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West Midlands ITT puts limits on frequency of commuter services

30/08/2016West Midlands ITT puts limits on frequency of commuter services

Services from key towns in the West Midlands will be cut under the new franchise despite fears that this will make commuting harder. The DfT published the invitation to tender (ITT) for the ... more >
East West Rail ‘no longer third most important project in country’

26/08/2016East West Rail ‘no longer third most important project in country’

Council leaders along the proposed East West Rail route are seeking a meeting with Sir Peter Hendy to discuss concerns that the project may be postponed beyond 2024. The much-delayed project... more >
Khan orders TfL to sell Kidbrooke station land for affordable housing

24/08/2016Khan orders TfL to sell Kidbrooke station land for affordable housing

Affordable housing must be built on the land by Kidbrooke station after Transport for London (TfL) sells it, the London mayor has told the transport body. Sadiq Khan has issued a direction t... more >
Night Tube to launch on Jubilee Line in October

30/08/2016Night Tube to launch on Jubilee Line in October

Night Tube services will launch on the Jubile... more >
West Midlands ITT puts limits on frequency of commuter services

30/08/2016West Midlands ITT puts limits on frequency of commuter services

Services from key towns in the West Midlands ... more >
Delays continue despite new London Bridge concourse opening

30/08/2016Delays continue despite new London Bridge concourse opening

Two-thirds of London Bridge’s new conco... more >
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Carne promises more improvements ahead of London Bridge opening

26/08/2016Carne promises more improvements ahead of London Bridge opening

The Bank Holiday opening of London Bridge’s new concourse marks a turnaround for the capital’s beleaguered rail services, the chief executive of Network Rail has promised. Writin... more >
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Making the railway truly sustainable

14/07/2016Making the railway truly sustainable

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Delivering for freight

07/07/2016Delivering for freight

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Crossrail awards last major contract to Alstom JV

22/08/2016Crossrail awards last major contract to Alstom JV

The last contract to build London’s new Crossrail network has been aw... more >
Upgrades on track at Paddington

01/08/2016Upgrades on track at Paddington

Work to upgrade Paddington station to prepare for Crossrail and the electri... more >
‘Massive engineering challenge’ at Acton underpass complete

25/07/2016‘Massive engineering challenge’ at Acton underpass complete

A new dive-under to allow passenger services to pass under freight trains a... more >
‘Jigsaw puzzle’ platforms completed at Liverpool Street station

15/07/2016‘Jigsaw puzzle’ platforms completed at Liverpool Street station

The platforms for Liverpool Street station, which will open as part of the ... 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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Committed to improving customer experience

Committed to improving customer experience

Jacqueline Starr, managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), explains what steps the industry is taking to improve the passenger experience for rail users. Britain’s railway is a success story. As Europ... more > more last word articles >