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£350m contract for Hitachi Rail to build new Avanti West Coast trains

06/12/2019£350m contract for Hitachi Rail to build new Avanti West Coast trains

Hitachi Rail awarded a contract worth more than £350m by First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on the 8th of December, to maintain and prove 23 new intercity tra... more >
TfL to install over 100 cycle docking points near major rail stations

05/12/2019TfL to install over 100 cycle docking points near major rail stations

Before the year is over, Transport for London (TfL) will have installed 105 new Santander Cycles docking points close to Network Rail stations in Central London. It comes as part of an initi... more >
Virgin Trains leads the way with 5G onboard connectivity

05/12/2019Virgin Trains leads the way with 5G onboard connectivity

Virgin Trains has become the first train operator to trial onboard 5G Wi-Fi. The trial comes in partnership with McLaren Applied and Vodafone, as efforts continue to bring improved broadband spee... more >
Heritage award presented to Network Rail

06/12/2019Heritage award presented to Network Rail

The National Railway Heritage have presented ... more >
£350m contract for Hitachi Rail to build new Avanti West Coast trains

06/12/2019£350m contract for Hitachi Rail to build new Avanti West Coast trains

Hitachi Rail awarded a contract worth more th... more >
New Northern trains announced across their routes

05/12/2019New Northern trains announced across their routes

Rail operator, Northern, announced yeste... more >
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Heritage award presented to Network Rail

06/12/2019Heritage award presented to Network Rail

The National Railway Heritage have presented Network Rail with an award for their refurbishment of the South Esk viaduct at Montrose. At the award ceremony in London, the National Railway He... more >
£350m contract for Hitachi Rail to build new Avanti West Coast trains

06/12/2019£350m contract for Hitachi Rail to build new Avanti West Coast trains

Hitachi Rail awarded a contract worth more than £350m by First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on the 8th of December, to maintain and prove 23 new intercity tra... more >
New Northern trains announced across their routes

05/12/2019New Northern trains announced across their routes

Rail operator, Northern, announced yesterday (Dec 4) that more than 50 new northern trains will be in service from Dec 15, with a further 49 to be operational in 2020. Brand new trains ... more >

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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport ne... more >
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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today... more >
Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

Source: RTM April/May 2019 Sponsored Interview
In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations o... more >
Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

Source: RTM Feb/March 2019
RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine R... more >
TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 19
Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roa... 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 >