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Crossrail to open by March 2021 as bosses confirm new timetable

26/04/2019Crossrail to open by March 2021 as bosses confirm new timetable

The Elizabeth Line will open by March 2021 at the latest as a new six-month delivery window for the Crossrail’s crisis-hit central section is revealed by the project’s bosses. Th... more >
DfT awards East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio

10/04/2019DfT awards East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio

Abellio has won the next East Midlands rail franchise and will take over from Stagecoach in August 2019 until 2027. The DfT announced that the ScotRail operator has been named as the success... more >
Bristol’s MetroWest scheme receives final £32m funding from DfT

09/04/2019Bristol’s MetroWest scheme receives final £32m funding from DfT

The DfT has announced its backing for the MetroWest railway line between Portishead and Bristol after confirming the final £32m funding for the “nationally-significant” project.... more >
Northern leaders warn Treasury against scrapping under-fire HS2

23/05/2019Northern leaders warn Treasury against scrapping under-fire HS2

Scrapping HS2 would be a “disaster&rdqu... more >
Network Rail unveils new regional managing directors

23/05/2019Network Rail unveils new regional managing directors

Network Rail has announced five new regional ... more >
£800m worth of rail haulage contracts awarded by Network Rail

22/05/2019£800m worth of rail haulage contracts awarded by Network Rail

Network Rail has awarded contracts for rail h... more >
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Meeting clients, suppliers and stepping forward

23/05/2019Meeting clients, suppliers and stepping forward

The Midlands 30-year plan will deliver many economic benefits and will need a wide and diverse supply chain to deliver some of the key projects. We caught up with long running sponsors of TransCi... more >
WMCA on HS2 and supply chain opportunities

23/05/2019WMCA on HS2 and supply chain opportunities

In the latest Q&A series ahead of TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with Laura Shoaf, Managing Director for TfWM (the transport arm of the WMCA), for her insight on delivering the com... more >
Northern leaders warn Treasury against scrapping under-fire HS2

23/05/2019Northern leaders warn Treasury against scrapping under-fire HS2

Scrapping HS2 would be a “disaster” and would undermine Britain’s “national prosperity for decades to come,” more than 20 prominent local government leaders from the... more >

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Meeting clients, suppliers and stepping forward

23/05/2019Meeting clients, suppliers and stepping forward

The Midlands 30-year plan will deliver many economic benefits and will need a wide and diverse supply chain to deliver some of the key projects. We caught up with long running sponsors of TransCi... more >
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Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

Source: RTM April/May 2019 Sponsored Interview
In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations o... more >
Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

Source: RTM Feb/March 2019
RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine R... more >
TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 19
Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roa... more >
Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

22/01/2019Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 19
In the jigsaw puzzle of regional transport decision-making, there must be c... 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 >