latest rail news

Major 2019 rail review led by BA boss will ‘leave no stone unturned’

20/09/2018Major 2019 rail review led by BA boss will ‘leave no stone unturned’

In response to the May timetable disruptions and longstanding concerns over what has been repeatedly branded a “broken” franchising system, the government has decided to formally laun... more >
TransPennine upgrade works will shut down route for almost five years

13/09/2018TransPennine upgrade works will shut down route for almost five years

To achieve the improvements envisaged through the TransPennine upgrade, Network Rail will have to close some part of the route for up to a whopping 39 weeks per year for five years – in oth... more >
East Coast fiasco: MPs decide who is to blame for ‘overoptimistic’ franchise

12/09/2018East Coast fiasco: MPs decide who is to blame for ‘overoptimistic’ franchise

Virgin, Stagecoach and the DfT all share blame for the quick failure of the East Coast franchise earlier this year – with the first two drafting up a financially risky bid with very little ... more >
£18.75m Halton Curve project delayed a further six months

25/09/2018£18.75m Halton Curve project delayed a further six months

The launch of an upgraded rail line connectin... more >
RMT launches campaign to stop closures of London Overground ticket offices

25/09/2018RMT launches campaign to stop closures of London Overground ticket offices

The RMT has launched a campaign to prevent th... more >
Rail Central proposals for controversial freight interchange submitted

25/09/2018Rail Central proposals for controversial freight interchange submitted

Plans for Rail Central, a proposed new Strate... more >
Click for free e-mail alerts

rail industry focus

View all News

News

£18.75m Halton Curve project delayed a further six months

25/09/2018£18.75m Halton Curve project delayed a further six months

The launch of an upgraded rail line connecting Chester and Liverpool has been delayed until May, with one local MP claiming that the pushback is a result of a lack of trains for the project. ... more >
RMT launches campaign to stop closures of London Overground ticket offices

25/09/2018RMT launches campaign to stop closures of London Overground ticket offices

The RMT has launched a campaign to prevent the closure of 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London, which runs Transport for London’s (TfL) overground services, is plann... more >
Rail Central proposals for controversial freight interchange submitted

25/09/2018Rail Central proposals for controversial freight interchange submitted

Plans for Rail Central, a proposed new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) in Northamptonshire which could create 8,000 new jobs, have been submitted to the planning inspectorate. Ashf... more >

'the sleepers' daily blog

The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

18/09/2018The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

RTM's Jack Donnelly assesses what the Transport Committee's latest report on the VTEC franchise means for the industry as a whole “Even now, there is no concrete plan, nor timescales,&... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

rail technology magazine tv

more videos >

comment

Innovation through people and technology

18/09/2018Innovation through people and technology

Ian Prosser, HM... more >
Why we all must mind the gap

18/09/2018Why we all must mind the gap

Clair Mowbray, ... more >
3D printing: from virtual to real

11/09/20183D printing: from virtual to real

Like so many ot... more >

Interviews

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 >
Transforming travel in the north west

06/02/2018Transforming travel in the north west

RTM’s Josh Mines talks to Robin Davis, head of new trains at TransPen... more >
Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

23/01/2018Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

RTM’s Josh Mines catches up with Mark Somers, project director for Th... more >
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 >

last word

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 >