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Ex-Atkins chair made HS2 boss as Sir Terry Morgan resigns from two roles

06/12/2018Ex-Atkins chair made HS2 boss as Sir Terry Morgan resigns from two roles

Sir Terry Morgan has resigned as chairman of both HS2 and Crossrail, days after he revealed that he expected to be sacked this week. The government has announced that former Atkins chair All... more >
First CP6 contracts awarded by Network Rail in major £645m deal

05/12/2018First CP6 contracts awarded by Network Rail in major £645m deal

The first major contracts for CP6 have been awarded by Network Rail, worth a combined £645m. Story Contracting has been announced as the winner of ‘Lot 2,’ which covers ren... more >
ORR takes formal action against Network Rail over poor performance

29/11/2018ORR takes formal action against Network Rail over poor performance

The ORR is taking formal action against Network Rail to improve its performance as figures show punctuality and reliability are at their lowest levels since the current five-year control period b... more >

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Khan told in July of ‘high risk’ to Crossrail launch date as TfL reveals project’s ‘failed governance’

11/12/2018Khan told in July of ‘high risk’ to Crossrail launch date as TfL reveals project’s ‘failed governance’

Documents released by TfL show that the former Crossrail chairman Sir Terry Morgan warned Sadiq Khan in July that schedule plans were at “high risk” and have been called a “seri... more >
ScotRail brings in new Hitachi trains and services for disrupted timetable launch

11/12/2018ScotRail brings in new Hitachi trains and services for disrupted timetable launch

New electric Class 385 trains and more than 100 new services have been introduced by ScotRail, but the launch of its new timetable has been plagued by signalling faults and staff shortages. ... more >
Five new platforms for Waterloo station as old Eurostar terminal reopens

11/12/2018Five new platforms for Waterloo station as old Eurostar terminal reopens

The former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station has been reopened for the first time in 12 years, bringing five new platforms to the Britain’s busiest railway station. Platforms 20 to... more >

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Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

27/11/2018Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

Olivia Brown, business development officer at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, outlines the four exciting projects currently taking place as... more >
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Passenger safety: Respect the edge

27/11/2018Passenger safety: Respect the edge

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Night Tube: The twilight economy

27/11/2018Night Tube: The twilight economy

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Introducing iPort

20/11/2018Introducing iPort

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HS2 train race: making the case

20/11/2018HS2 train race: making the case

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Bombardier and Hitachi’s commitment to providing the best HS2 rolling... more >
Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

09/11/2018Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Sponsored interview  Anything that brings about safety and time-sav... more >
Taking to the skies

30/10/2018Taking to the skies

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Network Rail’s commitment to driving innovation is best encapsulated ... more >
Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

29/08/2018Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

Source: RTM Aug/Sept 2018
RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with one of the leading minds behind Net... more >

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Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. Chris Leech MBE, business community manager at the TOC, gives RTM an update on the innovative scheme... more > more last word articles >