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Grayling threatened with legal action over East Coast rail franchise failings

20/04/2018Grayling threatened with legal action over East Coast rail franchise failings

Campaigners are threatening to take transport secretary Chris Grayling to court over his failure to stop the companies behind the failed Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) from bidding for other fra... more >
Suppliers invited to challenge ‘rigorous’ NR standards for incentives

13/04/2018Suppliers invited to challenge ‘rigorous’ NR standards for incentives

Network Rail is encouraging contractors, suppliers and stakeholders to propose changes to its standards, or the detailed requirements that underpin how the railway and improvement projects are ru... more >
UK's first-ever self-drive mainline train runs on Thameslink route

27/03/2018UK's first-ever self-drive mainline train runs on Thameslink route

Thameslink passengers have this week been given a ride on the first self-drive train journey on the UK mainline network. The technology will be used in the future along with Network Rail&rsq... more >
Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

25/04/2018Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

Half of all Tube and rail pay as you go journey... more >
High-speed handbacks could save NR £250,000 a week

25/04/2018High-speed handbacks could save NR £250,000 a week

New approaches to engineering could potentially... more >
Government must commit to investment in rail freight connections to ports

25/04/2018Government must commit to investment in rail freight connections to ports

Better connections between English ports could ... more >
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Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

25/04/2018Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

Half of all Tube and rail pay as you go journeys are regularly made using contactless payment or mobile devices, the latest figures from TfL have revealed. The payment method was launched on bus... more >
High-speed handbacks could save NR £250,000 a week

25/04/2018High-speed handbacks could save NR £250,000 a week

New approaches to engineering could potentially save £250,000 a week by allowing trains to run at higher speeds once work is complete, Network Rail has said. When a tamping machine is used... more >
Government must commit to investment in rail freight connections to ports

25/04/2018Government must commit to investment in rail freight connections to ports

Better connections between English ports could boost the nation’s economy, a new study has shown. The study of England’s port connectivity found that improved rail links could provid... more >

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How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

20/03/2018How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Biometric identity, time and attendance specialists Donseed looks at how biometric technology is already starting to enhance health and safety measures on railway constru... more >
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UKRIA 2018 Apology & Statement

04/04/2018UKRIA 2018 Apology & Statement

It is with deep... more >
Smart ticketing: The way ahead

13/03/2018Smart ticketing: The way ahead

Jacqueline Star... more >
A benchmark year for HS2

13/03/2018A benchmark year for HS2

Jim Crawford, m... more >
The north has a plan

13/03/2018The north has a plan

There has alway... more >

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Transforming travel in the north west

06/02/2018Transforming travel in the north west

RTM’s Josh Mines talks to Robin Davis, head of new trains at TransPen... more >
Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

23/01/2018Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

RTM’s Josh Mines catches up with Mark Somers, project director for Th... more >
Modernising journeys in north east England

09/11/2017Modernising journeys in north east England

First Hull Trains is about to embark on the biggest fleet overhaul it has d... more >
Ian Prosser: Safety by design

02/11/2017Ian Prosser: Safety by design

Ian Prosser, the ORR’s chief inspector of railways and director of ra... 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 >