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Train fares set to rise by average of 2.3% next year

02/12/2016Train fares set to rise by average of 2.3% next year

Train fares in Britain will go up by an average of 2.3% from 2 January next year, the rail industry has announced. The increase covers both regulated fares such as season tickets, which acco... more >
Carne opens NR doors to private funding with new review

01/12/2016Carne opens NR doors to private funding with new review

Network Rail will set up an independent review designed to open it up to competition in delivering projects, the infrastructure owner’s CEO Mark Carne has announced. In a speech to the... more >
Prosser: ‘Not ORR’s role’ to arbitrate in train company DOO disputes

30/11/2016Prosser: ‘Not ORR’s role’ to arbitrate in train company DOO disputes

Ian Prosser, the director of railway safety at the ORR, has reiterated his certainty that driver-only operated (DOO) services are safe and indicated that the regulator will not intervene in the d... more >
MPT wins £350m contract to build Metrolink’s Trafford Park extension

02/12/2016MPT wins £350m contract to build Metrolink’s Trafford Park extension

The Metrolink Trafford Park line will be buil... more >
Rail freight activity continues to decline in Q2

02/12/2016Rail freight activity continues to decline in Q2

Activity in the rail freight industry has con... more >
GTR launches legal action to stop Aslef Southern strikes

02/12/2016GTR launches legal action to stop Aslef Southern strikes

GTR has launched legal action in an attempt t... more >
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'Mail Rail' trains tested to be revived as museum experience

02/12/2016'Mail Rail' trains tested to be revived as museum experience

Trains have run on the London Post Office Railway for the first time since the ‘Mail Rail’ service was abandoned over 10 years ago.  The ‘Mail Rail’ underground ... more >
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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 >
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 >

editor's comment

04/11/2016An incredible journey

Firstly, I would like to warmly welcome you to this special edition of RTM. As you have seen on the front cover, we have reached a milestone for the magazine with this being our 100th issue.  I would also like to thank all those readers and contributors who have been with us for the journey so far, and all those who have joined us along the way. We have included a two-page round-up starting on page 24 that reflects on RTM’s development as Britain’s rail industry media... read more >

last word

HS2 – The biggest single source of new jobs in UK infrastructure

HS2 – The biggest single source of new jobs in UK infrastructure

Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel’s rail sector lead and a director of High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL), comments on the job opportunities that HS2 offers and the economic benefits the project will bring. It’s official… HS2 ... more > more last word articles >