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Andrew Jones returns as rail minister following Jo Johnson’s resignation

13/11/2018Andrew Jones returns as rail minister following Jo Johnson’s resignation

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, has been appointed as transport minister with responsibility for rail following the resignation of transport minister Jo Johnson last week. ... more >
Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

09/11/2018Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

The transport minister Jo Johnson has resigned from the government over Brexit. In a video on Twitter, Johnson said the UK was “barrelling” towards an incoherent Brexit, leaving ... more >
High Court ruling awards Siemens £1.5bn Underground contract

06/11/2018High Court ruling awards Siemens £1.5bn Underground contract

Siemens has won a £1.5bn contract with London Underground to replace some of its oldest trains with almost 100 new models after a High Court ruling lifted the suspension on the contract. ... more >
Talgo names Fife as the chosen site of its first UK train factory

14/11/2018Talgo names Fife as the chosen site of its first UK train factory

Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has revealed... more >
Crossrail contractors in row over overtime pay

14/11/2018Crossrail contractors in row over overtime pay

A pay row has broken out over overtime paymen... more >
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Talgo names Fife as the chosen site of its first UK train factory

14/11/2018Talgo names Fife as the chosen site of its first UK train factory

Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has revealed that is new train-building factory will be built at Longannet in Fife, bringing more than 1,000 jobs to Scotland. Talgo will build its first UK ... more >
Crossrail contractors in row over overtime pay

14/11/2018Crossrail contractors in row over overtime pay

A pay row has broken out over overtime payments for contractors working on the Elizabeth Line as it raced to get the project finished on time. TfL and Crossrail are said to be questioning bi... more >
Grayling ‘sees no reason’ to follow European standard in post-Brexit rolling stock regulation

14/11/2018Grayling ‘sees no reason’ to follow European standard in post-Brexit rolling stock regulation

The transport secretary has categorically opposed the following of European Union rail standards when Britain leaves the EU, arguing he can see ‘absolutely no reason’ to follow the re... more >

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Elizabeth Line: short-term pain for long-term gain?

13/11/2018Elizabeth Line: short-term pain for long-term gain?

Tim Bellenger, director of policy and investigation at London TravelWatch, discusses the deferred opening of the central section of the Elizabeth Line. The announcement on 31 August that the... more >
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Challenging the perceptions of rail

13/11/2018Challenging the perceptions of rail

Darren Caplan, ... more >
Data-driven rail

13/11/2018Data-driven rail

Andy Cross, dir... more >
Looking ahead to the Williams Review

13/11/2018Looking ahead to the Williams Review

Darren Shirley,... more >
Digital Railway: All change on the ECML

06/11/2018Digital Railway: All change on the ECML

Network Rail ro... more >

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Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

09/11/2018Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Sponsored interview  Anything that brings about safety and time-sav... more >
Taking to the skies

30/10/2018Taking to the skies

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Network Rail’s commitment to driving innovation is best encapsulated ... more >
Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

29/08/2018Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

Source: RTM Aug/Sept 2018
RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with one of the leading minds behind Net... more >
Male, muddy and manual?

03/07/2018Male, muddy and manual?

Source: RTM June/July 2018
Sponsored interview Sean Hebden, rail director at Kier Group, tells RTM&... 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 >