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£250k investment improving customer service at busy London Liverpool Street

£250k investment improving customer service at busy London Liverpool Street

05.09.08: 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...

All London Overground managed stations are deep cleaned

22.08.08: Transport for London (TfL) today announced the completion of the first major step in bringing what was once the country’s most neglected railway into the 21st century. Within less than a year after TfL took control of the London Overg...

Cupar Station car park extension completed

22.08.08: The £722,000 revamp of Cupar Station car park has been completed, with an additional 89 spaces now installed to meet demand and encourage even more people to take the train. This takes the total number of spaces to 116 and includes se...

Improving accessibility on the railways

22.08.08: Rail Minister Tom Harris MP visited Glasgow’s Mount Florida station on Thursday 21 August to announce five more stations in Scotland are set to benefit from the Government's £370m Access for All scheme. Easterhouse, Hyndland, Li...

Green light for new £350m Blackfriars station

08.08.08: Work is now underway on the new £350m Blackfriars station that will form a vital part of the multi-billion pound, congestion-busting Thameslink expansion project. Once completed, at the end of 2011, the new station will able to deal w...

Tube Lines hits another stations target

08.08.08: Eleven more stations upgraded on time and within budget Tube Lines announced today that it has achieved practical completion on a further eleven stations on time and within budget, taking the total number of stations completed to 58 across...

Money for the Midlands

Money for the Midlands

07.08.08: Stations along Chase line are set to benefit from a cash injection of £2million to improve their facilities for passengers £1.7 million of the money will come from a variety of sources, including Network Rail, London Midland and...

New investment gives Grantham a welcome lift

01.08.08: Train operator National Express East Coast is giving passengers at Grantham station a welcome lift with the completion of a £2.5 million improvement programme on the East Coast Main Line. The company, which manages Grantham station as...

Approval of high-temperature emergency tunnel-ventilation fans: the impact of ISO 21927-3

16.07.08: Although serious fires in tunnels are rare, fires in the Mont Blanc and Tauern tunnels, the Channel Tunnel and the Baku underground system have demonstrated the devastating effects that such underground fires can produce, says Geoff Sheard ...

Aylesbury Vale Parkway station ready for December

16.07.08: Chiltern Railways has announced plans to start running train services from the new Aylesbury Vale Parkway station on the 14th of December 2008, a whole two years earlier than expected. Trains from the station will reach London’s Marylebone...

Branlow Piling new modular stations

Branlow Piling new modular stations

16.07.08: Mitcham Eastfields and Greenhithe are amongst the first of a new generation of modular stations with off-site construction elements combined with in-situ constructed piled foundations. Branlow Piling, a specialist mini and micro piling and geote...

Celebrating engineering success over the Tyne

Celebrating engineering success over the Tyne

16.07.08: After £40m worth of investment and seven years hard work, Iain Coucher, chief executive of Network Rail, has officially marked the end of engineering works on the High Level Bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead. Mr Coucher was joine...

Flamgard Calidair helping raise safety standards worldwide

16.07.08: Flamgard Calidair has been highly successful in securing orders for dampers required in major international tunnel contracts. In the majority of cases, these contracts have stipulated that the ventilation dampers must not only meet the environme...

Full steam ahead for Newport station regeneration

16.07.08: The prospect of a revamped railway station for Newport came closer with the announcement that the Welsh Assembly government will jointly fund the £22m regeneration scheme. A key aspiration of the project is to build two brand new term...

Laserclean brings new light to Glasgow Central

Laserclean brings new light to Glasgow Central

16.07.08: Glasgow Central has been transformed to a brighter, lighter station by Laserclean, who have successfully removed years of atmospheric dirt and moss from the 1.4 square miles of glass forming the roof. “The project was not without its...

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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 >