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Eurostar appoints Clare Hollingsworth as new chairman

Eurostar appoints Clare Hollingsworth as new chairman

16.05.13: Clare Hollingsworth has been appointed chairman of Eurostar International, succeeding Richard Brown from 1 July. Brown is now chairman of the Department for Transport’s Franchise Advisory Panel after over a decade with Eurostar. ...

£1m competition for customer experience boost

£1m competition for customer experience boost

15.05.13: The Enabling Innovation Team (EIT) is running a £1m competition searching for innovative ideas to transform rail customers’ experience. Solutions are invited from the existing rail supply chain as well as from non-rail sectors a...

Railtex visitor numbers up 19% on 2011 show

Railtex visitor numbers up 19% on 2011 show

09.05.13: Visitors to Railtex 2013 increased by 19% on 2011, with 8,202 rail professionals and attendees attending, plus almost 2,500 exhibitors. Sixty-four companies exhibited at Railtex for the first time this year. Attendees came from 49 countries...

RSP awards PMS contract to boost rail data

RSP awards PMS contract to boost rail data

08.05.13: The Rail Settlement Plan Ltd (RSP) has awarded a £7m contract to design, build and support a new Product Management System (PMS). IT company IPL will take on the five-year contract to provide better fares and timetable information for...

Bombardier to supply 57 more London Overground carriages

Bombardier to supply 57 more London Overground carriages

08.05.13: TfL has awarded Bombardier an order for 57 additional Class 378 rail cars, worth approximately £88m. The cars will allow existing four-car electric trains to be turned into five-car versions, to meet increasing demand on London Overgr...

Collaboration & open innovation

Collaboration & open innovation

07.05.13: Chris Williams-Lilley, founder and managing director of Rail Champions, refl ects on issues arising in tenders and in the supply chain ahead of Railtex 2013, as constructors and suppliers are judged not only on price but increasingly their CSR c...

Railtex closes with focus on railway business opportunities

Railtex closes with focus on railway business opportunities

03.05.13: The biggest Railtex for more than a decade ended yesterday with a big emphasis on ways for the rail supply chain to get involved in major infrastructure projects. Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme and HS2 commercial director Bet...

Rail innovation the highlight at first Railtex Awards

Rail innovation the highlight at first Railtex Awards

03.05.13: Railtex 2013 has been an incredible event, with a notable increase in visitor and exhibitor numbers, a high calibre of presentations and seminars, and the inaugural Railtex Awards on Wednesday night, which gave exhibitors the chance to come toge...

Railtex awards are a dazzling success

Railtex awards are a dazzling success

02.05.13: The first Railtex awards took place last night, as the industry came together to celebrate their successes and achievements. The awards were presented by Phil Tufnell and Garry Richardson and entertainment was provided by the fantastic sing...

Enhancing innovation in the rail sector

Enhancing innovation in the rail sector

01.05.13: Annette Gevaert is director of rail and transport at Achilles, the leading provider of supplier information management services. She has oversight of Link-up, the UK rail industry supplier registration and qualification service, which comprises...

Launch of the UK Rail Industry Training Trust

Launch of the UK Rail Industry Training Trust

26.04.13: This special edition of the RTM newsletter marks the launch of our charity, UKRITT – the UK Rail Industry Training Trust – a first for a rail media title. We are also pleased to announce the establishment of the UK Rail Industry Awar...

Mott MacDonald appointed to Crossrail tunnels fit-out

Mott MacDonald appointed to Crossrail tunnels fit-out

19.04.13: The Alstom, TSO and Costain (ATC) joint venture has appointed Mott MacDonald as its engineering consultant for the Crossrail tunnels fit-out. The last major construction contract to be awarded by Crossrail will see the commissioning of trac...

Britain’s rail industry media leader to headline the Railtex Awards

Britain’s rail industry media leader to headline the Railtex Awards

12.04.13: The Railtex Awards team are very pleased to announce that the Headline Sponsor for the Railtex Awards has now been confirmed – welcome Rail Technology Magazine!  “It’s hard to believe that it is only two years since t...

YRP dinner and award ‘huge success’

YRP dinner and award ‘huge success’

21.03.13: The fourth Young Railway Professionals (YRP) annual Black Tie Dinner was the biggest ever, and included the first award for a Young Railway Professional of the Year. The RTM team attended the dinner and dance in London on March 14, and hear...

Crossrail communications contract goes to Siemens

Crossrail communications contract goes to Siemens

19.03.13: Siemens has been awarded the Crossrail contract for communications and control systems for the central section of the railway. The £43m contract includes the design, testing, installation and commissioning of key communications and co...

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Network Rail reveals detailed £2.9bn upgrade plans for TransPennine route

23/08/2019Network Rail reveals detailed £2.9bn upgrade plans for TransPennine route

Major station upgrades and plans to rebuild and electrify an 8-mile stretch of track have been put forward by Network Rail as part of a public co... more >
Aldershot railway line to be directly powered by solar farm in ‘world first’

23/08/2019Aldershot railway line to be directly powered by solar farm in ‘world first’

A Network Rail pilot scheme will see the world’s first solar farm to power a railway line directly in Aldershot, in Hampshire. Ar... more >
Transport Scotland announces £817k Local Rail Development Fund

23/08/2019Transport Scotland announces £817k Local Rail Development Fund

Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, Michael Matheson, has announced eight communities across Scotland are set to be... more >

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23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Ye... read more >

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Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. Chris Leech MBE, business community manager at the... more > more last word articles >

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Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

12/08/2019Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the network to carry on thriving. We caught up with Anna-Jane, for her expertise and insight into connecti... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... more >

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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he wo... more >