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DB Cargo fined £2.7m as electrocuted boy suffers ‘life-changing injuries’

13/03/2019DB Cargo fined £2.7m as electrocuted boy suffers ‘life-changing injuries’

DB Cargo UK has been fined £2.7m after a 13-year-old boy suffered “life-changing injuries” at a Tyneside depot, with the rail firm found guilty of “systematic failings.&rd... more >
LNER trains for ECML given approval to enter passenger services

11/03/2019LNER trains for ECML given approval to enter passenger services

New LNER rolling stock for the East Coast Main Line (ECML) has received approval for its Class 800 Azuma trains to enter passenger service. The ORR has authorised the operation of the Class ... more >
DfT declares electrification extension of Midland Main Line to Leicestershire

05/03/2019DfT declares electrification extension of Midland Main Line to Leicestershire

The electrification of the Midland Main Line is to be extended to Leicestershire, the DfT has confirmed. Responding to a parliamentary question, rail minister Andrew Jones said Network Rail ... more >

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Government’s role in new passenger-centric railway ‘will have to change’, says Williams Review lead

21/03/2019Government’s role in new passenger-centric railway ‘will have to change’, says Williams Review lead

The man leading the Williams Rail Review has warned that the government’s role in the UK railways “will have to change” as the industry switches to a more passenger-centric rail... more >
Government promises to look ‘very carefully’ at £218m bid for second Chelmsford station

21/03/2019Government promises to look ‘very carefully’ at £218m bid for second Chelmsford station

The government will look “very carefully” at a £218m funding bid for a new railway station in Chelmsford, Theresa May has said. Essex County Council has bid for £218m... more >
New plans for major improvements to York station submitted in ‘long-overdue masterplan’

21/03/2019New plans for major improvements to York station submitted in ‘long-overdue masterplan’

Plans to make major changes to York railway station have been submitted in a “long-overdue” masterplan. The £23.5m proposals will see the layout and chaotic entrance of Yor... more >

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The West Midlands 30-year strategy

19/03/2019The West Midlands 30-year strategy

Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), outlines the West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy 2018-2047. The West Midlands Rail Executive was formed three ye... more >
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Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

Source: RTM Feb/March 2019
RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine R... more >
TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 19
Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roa... more >
Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

22/01/2019Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 19
In the jigsaw puzzle of regional transport decision-making, there must be c... more >
Rail Ombudsman interview: RTM sits down with CEO Kevin Grix

20/12/2018Rail Ombudsman interview: RTM sits down with CEO Kevin Grix

In November, the first ever Rail Ombudsman was established in a bid to give... 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 >