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Ni railways £17 million station enhancement programme completed on time and on budget

Ni railways £17 million station enhancement programme completed on time and on budget

23.01.09: NI Railways has successfully completed a major £17 million rail station investment programme to upgrade rail stations and halts across the network on time and on budget. The station enhancement project, which began in April 2007, incl...

East Midlands’ greenest station to open on 26 January

16.01.09: Network Rail and East Midlands Trains are pleased to announce today the opening of the East Midlands’ newest and greenest rail station on 26 January – East Midlands Parkway. The multi million pound station, owned by Network Rail and...

Passengers to benefit from Europe’s largest ticket gate line

09.01.09: Passengers who use the railway into London Waterloo will benefit from enhanced security and movement around Waterloo station following the successful installation of 171 automatic ticket gates. The installation of the gates will also help reduce...

New-look Stalybridge station unveiled

New-look Stalybridge station unveiled

19.12.08: A striking new entrance has been unveiled at Stalybridge train station as transport bosses marked the completion of a major upgrade of passenger facilities. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority (GMPTA) and First TransPennine Exp...

Piccadilly line stations upgraded in the run up to Christmas

19.12.08: Hounslow West and Russell Square stations completed five months early Tube Lines has declared practical completion of yet more station upgrades. The work to overhaul Hounslow West and Russell Square stations on the Piccadilly line was not...

Trains running through Bradway tunnel

19.12.08: Rail services are once again running through Bradway tunnel after Network Rail completed an £11m improvement works on time and on budget. The work, which was carried out in two phases, meant that the line between Sheffield and Chester...

Chiltern Railways on time for Aylesbury Vale Parkway

12.12.08: 07.27am on Sunday 14th of December will see the first service from Aylesbury Vale Parkway leave the station and head to Marylebone. Three miles north-west of Aylesbury on the A41, this £12m public transport interchange will comprise o...

Firms selected to competitively tender for Crossrail design work

12.12.08: Crossrail today announced the 12 firms who have secured Design Framework Agreements. The chosen firms will have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work on the Crossrail project, including work on tunnels and shafts, stations, and...

Goodge gets going

08.12.08: Modernisation work has started at Goodge Street station, kicked off by a weekend station closure in November. The Northern line station will be thoroughly modernised to bring the look of the station up to date. Built in 1907, it was first called...

Sonic Windows gives Hatfield station the blues

25.11.08: The railway station at Hatfield in Hertfordshire is a busy one serving over one million customers a year including a very large number of students from the nearby college as well as commuters to London. It was therefore essential that a major re...

Tottenham Court Road station redevelopment moves closer

25.11.08: The redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station has moved a major step closer as Crossrail issued property acquisition notices which will allow main construction works at the station to begin in January 2009. By 2017, Tottenham Court Road...

£250k investment improving customer service at Liverpool Street

20.11.08: National Express East Anglia is making improvements to the ticket office at London Liverpool Street station as part of a £250k investment programme. Work has begun to enhance the environment for customers through the provision of a series...

CABE to review designs for seven new Crossrail stations

20.11.08: CABE and Crossrail announced today that a special design review panel has been set up to provide expert advice on the quality of designs for new Crossrail stations, and the buildings above them, in London. Crossrail, scheduled to open in 20...

East Midlands Trains announces £20M depot upgrade

20.11.08: East Midlands Trains has announced that it has awarded a contract to carry out the £20M upgrade to its Derby Etches Park depot. The contract has been awarded to C Spencer Limited, a North Lincolnshire based company and work is expected to...

Future of Stratford Regional Station unveiled

Future of Stratford Regional Station unveiled

20.11.08: The Olympic Delivery Authority has released new pictures of the future of Stratford Regional Station as new hoardings outside the station were unveiled recently. The hoardings depict the history of the station and its important role in East...

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Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

17/04/2019Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

A new interactive map which lets passengers find out about accessibility at stations has been launched by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to help b... more >
Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

17/04/2019Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

Helium-filled balloons are causing hundreds of train delays at a cost of £1m in taxpayer money every year, Network Rail has revealed. ... more >
Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

17/04/2019Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

Plans for an £80m sea wall to protect the Dawlish coastal rail line from extreme weather have been by approved by Teignbridge District Coun... 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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West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

08/04/2019West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

Malcolm Holmes, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Rail Executive, joins us to discuss the 30-year Rail Investment Strategy, and how he and his team are working closely with Midlands Connect to deliver on uplifting capacity and bettering services for people across the region ahead of TCR Midlands 2019. What do your roles as Ex... more >
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Changing the London skyline with HS2

26/03/2019Changing the London skyline with HS2

Lisa Hogben, HS2 programme delivery manager for area south enabling works, explains how the arrival of HS2’s first tower cranes shows chang... more >
Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

26/03/2019Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... more >
26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

19/03/201926-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery ... more >
Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

19/03/2019Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier ... more >

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Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >