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DfT reveals shortlist of three JVs for West Coast Partnership franchise

22/06/2017DfT reveals shortlist of three JVs for West Coast Partnership franchise

The shortlist of companies who will compete for the West Coast Partnership Franchise have today been announced by the DfT, and includes bids from three joint ventures: First Trenitalia West Coast... more >
Suburban rail devolution a key tenet in Khan’s 25-year transport strategy

21/06/2017Suburban rail devolution a key tenet in Khan’s 25-year transport strategy

Alongside Crossrail 2, the devolution of suburban rail services to TfL and the creation of a suburban metro in the capital have both been featured as a key tenet in the mayor of London’s dr... more >
First MTR signs £895m deal with Bombardier for new SWT trains

20/06/2017First MTR signs £895m deal with Bombardier for new SWT trains

FirstGroup and MTR have today announced that they have signed an order with Bombardier worth £895m to deliver 90 new trains to support its South Western franchise. The news follows the... more >
Gibb criticises unions as primary cause for Southern woes

23/06/2017Gibb criticises unions as primary cause for Southern woes

Unions RMT and Aslef have been described as t... more >
First Elizabeth Line train enters service in east London and Essex

23/06/2017First Elizabeth Line train enters service in east London and Essex

Passengers in east-London and Essex were yest... more >
Southern, Northern and Merseyrail set for major RMT strike action in July

23/06/2017Southern, Northern and Merseyrail set for major RMT strike action in July

Yet more strikes have been announced by the R... more >
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RTM joins industry to take part in Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2017

16/06/2017RTM joins industry to take part in Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2017

Last week, a team from Rail Technology Magazine competed in the second annual Big Rail Diversity Challenge which took place on 7 June. Held at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, the ... 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 >