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Delayed Sheffield tram-train starts services on light rail network

15/09/2017Delayed Sheffield tram-train starts services on light rail network

The delay-hit tram-train project has finally reached an important landmark as it launched its first passenger service yesterday. Rail minister Paul Maynard was in attendance with transport l... more >
RIA: Government must do more to end stop-start NR funding

04/09/2017RIA: Government must do more to end stop-start NR funding

Government must do more to support the rail sector, particularly in relation to the stop-start funding of Network Rail control periods and the peaks and troughs of other major projects, the CEO o... more >
Carne: I’m determined for private sector to directly invest in railway

01/09/2017Carne: I’m determined for private sector to directly invest in railway

I have always firmly believed improving Britain’s railway is vital for economic growth, jobs and housing. The railway has been growing by 3-4% for 20 years, representing the fastest level o... more >
Strategy developed to drive forward rail devolution agenda

21/09/2017Strategy developed to drive forward rail devolution agenda

A strategy has been set out by urban transpor... more >
NR starts £4.2m refurb of 134-year-old South Esk viaduct

21/09/2017NR starts £4.2m refurb of 134-year-old South Esk viaduct

Work has started this week on the £4.2m... more >
Wirral loop: ‘one industry’ approach to minimise disruption

21/09/2017Wirral loop: ‘one industry’ approach to minimise disruption

Wayne Menzies, head of rail for Merseytravel ... more >
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UKRIA 2018: Meet the judging panel

19/09/2017UKRIA 2018: Meet the judging panel

With just under a week left to get your applications in for the rail industry’s biggest awards event, UKRIA, it seems like the perfect time to introduce the huge names that are making up ou... more >
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Crossrail: track installation complete

21/09/2017Crossrail: track installation complete

Chris Enoch, Cr... more >
Ballast or slab?

21/09/2017Ballast or slab?

As HS2 moves fo... more >
A network of training excellence

18/09/2017A network of training excellence

Writing on beha... more >

Interviews

Pushing forward with EWR plans

21/09/2017Pushing forward with EWR 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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How do tram and rail passengers compare?

How do tram and rail passengers compare?

David Sidebottom, director at Transport Focus, analyses the drivers in performance of passenger satisfaction in tram compared to rail. Results published in our recent Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) have seen remarkable levels of satisfaction b... more > more last word articles >