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Rail review: Grayling confirms no major changes until 2020

12/10/2018Rail review: Grayling confirms no major changes until 2020

Rail commuters could continue to face disruption until major changes are made to the rail franchising system in 2020, following the transport secretary’s speech to MPs yesterday. Chris... more >
APPG chair: ‘I can wait a little bit longer’ to receive Crossrail benefits

11/10/2018APPG chair: ‘I can wait a little bit longer’ to receive Crossrail benefits

Despite noting the “great frustration” of Londoners that the project has been delayed, the All-Party Parliamentary Crossrail Group chair has said he can “wait a little bit longe... more >
TransCityRail 2018: Signalling the future

09/10/2018TransCityRail 2018: Signalling the future

On Thursday, Manchester’s world-famous Principal Hotel played host to the industry’s biggest leaders, decision-makers, and (t)railblazers at the fifth iteration of TransCityRail, in a... more >

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Electrification to Bristol Parkway takes one step closer as more upgrades completed

15/10/2018Electrification to Bristol Parkway takes one step closer as more upgrades completed

Completion of electrification of lines on the Bristol Parkway route have taken one step closer today following further upgrades by Network Rail. Engineers installed overhead line equipment (... more >
KeolisAmey £5bn Wales and Borders Rail service launches today

15/10/2018KeolisAmey £5bn Wales and Borders Rail service launches today

KeolisAmey has begun operations taking over the Wales and Borders franchise today, with “transformed” services on the way for passengers according to the Welsh transport secretary Ken... more >
Rail minister urged to back extension of Oyster and contactless payments at London airports

15/10/2018Rail minister urged to back extension of Oyster and contactless payments at London airports

London’s deputy mayor for transport Heidi Alexander has called for Jo Johnson to back the extension of contactless payments across London in preparation for the Euro 2020 football tournamen... more >

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The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

18/09/2018The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

RTM's Jack Donnelly assesses what the Transport Committee's latest report on the VTEC franchise means for the industry as a whole “Even now, there is no concrete plan, nor timescales,&... more >
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Innovation through people and technology

18/09/2018Innovation through people and technology

Ian Prosser, HM... more >
Why we all must mind the gap

18/09/2018Why we all must mind the gap

Clair Mowbray, ... more >
3D printing: from virtual to real

11/09/20183D printing: from virtual to real

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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 >
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 >

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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 >