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Plans for three new Leeds railway stations unveiled

Plans for three new Leeds railway stations unveiled

05.12.16: Leeds is set to get three new railway stations as part of a £270m transport strategy set to be unveiled tomorrow. A new parkway station will be built on the existing Leeds to Harrogate line at Leeds Airport, while new stations will al...

Geophysical condition assessment of railway earthworks

Geophysical condition assessment of railway earthworks

22.11.16: Dr Shane Donohue from Queen’s University Belfast discusses the findings of a recent project that used time-lapse monitoring of climate effects on earthworks using surface waves. A recent DfT review on infrastructure resilience highlig...

£5m upgrades completed at Whitton station

£5m upgrades completed at Whitton station

21.11.16: A £5m upgrade programme at Whitton station was completed today with the opening of a fully accessible footbridge, featuring two lifts for passengers. The refurbishment programme, which began in March 2015, has provided the station wit...

Ilkeston, 50 years on

Ilkeston, 50 years on

18.11.16: The town of Ilkeston is finally getting another rail station after almost 50 years without tracks. Geoff Pickford, service director for highways at Derbyshire County Council, gives an update on the latest developments taking place at the site. ...

Virgin Trains unveils futuristic changes at Birmingham International

Virgin Trains unveils futuristic changes at Birmingham International

14.11.16: Virgin Trains has unveiled its new-look Birmingham International station, calling the transformed open-plan station its vision for ‘stations of the future’. An investment of over £1m has transformed the station’s tic...

Lighting the way in energy consumption reduction

Lighting the way in energy consumption reduction

07.11.16: RTM’s David Stevenson speaks to Ben Martin, head of asset management at c2c, about the energy-saving programme being rolled out at the operator’s stations. In an effort to significantly reduce energy consumption, National Expres...

Retail revamp for Waterloo Eurostar terminal given green light

Retail revamp for Waterloo Eurostar terminal given green light

03.11.16: Lambeth Council have given the green light to a new shopping centre at the disused Waterloo International Terminal (WIT) as part of a wider project to expand the station. The venture, organised by LCR, the DfT and Network Rail, will create...

Edinburgh’s £41m tram-train interchange  to open next month

Edinburgh’s £41m tram-train interchange to open next month

03.11.16: Rail passengers travelling to Edinburgh will be able to transfer directly to the tram for onward travel to the airport at a new interchange from next month. The £41m Edinburgh Gateway interchange, situated between South Gyle and Dalme...

Wolverhampton to get new station as part of £120m redevelopment

Wolverhampton to get new station as part of £120m redevelopment

01.11.16: Wolverhampton station will be demolished and replaced with a more modern development as part of a £120m investment. Wolverhampton City Council approved the plans from the Wolverhampton Interchange Partnership for the new station, whic...

New exit opened as part of Birmingham New Street redevelopment

New exit opened as part of Birmingham New Street redevelopment

31.10.16: The £750m redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station has neared completion as a new pedestrian exit opened. The southern hub will provide exit-only access to Hill Street from all platforms via the Navigation Street footbridge. ...

South West Trains opens first video customer contact centre

South West Trains opens first video customer contact centre

28.09.16: South West Trains passengers will be able to seek support in buying tickets via video screens at the first specialised customer contact centre in the UK, officially opened at Basingstoke today. The centre is linked to video ticket machines...

Robroyston first new station to be funded through Scottish Stations Fund

Robroyston first new station to be funded through Scottish Stations Fund

27.09.16: Plans for a new railway station at Robroyston, a suburb of Glasgow, have received a boost after the Scottish government committed to meet 50% of the costs. The project will be the first new station to be funded through the £30m Scotti...

Additional £20m funding needed to expand Salford Central station

Additional £20m funding needed to expand Salford Central station

26.09.16: Plans to expand Salford Central station in order to accommodate longer trains are due to be approved at a Greater Manchester Combined Authority meeting on Friday, although they will require more funding than initially thought. According to...

Drones are the future of asset inspection

Drones are the future of asset inspection

15.09.16: Richard Butterfield, an AmeyVTOL director, highlights the many benefits of drone technology to the rail network through more precise and secure asset management. I remember reading an article in The Telegraph a couple of years ago that said...

The station of today and of tomorrow

The station of today and of tomorrow

15.09.16: As Cambridge North station finally begins to take shape, RTM speaks to Eliane Algaard, director of route asset management for Anglia at Network Rail, to find out more about the latest developments. For a station that has been plagued with d...

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Network Rail’s subsidiary secures systems integrator contract in Australia

14/12/2018Network Rail’s subsidiary secures systems integrator contract in Australia

The Australian subsidiary of Network Rail Consulting has been named as the systems integrator for the Digital Systems Program in Sydney by Transp... more >
Infrastructure giant Amey to be sold to private equity firm in new year

14/12/2018Infrastructure giant Amey to be sold to private equity firm in new year

 Infrastructure giant Amey is expected to be sold to a private equity firm in the new year, according to reports. The Financial Times b... more >
HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

14/12/2018HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

Two UK rail suppliers to major projects such as HS1, HS2, and Crossrail have admitted to operating an illegal cartel for almost seven years with ... 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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Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

27/11/2018Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

Olivia Brown, business development officer at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, outlines the four exciting projects currently taking place as part of the Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR)  programme. In RTM’s June/July issue, readers were introduced to the concept of VLR and th... more >
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Passenger safety: Respect the edge

27/11/2018Passenger safety: Respect the edge

Claire Coward, communications lead at the RSSB, discusses her organisation’s latest passenger safety campaign. Incidents at the platfo... more >
Night Tube: The twilight economy

27/11/2018Night Tube: The twilight economy

Dr David Lutton, executive director of economy and tax at London First, argues that the capital’s night-time economy is just starting its j... more >
Monitoring the performance of earthworks

27/11/2018Monitoring the performance of earthworks

Dr Joel Smethurst, associate professor in geotechnical engineering, and Professor William Powrie, professor of geotechnical engineering, both of ... more >
Introducing iPort

20/11/2018Introducing iPort

Steve Freeman, managing director of iPort Rail, introduces the UK’s newest inland freight terminal. The UK’s newest inland rail ... more >

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HS2 train race: making the case

20/11/2018HS2 train race: making the case

Bombardier and Hitachi’s commitment to providing the best HS2 rolling stock pitch to the government was signified with the launch of their ... more >