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Talgo launches legal bid against HS2 ‘botched’ £2.8bn train procurement

14/08/2018Talgo launches legal bid against HS2 ‘botched’ £2.8bn train procurement

HS2 Ltd is facing a fresh legal challenge from Spanish manufacturer Talgo over what it argues has been “botched” £2.8bn rolling stock procurement process. The Madrid-based ... more >
Disturbing lack of assurance over plans to fix ‘abysmal’ timetable chaos

03/08/2018Disturbing lack of assurance over plans to fix ‘abysmal’ timetable chaos

It is “disturbing” that neither Network Rail nor the transport operators are able to provide reassurance that their plans to improve the “currently abysmal service levels”... more >
Most overcrowded services revealed as passenger numbers plummet

24/07/2018Most overcrowded services revealed as passenger numbers plummet

The most overcrowded train services in England and Wales have been revealed by the DfT today. Services running to and from London were by far the most crowded in the country: nine out of 10 ... more >

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Leeds South Bank plans rubber-stamped, finalising £500m transformation of train station

21/08/2018Leeds South Bank plans rubber-stamped, finalising £500m transformation of train station

Major plans to develop the South Bank in Leeds city centre have been formally adopted by Leeds City Council, paving the way for a £500m renovation of the train station in the city. The... more >
Former London City Airport CEO Declan Collier announced as ORR chair

21/08/2018Former London City Airport CEO Declan Collier announced as ORR chair

Former London City Airport chief executive Declan Collier has been announced as the preferred candidate to take up the post as chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Collier will succee... more >
Atkins-led consortium to lead the way on Sheffield HS2 station masterplan

21/08/2018Atkins-led consortium to lead the way on Sheffield HS2 station masterplan

Sheffield City Council has chosen Atkins to lead a consortium of architects and engineers to develop a new masterplan to transform Sheffield Midland Railway Station in its preparation for the arr... more >

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A radical solution to the employment crisis

24/07/2018A radical solution to the employment crisis

Peter Cayless, founder and creative director at Working Eye, talks about an innovative solution to employment in the rail industry that might just help transform careers advice into career discov... more >
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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 >
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 >

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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 >