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Croydon tram crash driver likely lost awareness due to a ‘microsleep’

07/12/2017Croydon tram crash driver likely lost awareness due to a ‘microsleep’

The driver of a tram which derailed in Croydon last year had a “temporary loss of awareness” probably caused by a “microsleep.” The crash caused the death of sev... more >
East Coast franchise to end early as Grayling accused of ‘misleading’

01/12/2017East Coast franchise to end early as Grayling accused of ‘misleading’

The Virgin East Coast franchise is to end three years early, in 2020, transport secretary Chris Grayling announced yesterday. The decision has sparked financial concerns across the industry ... more >
Grayling shakes up franchising and plans to overturn Beeching cuts

29/11/2017Grayling shakes up franchising and plans to overturn Beeching cuts

A new franchising model will be brought in, some old routes may be reopened, and more details have been revealed on the break-up of GTR and Great Western as part of the government’s ‘... more >
Norwich to London closures over Christmas as engineers replace 1950s wiring

08/12/2017Norwich to London closures over Christmas as engineers replace 1950s wiring

Network Rail has announced a 10-day track clo... more >
RMT to run 24-hour Merseyrail strike on Mad Friday

08/12/2017RMT to run 24-hour Merseyrail strike on Mad Friday

The RMT union has confirmed plans to hold 24 ... more >
McNaughton steps down as HS2 technical director

08/12/2017McNaughton steps down as HS2 technical director

Professor Andrew McNaughton, technical direct... more >
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#UKRIA2018 picks up HS2 chief executive for keynote speech

08/12/2017#UKRIA2018 picks up HS2 chief executive for keynote speech

Mark Thurston, chief executive of HS2, has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA). Thurston, who took over at the country&rsq... 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 >

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21/11/2017Keep up, we’re moving on

There has never been a more exciting time to write about rail: technology is improving, ways of working are changing and pan-industry collaboration is at its peak, all in an effort to keep up with unprecedented levels of demand. I am therefore thrilled to present you my first-ever edition as editor of RTM, which I am confident is bursting at the seams with excellent contributions from leaders across the board. One of the special features in this edition is our Scottish Rail focus... 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 >