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DfT allots £48bn for CP6 alongside new major upgrade funding process

12/10/2017DfT allots £48bn for CP6 alongside new major upgrade funding process

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced £48bn spending on railways from 2019 to 2024, including more maintenance and a promised increase in renewals. The figure, quoted in the... more >
National College for High Speed Rail opens doors in Doncaster

10/10/2017National College for High Speed Rail opens doors in Doncaster

The National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) in Doncaster has this week been officially opened by education secretary Justine Greening. The college, located in Doncaster was opened yeste... more >
Trains, tuxedos, TransCityRail: A day (and night) of celebrations

06/10/2017Trains, tuxedos, TransCityRail: A day (and night) of celebrations

Last night, TransCityRail (TCR) North hosted its fourth instalment at Manchester’s Principal Hotel, bringing together over a thousand key members of the industry – from the high-profi... more >
Yousaf urges DfT to begin urgent and serious talks on ‘unfair’ CP6 deal

16/10/2017Yousaf urges DfT to begin urgent and serious talks on ‘unfair’ CP6 deal

The DfT has defended its CP6 allocation to Sc... more >
Launch of new GWR Intercity Express trains marred by major issues

16/10/2017Launch of new GWR Intercity Express trains marred by major issues

A delayed service, leaky air conditioning and... more >
Computerised signalling system set to increase LU capacity by a third

16/10/2017Computerised signalling system set to increase LU capacity by a third

A new computerised signalling system that wil... more >
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TCR’s Top 10: Our picks from a brilliant event

06/10/2017TCR’s Top 10: Our picks from a brilliant event

TransCityRail North (TCR) 2017 was a day (and night) filled with lively debate, inspiring speeches and plenty of opportunities to network and meet new and familiar faces. For those who atten... more >
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Secure stations

25/09/2017Secure stations

Gary Heward, di... more >
Optimising traffic management

25/09/2017Optimising traffic management

Taku Fujiyama, ... more >
A remarkable project

25/09/2017A remarkable project

Businesses from... more >

Interviews

Pushing forward with East West Rail plans

21/09/2017Pushing forward with East West Rail plans

Source: RTM Aug/Sep 17
Andy Free, head of engineering assurance at East West Rail (EWR) Alliance, ... more >
A game changer for Wales and Borders

17/07/2017A game changer for Wales and Borders

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Andy Thomas, managing director for Network Rail’s Wales route, descri... more >
‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

13/07/2017‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Andy Milner, the chief executive of Amey, tells RTM about the transformatio... more >
Expanding an unprecedented level of style and comfort

13/07/2017Expanding an unprecedented level of style and comfort

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
At the end of May, Eurostar introduced its new e320 train on the London-Bru... more >

editor's comment

04/09/2017A series of incredible events

There are a couple of announcements I’d like to make in this editor’s comment, which I believe could be very beneficial to many of our readers.  Firstly, the deadline is fast approaching to enter the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA), which will take place on 22 March 2018 at Battersea Evolution in London.  Now in its fifth year, UKRIA continues to bring together the leaders and decision-makers running the rail industry for the sector’s biggest and most... read 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 >