM 1)

SCS – SO CALLED SPARTANS

269

SCOTRAIL

THE SCOTRAIL SUPERSTAR SQUAD

263

MCGINLEY SUPPORT SERVICES

MCGINLEY MAVERICKS

259

COLAS RAIL UK

C.R.U (COLAS RAIL UK)

257

MORGAN SINDALL (TEAM 2)

HUNTINGDON EAST COASTERS

254

AMEY (TEAM 1)

RAGS TO SWITCHES

253

MORGAN SINDALL (TEAM 1)

WERRINGTON EXPRESS

250

SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY (TEAM 1)

SOUTHEASTERN JETS

249

EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS

LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCOMOTIVE

248