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HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

14/12/2018HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

Two UK rail suppliers to major projects such as HS1, HS2, and Crossrail have admitted to operating an illegal cartel for almost seven years with the goal of increasing prices and reducing competi... more >
DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

12/12/2018DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

The strategic outline business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), which was due to be submitted to the government by the end of this month, has been pushed back to the new year. The de... more >
Ex-Atkins chair made HS2 boss as Sir Terry Morgan resigns from two roles

06/12/2018Ex-Atkins chair made HS2 boss as Sir Terry Morgan resigns from two roles

Sir Terry Morgan has resigned as chairman of both HS2 and Crossrail, days after he revealed that he expected to be sacked this week. The government has announced that former Atkins chair All... more >

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Network Rail’s subsidiary secures systems integrator contract in Australia

14/12/2018Network Rail’s subsidiary secures systems integrator contract in Australia

The Australian subsidiary of Network Rail Consulting has been named as the systems integrator for the Digital Systems Program in Sydney by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), a role which will... more >
Infrastructure giant Amey to be sold to private equity firm in new year

14/12/2018Infrastructure giant Amey to be sold to private equity firm in new year

 Infrastructure giant Amey is expected to be sold to a private equity firm in the new year, according to reports. The Financial Times believes that Amey’s Spanish parent company, ... more >
HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

14/12/2018HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

Two UK rail suppliers to major projects such as HS1, HS2, and Crossrail have admitted to operating an illegal cartel for almost seven years with the goal of increasing prices and reducing competi... more >

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Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

27/11/2018Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

Olivia Brown, business development officer at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, outlines the four exciting projects currently taking place as... more >
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Passenger safety: Respect the edge

27/11/2018Passenger safety: Respect the edge

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Night Tube: The twilight economy

27/11/2018Night Tube: The twilight economy

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Introducing iPort

20/11/2018Introducing iPort

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HS2 train race: making the case

20/11/2018HS2 train race: making the case

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Bombardier and Hitachi’s commitment to providing the best HS2 rolling... more >
Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

09/11/2018Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Sponsored interview  Anything that brings about safety and time-sav... more >
Taking to the skies

30/10/2018Taking to the skies

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Network Rail’s commitment to driving innovation is best encapsulated ... more >
Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

29/08/2018Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

Source: RTM Aug/Sept 2018
RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with one of the leading minds behind Net... 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 >