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c2c announces £100m train deal with Bombardier

14/12/2017c2c announces £100m train deal with Bombardier

Train operator c2c has today announced a deal for £100m worth of new trains to be manufactured by Bombardier in its Derby factory. The agreement will see 60 carriages of the latest Ave... more >
Government could face investigation over Virgin East Coast ‘bailout’

12/12/2017Government could face investigation over Virgin East Coast ‘bailout’

The DfT could be subject to an investigation following the decision to allow Virgin Trains East Coast out of its franchise obligations three years early. Transport secretary Chris Grayling a... more >
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 >
TfL launches 24-7 London Overground services

15/12/2017TfL launches 24-7 London Overground services

TfL has officially launched night services fo... more >
TfN confirms January release for delayed draft transport strategy

15/12/2017TfN confirms January release for delayed draft transport strategy

Transport for the North has this week announc... more >
c2c announces £100m train deal with Bombardier

14/12/2017c2c announces £100m train deal with Bombardier

Train operator c2c has today announced a deal... more >
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#UKRIA2018 is coming to town

12/12/2017#UKRIA2018 is coming to town

Abnormally freezing-cold temperatures, brightly lit town centres packed with a frenzy of shoppers, and busy markets cooking up endless servings of German sausages could only mean one thing: Chris... 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 >