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Passengers facing 3.6% rail fare hike from next year

15/08/2017Passengers facing 3.6% rail fare hike from next year

Passengers are set to see an unprecedented rise of 3.6% on regulated rail fares from January 2018, government statistics have today revealed – the largest hike since 2011 and significantly ... more >
Abellio JV named winner of West Midlands rail franchise

10/08/2017Abellio JV named winner of West Midlands rail franchise

The DfT has announced that West Midlands Trains Ltd, a joint venture between Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co Ltd, has won the contract to operate the next West Midlan... more >
NR routes to publish ‘pipeline’ of third party opportunities by year end

31/07/2017NR routes to publish ‘pipeline’ of third party opportunities by year end

A number of major reforms, including the publication of a ‘pipeline’ of opportunities for third parties by Network Rail’s routes by the end of the year, have been announced to e... more >

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UKRIA: Time to shine with your mobile tech innovations

15/08/2017UKRIA: Time to shine with your mobile tech innovations

Using innovative mobile technology to improve the passenger experience on trains and make the railway run more efficiently is increasingly important for companies across the industry. This m... 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 >

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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 >