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Higgins defends botched HS2 contract despite conflict of interest

21/04/2017Higgins defends botched HS2 contract despite conflict of interest

HS2 Ltd would have likely disqualified CH2M before it even withdrew from the procurement of the Phase 2B development contract for a conflict of interest, as a member of its team had previously wo... more >
HS2 to scrap and rerun £10m management services contract bid

07/04/2017HS2 to scrap and rerun £10m management services contract bid

HS2 has told companies bidding for its £10m commercial management services contract that the process will be scrapped and rerun, RTM has today learnt. Firms including Arcadis, Mott Mac... more >
HS2 sets out design vision ‘from the pixel to the city’

07/04/2017HS2 sets out design vision ‘from the pixel to the city’

The ambitions for the design of the trouble-stricken HS2 project have been published by the company, revealing that the scheme’s success will be based on three core design principles. ... more >
RSSB push for ‘keener, leaner and greener’ energy use from industry

21/04/2017RSSB push for ‘keener, leaner and greener’ energy use from industry

New guidelines on the energy use of non-tract... more >
Higgins defends botched HS2 contract despite conflict of interest

21/04/2017Higgins defends botched HS2 contract despite conflict of interest

HS2 Ltd would have likely disqualified CH2M b... more >
Holophane win Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017

21/04/2017Holophane win Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017

The acuity brands company Holophane Europe ha... more >
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Digital service to reunite passengers with lost valuables trialled in Wales

11/04/2017Digital service to reunite passengers with lost valuables trialled in Wales

Customers pulling their hair out at constantly leaving their valuables on the train may be in luck, as an innovative new system may help them track down their possessions. The system, FindMy... more >
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Overcoming the challenges of e-ticketing

23/03/2017Overcoming the challenges of e-ticketing

Justin Stenner,... more >
The case for rail integration

23/03/2017The case for rail integration

Jeremy Long, CE... more >
Getting fire testing standards right

23/03/2017Getting fire testing standards right

Richard Nowell,... more >

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Intertrain: ready for the future

23/02/2017Intertrain: ready for the future

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 16
RTM recently attended Intertrain’s ‘Driving for Success’ ... more >
Tackling regulation at its routes

24/01/2017Tackling regulation at its routes

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 17
John Larkinson, the ORR’s director of railway markets and economics, ... more >
Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

15/11/2016Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 16
Phil Verster, managing director of ScotRail Alliance, speaks to RTM’s... more >
Maintaining the safety momentum

12/09/2016Maintaining the safety momentum

Source: RTM Aug/Sep 16
Britain’s railways are currently the safest they have ever been, but ... more >

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08/03/2017A celebration of rail achievement

Welcome to this special UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) review issue of RTM. The fourth edition of the prestigious awards took place on 9 February at London’s Battersea Evolution and, once again, was a huge success.  With over 1,100 rail decision-makers in attendance, the black-tie event was a great place for networking and celebrating the success of the rail industry in the last 12 months. To see who won at this year’s event, we have a special section that starts on... read more >

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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Ahead of the major imminent reforms to the apprenticeship system, Simon Rennie, general manager of the National Training Academy for Rail, outlines the industry’s reasons to be positive about the future of skills. Those of a particula... more > more last word articles >