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Campaigners call for ‘right decision’ on delayed East Anglia award

29/07/2016Campaigners call for ‘right decision’ on delayed East Anglia award

The government must make the “right decision” when awarding the now delayed East Anglia franchise, the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce has said. A decision to award the franchis... more >
GTR seeks brokered talks with RMT in bid to stop fresh strikes

29/07/2016GTR seeks brokered talks with RMT in bid to stop fresh strikes

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is calling on RMT to cancel a five-day strike on the troubled Southern line and has invited Acas to broker fresh talks. Acas first tried brokering talks last m... more >
Northern Line Extension ‘remains a high concern’

26/07/2016Northern Line Extension ‘remains a high concern’

The Northern Line Extension (NLE) on the London Underground remains at high risk of delay despite improvements, an independent report on Transport for London (TfL) has found. The £500m... more >
NR may take training assessment back in-house over safety concerns

29/07/2016NR may take training assessment back in-house over safety concerns

There is a possibility that Network Rail may ... more >
Virgin reaches halfway point on east coast fleet refurbishment

29/07/2016Virgin reaches halfway point on east coast fleet refurbishment

Virgin Trains East Coast’s fleet refurb... more >
Rail leaders call summit to discuss ticketing issues

29/07/2016Rail leaders call summit to discuss ticketing issues

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represen... more >
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Is Pokemon Go a rail safety risk?

29/07/2016Is Pokemon Go a rail safety risk?

For the past month, Pokemon Go mania has swept around the world. It’s impossible to go out at the moment without spotting people walking around staring at their phones – not to send t... more >
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Making the railway truly sustainable

14/07/2016Making the railway truly sustainable

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Delivering for freight

07/07/2016Delivering for freight

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01/06/2016Leading the agenda in the uncertain times ahead

As RTM went to press, the result of the EU referendum had just been announced, with 52% voting to leave against 48% voting to remain, on a 72.16% turnout.  Although the full consequences of a Brexit still remain unknown, with Article 50 unlikely to be triggered before a new prime minister is elected, there could, potentially, be a knock-on effect to the UK’s rail supply chain.  Shortly after the EU referendum result was announced, we asked members of the supply... read more >

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Committed to improving customer experience

Committed to improving customer experience

Jacqueline Starr, managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), explains what steps the industry is taking to improve the passenger experience for rail users. Britain’s railway is a success story. As Europ... more > more last word articles >