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DfT names five winners of fresh £16m stations fund

DfT names five winners of fresh £16m stations fund

28.07.17: The DfT has today announced the successful bidders for a £16m package, part of the second phase of the New Stations Fund, which will serve as extra padding to build five new stations across England and Wales – all guaranteed to be ac...

East Midlands Airport offers £2.5m fund to boost station connections

East Midlands Airport offers £2.5m fund to boost station connections

28.07.17: East Midlands Airport has today offered details of a £2.5m deal designed to improve station services as part of the next franchise in the region. The airport has said that it wants to put the cash into transforming services at its nea...

Transport investment must be ‘fairly weighted towards small stations’

Transport investment must be ‘fairly weighted towards small stations’

25.07.17: Investment in transport infrastructure and passenger experience in London needs to be spread more evenly across the system and focus on small stations as well as medium and large ones, a new report has argued. In the study, published by con...

Railway bridge condition monitoring

Railway bridge condition monitoring

10.07.17: Liam J Butler and Nicholas de Battista, from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, discuss their innovative work on the Stafford Area Improvements Programme to condition monitor two...

A development opportunity across the national network

A development opportunity across the national network

10.07.17: Simone Bailey, asset management director at Abellio Greater Anglia, talks to RTM about overcoming the different challenges facing stations of varying sizes. Despite stations being the ‘shop window’ of the sector across the count...

Images of Doncaster station redevelopment unveiled

Images of Doncaster station redevelopment unveiled

10.07.17: New images of how Doncaster station could look after a multi-million pound transformation have today been released. The designs aim to make the station entrance more welcoming and accessible, as well as create a modern gateway to the growin...

Cambridge North: more than just a station

Cambridge North: more than just a station

10.07.17: Eliane Algaard, director of route asset management at Network Rail, reveals how the brand-new Cambridge North station came to life right in the heart of the region’s science and biology-themed surroundings. Cambridge North is the regi...

Plans for Birmingham HS2 Curzon Street station given green light

Plans for Birmingham HS2 Curzon Street station given green light

07.07.17: Plans to redevelop the historic Birmingham Curzon station into a visitor centre to for passengers using the new HS2 terminal have been approved by the council. Birmingham City Council’s planning committee passed the redevelopment plan...

Creating successful stations and maximising surrounding development opportunities

Creating successful stations and maximising surrounding development opportunities

06.07.17: Norrie Courts, stations director at Network Rail, discusses the future vision for stations and the need to include sustainable design. Rail travel in Britain is more popular than ever. In 2016 there were approximately 1.6 billion rail passe...

NR to extend platforms at Bristol Temple Meads for new GWR fleet

NR to extend platforms at Bristol Temple Meads for new GWR fleet

26.06.17: Two platforms at Bristol Temple Meads will be extended this summer in anticipation for a new fleet of diesel-electric Intercity Express Trains being brought into service by GWR. The announcement was made by Network Rail who say that the cur...

RDG: Station investment driving economic growth in local areas

RDG: Station investment driving economic growth in local areas

22.06.17: Investment in stations worth £5.2bn has been crucial to spearheading economic growth in local areas, new analysis released by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has found. The RDG’s findings revealed that station regeneration was inf...

Plans for £125m Oxford station revamp unveiled

Plans for £125m Oxford station revamp unveiled

13.06.17: Initial plans for a £125m revamp of Oxford station have this week been released by Oxford City Council. The design includes plans for a new building fronted by a public square inspired by King’s Cross station, as well as a multi...

Northern calls on passengers to share opinions on station upgrades

Northern calls on passengers to share opinions on station upgrades

06.06.17: Northern has this week called on passengers to voice their opinions on its station modernisation programme and how it can improve facilities in the future. The operator has launched a survey to garner the views of passengers on a number of...

Cambridge North station opens for service

Cambridge North station opens for service

22.05.17: Cambridge North station opened to passengers yesterday, and will now serve Cambridge’s science and business parks as well as the suburbs and villages north of the city centre. Trains operated by Greater Anglia on the Cambridge to Lond...

ScotRail ramps up station security with 300 new CCTV cameras

ScotRail ramps up station security with 300 new CCTV cameras

17.05.17: ScotRail has today announced that it is looking to crack down on crime at its stations by increasing the amount of new CCTV cameras being installed. Over 300 new cameras have been installed across the ScotRail Alliance’s 359 stations...

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DfT names five winners of fresh £16m stations fund

28/07/2017DfT names five winners of fresh £16m stations fund

The DfT has today announced the successful bidders for a £16m package, part of the second phase of the New Stations Fund, which will serve ... more >
East Midlands Airport offers £2.5m fund to boost station connections

28/07/2017East Midlands Airport offers £2.5m fund to boost station connections

East Midlands Airport has today offered details of a £2.5m deal designed to improve station services as part of the next franchise in the r... more >
Hitachi Class 800s pass digital signalling testing

28/07/2017Hitachi Class 800s pass digital signalling testing

Hitachi’s new fleet of Intercity Express trains have this week passed testing to run the digital technology required by the DfT. The 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 ... 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 (... more > more last word articles >

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Londoners given peek at abandoned Mail Rail Underground line

28/07/2017Londoners given peek at abandoned Mail Rail Underground line

Londoners will soon be able to enjoy a unique rail experience – by riding a train going along the disused Mail Rail line. The 6.5-mile track runs deep under the capital, criss-crossing Tube lines and formerly linking six sorting offices with mainline stations at Liverpool Street and Paddington. At most, the small, electric and drive... more >
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How can the new government support rail freight?

20/07/2017How can the new government support rail freight?

Following the recent general election, Maggie Simpson, executive director at the Rail Freight Group, considers what action the government can tak... more >
Building a sustainable future for rail services in Wales

20/07/2017Building a sustainable future for rail services in Wales

Geoff Ogden, interim managing director at Transport for Wales (TfW), talks to RTM about how the organisation is putting sustainable development a... more >
A potential benchmark for engineering quality and architectural design

20/07/2017A potential benchmark for engineering quality and architectural design

Victoria Hills, chief executive officer at the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), gives RTM an update on the work to create a... more >
Simple changes for energy efficiency

20/07/2017Simple changes for energy efficiency

Michelle Papayannakos, rail sustainability specialist at the RSSB, argues that improving the way energy is managed should be a high priority for ... more >

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A game changer for Wales and Borders

17/07/2017A game changer for Wales and Borders

Andy Thomas, managing director for Network Rail’s Wales route, describes how the infrastructure owner will work more collaboratively than e... more >