Awards, contracts & appointments

New appointments for Network Rail asset management

New appointments for Network Rail asset management

20.07.12: Network Rail has appointed five new directors to its asset management services, a new structure which goes live on August 22. The asset management team is intended to be more customer focused. A new role of technical director has also been...

Network Rail rewards its top suppliers at Partnership Awards

Network Rail rewards its top suppliers at Partnership Awards

15.06.12: RTM joined some of the biggest names in the rail industry at the annual Network Rail Partnership Awards at the Imperial War Museum near Cambridge last night. The team behind the stunning King’s Cross Station Western Range building and...

HS2 professional services contracts awarded

HS2 professional services contracts awarded

08.06.12: The final lot of contracts under the professional services framework has been awarded, HS2 Ltd has announced. Four land referencing contracts, covering land access and referencing for ecological, environmental and engineering surveys, were...

4,500 visitors at Infrarail 2012

4,500 visitors at Infrarail 2012

01.06.12: Adam Hewitt reports from Infrarail 2012, which had over 4,500 visitors from 36 different countries, as well as 212 exhibitors. Infrarail 2012 pulled in visitors from across the UK and around the world, eager to see the latest innovations in...

Two more HS2 contracts awarded

Two more HS2 contracts awarded

16.05.12: Engineering consultants firm Parsons Brinckerhoff has won two HS2 contracts, under the ‘professional services framework’. The two contract, worth £8m, will see the company working with HS2 Ltd to provide a ‘whole sys...

A booming supply chain

A booming supply chain

02.05.12: Jeremy Candfield, Director General of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), speaks to RTM about the economic situation for rail businesses. Recent surveys by major business groups have suggested that UK manufacturing is bouncing back afte...

Rail terminal contract to handle longest trains in UK

Rail terminal contract to handle longest trains in UK

27.04.12: Balfour Beatty has won a multi-million pound contract to build a new rail terminal capable of handling the longest trains in the UK. DP World’s London Gateway is a new deep sea container port being built on the north bank of theThames...

Free online content: a rail good job

24.04.12: Whilst many websites are opting to charge users to view editorial content, rtmjobs.com has decided to buck the trend by keeping all of its editorial content free to use. The sector leading rail recruitment website, which is produced by the...

New chairman-designate for Network Rail

New chairman-designate for Network Rail

30.03.12: Network Rail has confirmed the appointment of its new chairman-designate, following Rick Haythornthwaite’s decision to step down from the position. Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE started with the company this week as a non-executiv...

NR’s new chair announced alongside governance reform

NR’s new chair announced alongside governance reform

09.03.12: Professor Richard Parry-Jones is to take up the role of chairman of Network Rail when Rick Haythornthwaite steps down. Professor Parry-Jones worked for Ford for 38 years, rising to become group vice president in charge of global product dev...

RTM to sponsor Infrarail Awards

RTM to sponsor Infrarail Awards

09.03.12: The Infrarail Awards team are very pleased to announce that the Headline Sponsor for the Infrarail Awards has now been confirmed – welcome Rail Technology Magazine! 2012 is a very busy year indeed, with the Olympic Games, the Queen&rs...

Plaudits at engineering awards for King’s Cross project

Plaudits at engineering awards for King’s Cross project

06.03.12: The King’s Cross western concourse redevelopment – which opens to the public this month – narrowly missed out on the top trophy at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2012, but still walked away with honours. Although...

Maintaining the IEP fleet

Maintaining the IEP fleet

01.01.12: Hitachi’s proposed rail maintenance depot for Stoke Gifford has met some local opposition, but could create up to 170 permanent jobs in the area. Kate Ashley reports. Hitachi Rail Europe is in the process of planning a new rail mainte...

NAO could investigate Thameslink deal

16.12.11: The National Audit Office should step in and investigate the Government’s decision to award the Thameslink rolling stock contract to Siemens over Bombardier, according to MPs on the Transport Select Committee. The NAO is considering t...

Proposals to change Scottish rail services

18.11.11: Passengers could be banned from drinking on Scottish trains under proposals from Transport Scotland’s Rail 2014 consultation. However, there has been criticism over recommendations to cut certain services. The consultation is exa...

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Network Rail announces cashflow boost for suppliers

02/04/2020Network Rail announces cashflow boost for suppliers

During the coronavirus crisis, Network Rail is awarding thousands of British firms a crucial boost to their cashflow, by declaring a move to imme... more >
Railway work proceeds to keep vital lines open

01/04/2020Railway work proceeds to keep vital lines open

Staff on nationally critical routes, such as the West Coast and Chiltern main lines, are keeping essential supplies and key workers moving during... more >
LNER donates to charity fighting food hunger

31/03/2020LNER donates to charity fighting food hunger

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is continuing to support its suppliers and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak by giving out fresh sandw... 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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... 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 >