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East West Rail ‘no longer third most important project in country’

26/08/2016East West Rail ‘no longer third most important project in country’

Council leaders along the proposed East West Rail route are seeking a meeting with Sir Peter Hendy to discuss concerns that the project may be postponed beyond 2024. The much-delayed project... more >
Khan orders TfL to sell Kidbrooke station land for affordable housing

24/08/2016Khan orders TfL to sell Kidbrooke station land for affordable housing

Affordable housing must be built on the land by Kidbrooke station after Transport for London (TfL) sells it, the London mayor has told the transport body. Sadiq Khan has issued a direction t... more >
HS2 announces shortlist for phase 2 consultant contracts worth £520m

23/08/2016HS2 announces shortlist for phase 2 consultant contracts worth £520m

HS2 Ltd has announced the shortlists for two new contracts for phase 2 of the high-speed rail project. The first contract, worth £350m, is for civils design and environmental services ... more >
HS2 considering future of ‘no prior knowledge’ compensation requirement

26/08/2016HS2 considering future of ‘no prior knowledge’ compensation requirement

Homeowners affected by HS2 may be entitled to... more >
East West Rail ‘no longer third most important project in country’

26/08/2016East West Rail ‘no longer third most important project in country’

Council leaders along the proposed East West ... more >
Scottish councils increase funding bids for reopening stations

26/08/2016Scottish councils increase funding bids for reopening stations

More money has been offered to support the re... more >
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Carne promises more improvements ahead of London Bridge opening

26/08/2016Carne promises more improvements ahead of London Bridge opening

The Bank Holiday opening of London Bridge’s new concourse marks a turnaround for the capital’s beleaguered rail services, the chief executive of Network Rail has promised. Writin... more >
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Making the railway truly sustainable

14/07/2016Making the railway truly sustainable

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Delivering for freight

07/07/2016Delivering for freight

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Crossrail awards last major contract to Alstom JV

22/08/2016Crossrail awards last major contract to Alstom JV

The last contract to build London’s new Crossrail network has been aw... more >
Upgrades on track at Paddington

01/08/2016Upgrades on track at Paddington

Work to upgrade Paddington station to prepare for Crossrail and the electri... more >
‘Massive engineering challenge’ at Acton underpass complete

25/07/2016‘Massive engineering challenge’ at Acton underpass complete

A new dive-under to allow passenger services to pass under freight trains a... more >
‘Jigsaw puzzle’ platforms completed at Liverpool Street station

15/07/2016‘Jigsaw puzzle’ platforms completed at Liverpool Street station

The platforms for Liverpool Street station, which will open as part of the ... more >

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01/06/2016Leading the agenda in the uncertain times ahead

As RTM went to press, the result of the EU referendum had just been announced, with 52% voting to leave against 48% voting to remain, on a 72.16% turnout.  Although the full consequences of a Brexit still remain unknown, with Article 50 unlikely to be triggered before a new prime minister is elected, there could, potentially, be a knock-on effect to the UK’s rail supply chain.  Shortly after the EU referendum result was announced, we asked members of the supply... read more >

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Committed to improving customer experience

Committed to improving customer experience

Jacqueline Starr, managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), explains what steps the industry is taking to improve the passenger experience for rail users. Britain’s railway is a success story. As Europ... more > more last word articles >