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Network Rail announces major sell-off of entire commercial portfolio

17/11/2017Network Rail announces major sell-off of entire commercial portfolio

Network Rail will seek a major cash boost through the sale of its commercial property portfolio in England and Wales, announced today. The infrastructure manager is looking for private bidde... more >
TfN statutory status pushed back to April

16/11/2017TfN statutory status pushed back to April

Transport for the North (TfN) is likely to be officially recognised as a statutory body as transformative legislation lands in the House of Commons today – but the official deadline has bee... more >
'Iconic' Ordsall Chord completed by Network Rail

09/11/2017'Iconic' Ordsall Chord completed by Network Rail

Manchester’s three main railway stations have been connected for the first time today with the completion of the Ordsall Chord. The historic centre piece of the Great North Rail Project, t... more >
Network Rail announces major sell-off of entire commercial portfolio

17/11/2017Network Rail announces major sell-off of entire commercial portfolio

Network Rail will seek a major cash boost thr... more >
Boosting workforce safety through design automation

17/11/2017Boosting workforce safety through design automation

David Shipman, innovations engineering manage... more >
Rail risk: reality and perception

17/11/2017Rail risk: reality and perception

George Bearfield, director of system safety a... more >
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Looking back over HS1, 10 years on

14/11/2017Looking back over HS1, 10 years on

While the HS2 project continues to gain ground and press ahead with major contracts despite recent staffing controversies, today sees its older, considerably smaller sibling turn 10 years old. ... more >
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Rail risk: reality and perception

17/11/2017Rail risk: reality and perception

George Bearfiel... more >
The new era of station retail

17/11/2017The new era of station retail

Hamish Kiernan,... more >
Digital connectivity fit for the 2020s

17/11/2017Digital connectivity fit for the 2020s

Raj Sivalingam,... more >

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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 >
A complete step change for sleeper travel

26/10/2017A complete step change for sleeper travel

Ahead of the roll-out of new Caledonian Sleeper rolling stock next year, th... more >
Taking the alliance to the next level

26/10/2017Taking the alliance to the next level

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 17 Five months after taking over the top job at Sc... 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 >