latest rail news

Digital Railway cheapest option but 'will require extra funding in CP5'

24/05/2016Digital Railway cheapest option but 'will require extra funding in CP5'

Delivering the Digital Railway will be the cheapest option for increasing capacity in the railway by up to 40%, the chief executive of Network Rail admitted ahead of the programme’s finalis... more >
TPE completes new fleet procurement with 25 CAF trains

23/05/2016TPE completes new fleet procurement with 25 CAF trains

TransPennine Express (TPE) has followed in the footsteps of Arriva and ordered 25 five-carriage trains from Spanish manufacturer CAF, adding to the operator’s existing deal for a 19-train H... more >
ORR opens consultation into route-based regulation

19/05/2016ORR opens consultation into route-based regulation

Railway regulation could change in CP6 so that Network Rail regulates each individual route, as part of proposals in a new Office of Rail and Road (ORR) consultation. Under the proposals, wh... more >
GTR unveils new Class 700 passenger train

25/05/2016GTR unveils new Class 700 passenger train

A new fleet of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)... more >
Southern release figures on ‘remarkable’ sickness absences following strike

25/05/2016Southern release figures on ‘remarkable’ sickness absences following strike

Recent delays on the Southern line have been ... more >
Winners of £1m heritage rail tourism grants announced

25/05/2016Winners of £1m heritage rail tourism grants announced

The successful applicants for a £1m fun... more >
Click for free e-mail alerts

rail industry focus

View all News

'the sleepers' daily blog

Your chance to live in a railway station… complete with its own train

20/05/2016Your chance to live in a railway station… complete with its own train

A former 19th century railway station, featuring its own track and steam train, is for sale for any rail enthusiast who has £600,000 to spare. The former Great Northern Railway Station... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

rail technology magazine tv

more videos >

comment

editor's comment

01/02/2016A new direction of travel

The much-anticipated Shaw Report had not been published when RTM went to press, but the potential direction of travel for Network Rail’s future had been widely reported, with the infrastructure owner looking at options to sell off stations and electrical power assets.  Since Network Rail’s reclassification as a public sector body in 2014, it hasn’t been plain sailing for the organisation, especially with major works being pushed from CP5 into CP6 following the... read more >

last word

Shaw report recommendations need quick implementation

Shaw report recommendations need quick implementation

Adrian Shaw, senior vice-president of global programme management and rail sector head, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa at Aecom, reflects on the Shaw Report’s recommendations and the need for changes to be adopted quickly. Nico... more > more last word articles >