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A major production year for the new TransPennine Express fleet

19/05/2017A major production year for the new TransPennine Express fleet

Robin Davis, head of new fleet at TransPennine Express (TPE), talks to RTM about the progress being made on the TOC’s new CAF and Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) rolling stock. Just over a y... more >
Metro mayors call on government to prioritise HS3 over Crossrail 2 plans

16/05/2017Metro mayors call on government to prioritise HS3 over Crossrail 2 plans

The two newly elected metro mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region have called on the government to prioritise rail investment in the north by committing to building the HS3 rail ... more >
First Elizabeth Line train on track to enter service in May

28/04/2017First Elizabeth Line train on track to enter service in May

Howard Smith, TfL’s operations director for the Elizabeth Line, on what the future looks like for London’s new east-west rail route as the first train readies to enter service in May ... more >
EGIP electrification delayed again due to ‘safety critical’ problem

22/05/2017EGIP electrification delayed again due to ‘safety critical’ problem

Electrification work on the Edinburgh-Glasgow... more >
Camden council opens consultation on HS2 upgrades at Euston

22/05/2017Camden council opens consultation on HS2 upgrades at Euston

Camden council has today released a plan for ... more >
Cambridge North station opens for service

22/05/2017Cambridge North station opens for service

Cambridge North station opened to passengers ... more >
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Opinion poll: HS3 must take priority over Crossrail 2

19/05/2017Opinion poll: HS3 must take priority over Crossrail 2

Fresh from their victories in the metro mayor elections earlier this month, new leaders of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram were quick to make transpor... 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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08/05/2017All set for Railtex

As the rail industry prepares for the biggest UK rail show of the year, Railtex 2017, we have produced a specially expanded edition of RTM for you.  Our exclusive show guide, which starts on page 67, provides you with everything you need to know about the things to see, hear and do at the three-day show. A look through our preview pages will give you a good idea of which stands to visit, as well as meetings to set up.  The RTM team – as ever – will be at... read more >

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Collaborative working is the key to the future of rail infrastructure

Collaborative working is the key to the future of rail infrastructure

David Hawkins, operations director at the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), on why ISO 44001 is a new evolution in collaborative working. The launch of BS 11000 in 2010 heralded a step change in thinking for the UK rail industry le... more > more last word articles >