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Grayling throws three major electrification plans out the window 

20/07/2017Grayling throws three major electrification plans out the window 

The government has decided to call off plans to electrify a string of major routes based on the premise that bi-mode trains already provide seamless transfer from diesel power to electric, in a m... more >
DfT promises CP6 renewals boost, but pushes funding deal to October

20/07/2017DfT promises CP6 renewals boost, but pushes funding deal to October

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has agreed to a higher volume of renewals activity in CP6 in order to “maintain safety and improve on current levels of reliability and punctuality”... more >
RIA: Future of rail renewals work in jeopardy following poor CP5

19/07/2017RIA: Future of rail renewals work in jeopardy following poor CP5

Downturns in renewals works at the end of CP5 and a lack of enhancement development work for CP6 pose a “significant threat” to future works for the UK rail sector and its supply chai... more >
ECI-2 reveals key areas to embrace change to deliver Digital Railway

21/07/2017ECI-2 reveals key areas to embrace change to deliver Digital Railway

The Digital Railway has taken another step fo... more >
New bi-mode fleet a requirement for East Midlands as consultation opens

21/07/2017New bi-mode fleet a requirement for East Midlands as consultation opens

The DfT has this week launched its public con... more >
Grayling throws three major electrification plans out the window 

20/07/2017Grayling throws three major electrification plans out the window 

The government has decided to call off plans ... more >
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Was the HS2 route decision for Sheffield correct?

21/07/2017Was the HS2 route decision for Sheffield correct?

This week has been a busy one for HS2. A number of important announcements were made by Chris Grayling, who will surely be glad to head off on holiday for some rest and relaxation as Parliament h... more >
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A game changer for Wales and Borders

17/07/2017A game changer for Wales and Borders

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Andy Thomas, managing director for Network Rail’s Wales route, descri... more >
‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

13/07/2017‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Andy Milner, the chief executive of Amey, tells RTM about the transformatio... more >
Expanding an unprecedented level of style and comfort

13/07/2017Expanding an unprecedented level of style and comfort

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
At the end of May, Eurostar introduced its new e320 train on the London-Bru... more >
A development opportunity across the national network

10/07/2017A development opportunity across the national network

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Simone Bailey, asset management director at Abellio Greater Anglia, talks t... more >

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03/07/2017Rapid progress needed

As RTM went to press, the National Infrastructure Commission outlined a list of the ‘top 12’ immediate priorities on which ministers must make rapid progress in the next year. Unsurprisingly, major rail schemes, including HS2, Crossrail 2 and HS3, featured highly in the projects that needed speedy development.  Lord Adonis stated that all of these have been agreed in principle, “but require decisive action to get them moving in the new Parliament. They ought to... read more >

last word

How do tram and rail passengers compare?

How do tram and rail passengers compare?

David Sidebottom, director at Transport Focus, analyses the drivers in performance of passenger satisfaction in tram compared to rail. Results published in our recent Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) have seen remarkable levels of satisfaction b... more > more last word articles >