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Rail in the north ‘should be fully devolved by 2025’

20/09/2016Rail in the north ‘should be fully devolved by 2025’

Rail franchises in the north of England should be completely devolved by the time the current franchises expire in 2023-25, the director of Rail North has said just a few days after similar calls... more >
Bi-mode fleet needed by 2020, says major East Midlands rail strategy

16/09/2016Bi-mode fleet needed by 2020, says major East Midlands rail strategy

A new fleet of intercity-style bi-mode trains is needed to deliver a greater level of service as part of the upcoming 2018 East Midlands franchise, according to the results of a consultation into... more >
TfL picks London routes ripe for devolution ahead of DfT approval

16/09/2016TfL picks London routes ripe for devolution ahead of DfT approval

Transport for London (TfL) has targeted four groups of suburban rail services across southeast London that would suit its intention to absorb a larger number of devolved routes into its network. ... more >
Latest PPM figures show decline across the board

26/09/2016Latest PPM figures show decline across the board

Performance and punctuality measure (PPM) fig... more >
Additional £20m funding needed to expand Salford Central station

26/09/2016Additional £20m funding needed to expand Salford Central station

Plans to expand Salford Central station in or... more >
Virgin East Coast set for 24-hour strike

26/09/2016Virgin East Coast set for 24-hour strike

Staff on Virgin East Coast are due to strike ... more >
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Leeds rail bridge to get rainbow repaint in celebration of LGBT community

23/09/2016Leeds rail bridge to get rainbow repaint in celebration of LGBT community

The Lower Briggate bridge in Leeds city centre will be repainted with the traditional LGBT rainbow colours after enough funds were raised by Leeds City Council and the local LGBT community. ... more >
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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 >
The simplicity of station defibrillators

24/03/2016The simplicity of station defibrillators

Source: RTM Feb/Mar 16
While not cheap, defibrillators can be a life-saving piece of kit at statio... more >

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30/08/2016A season of sensational events

Entries are now being taken for the fourth edition of the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA), which will take place on 9 February 2017 at Battersea Evolution in London.  There are 23 award categories, all free to enter, covering all aspects of rail excellence and innovation.  The 2017 edition of UKRIA is going to be even bigger and better than the previous awards, and RTM is proud to confirm that Sir Peter Hendy will be the event’s keynote speaker.  Known... read more >

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Rail is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success

Rail is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success

Andy Allen, policy analyst at the Campaign for Better Transport, considers the recently published overcrowding figures and the need for action to tackle the issue, as the railways are bursting at the seams and risk becoming a victim of their own... more > more last word articles >