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Crossrail and HS2 part of ‘great opportunity’, Japanese investors told

28/09/2016Crossrail and HS2 part of ‘great opportunity’, Japanese investors told

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has promised the government’s continued support for HS2 and Crossrail during a trade tour to Japan. Grayling attended the G7 Transport Ministers&rsqu... more >
Less than a week left to enter UKRIA 2017

28/09/2016Less than a week left to enter UKRIA 2017

The deadline is fast approaching to enter the 2017 edition of the prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards. Your entries across the 23 categories have been flooding in, and due to popular demand ... more >
GTR completes Gatwick Express fleet renewal

27/09/2016GTR completes Gatwick Express fleet renewal

The renewal of the Gatwick Express fleet has now been completed, with a fleet of 27 Class 387/2 Electrostars introduced on the route after a seven month fleet renewal programme. The £1... more >
Crossrail and HS2 part of ‘great opportunity’, Japanese investors told

28/09/2016Crossrail and HS2 part of ‘great opportunity’, Japanese investors told

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has promis... more >
South West Trains opens first video customer contact centre

28/09/2016South West Trains opens first video customer contact centre

South West Trains passengers will be able to ... more >
Retail sales at NR stations increase by 4.14% in Q1

28/09/2016Retail sales at NR stations increase by 4.14% in Q1

Retail activity at Network Rail-owned station... more >
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Leeds rail bridge to get rainbow repaint in celebration of LGBT community

23/09/2016Leeds rail bridge to get rainbow repaint in celebration of LGBT community

The Lower Briggate bridge in Leeds city centre will be repainted with the traditional LGBT rainbow colours after enough funds were raised by Leeds City Council and the local LGBT community. ... more >
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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 >
Transforming rail in the north

06/06/2016Transforming rail in the north

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 16
As part of RTM’s series of interviews with the those at the top of th... more >
HS2: The innovation and skills challenge

06/04/2016HS2: The innovation and skills challenge

Source: RTM Apr/May 16
HS2 Ltd commercial director, Beth West, on why the project needs to do thin... more >
The simplicity of station defibrillators

24/03/2016The simplicity of station defibrillators

Source: RTM Feb/Mar 16
While not cheap, defibrillators can be a life-saving piece of kit at statio... more >

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30/08/2016A season of sensational events

Entries are now being taken for the fourth edition of the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA), which will take place on 9 February 2017 at Battersea Evolution in London.  There are 23 award categories, all free to enter, covering all aspects of rail excellence and innovation.  The 2017 edition of UKRIA is going to be even bigger and better than the previous awards, and RTM is proud to confirm that Sir Peter Hendy will be the event’s keynote speaker.  Known... read more >

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Rail is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success

Rail is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success

Andy Allen, policy analyst at the Campaign for Better Transport, considers the recently published overcrowding figures and the need for action to tackle the issue, as the railways are bursting at the seams and risk becoming a victim of their own... more > more last word articles >