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New routes, trains and alliance working mooted for South Eastern

14/03/2017New routes, trains and alliance working mooted for South Eastern

New routes, high-capacity Metro-style trains, integrating train and track operators through an alliance and even getting rid of First Class seating on the busiest routes are all ideas that have b... more >
HS3 ambitions may side-track Crossrail 2 plans in Spring Budget

07/03/2017HS3 ambitions may side-track Crossrail 2 plans in Spring Budget

Plans for London’s Crossrail 2 network may be at risk of being eclipsed by ambitions from northern cities for the east-west HS3 link, senior MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG... more >
PAC: GWML electrification a ‘stark example of how not to run a project’

03/03/2017PAC: GWML electrification a ‘stark example of how not to run a project’

The management and overspending by Network Rail (NR) on the Great Western electrification programme has been described as “staggering and unacceptable” by the Public Accounts Committe... more >
Breathing life back into the Connaught Tunnel

23/03/2017Breathing life back into the Connaught Tunnel

Linda Miller, former Crossrail project manage... more >
The case for rail integration

23/03/2017The case for rail integration

Jeremy Long, CEO of European Business at MTR ... more >
Getting fire testing standards right

23/03/2017Getting fire testing standards right

Richard Nowell, rolling stock engineer at the... more >
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Business as usual: Vivarail begins testing of new battery train

21/03/2017Business as usual: Vivarail begins testing of new battery train

If you were one of the many left saddened and disappointed when Vivarail’s test train caught fire over the festive period due to a fuel leak on one of the gensets, the company has some good... more >
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Intertrain: ready for the future

23/02/2017Intertrain: ready for the future

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 16
RTM recently attended Intertrain’s ‘Driving for Success’ ... more >
Tackling regulation at its routes

24/01/2017Tackling regulation at its routes

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 17
John Larkinson, the ORR’s director of railway markets and economics, ... more >
Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

15/11/2016Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 16
Phil Verster, managing director of ScotRail Alliance, speaks to RTM’s... more >
Maintaining the safety momentum

12/09/2016Maintaining the safety momentum

Source: RTM Aug/Sep 16
Britain’s railways are currently the safest they have ever been, but ... more >

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08/03/2017A celebration of rail achievement

Welcome to this special UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) review issue of RTM. The fourth edition of the prestigious awards took place on 9 February at London’s Battersea Evolution and, once again, was a huge success.  With over 1,100 rail decision-makers in attendance, the black-tie event was a great place for networking and celebrating the success of the rail industry in the last 12 months. To see who won at this year’s event, we have a special section that starts on... read more >

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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Ahead of the major imminent reforms to the apprenticeship system, Simon Rennie, general manager of the National Training Academy for Rail, outlines the industry’s reasons to be positive about the future of skills. Those of a particula... more > more last word articles >