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Escalator trolleys make light of heavy work

Escalator trolleys make light of heavy work

14.05.08: Escalator trolleys are being used by Tube Lines to enhance the safe working of its track team responsible for upgrading 109 kilometres of track by 2010. The trolley – specifically designed for use on the London Underground network –...

Sonic windows help restoration of historic Huntingdon Station

Sonic windows help restoration of historic Huntingdon Station

14.05.08: Sympathetic restoration work was recently completed on Huntingdon station, a designated Grade II listed building. The station, built in 1849, is believed to have been designed by Lewis Cubitt, whose family included Thomas Cubitt the master build...

Stannah scoop national railway heritage award for lift modernisation on Hove Station

Stannah scoop national railway heritage award for lift modernisation on Hove Station

14.05.08: Stannah Lift Services Ltd is delighted to have been awarded the London Underground Accessibility Award for their lift modernisation work at Hove station. The award, in the form of a blue plaque, was fixed for permanent display at a ceremony...

Station enhancements boost performance while slashing crime

Station enhancements boost performance while slashing crime

14.05.08: Since unveiling almost £500,000 worth of brand new passenger information and security systems at stations on the West Coast, First ScotRail has reported its best performance and reliability figures since 1999. The railway is also carrying...

Suppliers onboard station renewals contracts

14.05.08: Network Rail’s programme to renew and improve stations has received a boost with the appointment of three specialist contractors The firms, May Gurney, J Murphy and G Osborne signed new framework agreements with Network Rail which c...

Colchester station subway refurbishment complete

01.05.08: National Express East Anglia has finished improvement work on the passenger subway at Colchester station. The newly re-furbished subway will be officially opened at Colchester Station on Wednesday 30th April at 10.30am, by Graham Male, Chairman...

Imperial Wharf station saved

25.04.08: If Hammersmith & Fulham Council agrees the multi-million funding package that will mean that Imperial Wharf Overground Station, which has been talked about for nearly twenty years, will finally be built. An H&F Council spokesman sai...

Three bridges in a row for East London Line extension

25.04.08: A spectacular new bridge for Transport for London's East London Line extension is to be installed in May. The bridge is due to be the last of three new East London Line bridges to be installed within six weeks. The 600 tonne truss steel str...

More car parking spaces for Runcorn railway station

18.04.08: Virgin Trains in partnership with Network Rail is to increase the number of car parking spaces available for rail passengers at Runcorn station. When completed it will provide an additional 198 car parking spaces. The new 558-space car park is e...

Twelve stations have new fencing installed

18.04.08: Twelve of South West Trains’ stations have had new fencing installed in a £200,000 joint project with Network Rail. Life-expired fencing at Raynes Park, Feltham, Bedhampton, Virginia Water, Wandsworth Town, New Malden, Farnham...

Better station just the ticket for Warrington Bank Quay

11.04.08: People using Warrington Bank Quay station will gain much better and more attractive facilities when a £650,000 improvement project is completed in August this year. Whatever form of transport people use to arrive to begin their train...

DLR Limehouse station link on the way

11.04.08: Docklands Light Railway (DLR), part of Transport for London (TfL), has confirmed that it will build a connecting footbridge between Limehouse DLR and c2c stations. The £1.9m link, funded by TfL and the Department for Transport (DfT)...

Improvements to South West Trains’ stations

11.04.08: Twelve of South West Trains’ stations have had new fencing installed in a £200,000 joint project with Network Rail. Life-expired fencing at Raynes Park, Feltham, Bedhampton, Virginia Water, Wandsworth Town, New Malden, Farnham...

Cross Engineering brightens up Liverpool Lime Street

Cross Engineering brightens up Liverpool Lime Street

08.04.08: Cross Services Engineering Limited has played a central role in lighting up Liverpool’s famous Lime Street station. The multi discipline engineering company carried out a series of electrical and mechanical engineering projects during the...

Mound Tunnel lowering & Waverley Bridge girder works

08.04.08: Network Rail's Transport Scotland funded £150million upgrade of Edinburgh Waverley Station's tracks and platforms was completed on schedule and within budget on 16th November 2007. The work provided half a mile of new and extended platform...

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Scrap HS2 and use its £56bn budget to fund 28 alternative projects, urges TPA

14/05/2019Scrap HS2 and use its £56bn budget to fund 28 alternative projects, urges TPA

Scrapping the £56bn HS2 project could pave the way for 28 separate local infrastructure schemes to be funded instead with the case “g... more >
DfT calls for new technology to transform transport accessibility, but union warns against ‘faceless’ railway

14/05/2019DfT calls for new technology to transform transport accessibility, but union warns against ‘faceless’ railway

The DfT has called for new technologies to revolutionise travel for older people and those with disabilities, but the RMT has “reacted with... more >
First leg of HS2 ‘passing the point of no return’ due to amount of money already invested, says NAO head

13/05/2019First leg of HS2 ‘passing the point of no return’ due to amount of money already invested, says NAO head

HS2 is on the “verge of passing the point of no return” and the amount of money spent would make scrapping the flagship project &ldqu... 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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Making the railways safer and more reliable with Ze-Power

13/05/2019Making the railways safer and more reliable with Ze-Power

Professor Meiling Zhu, chair of mechanical engineering and head of the Energy Harvesting Research Group (EHRG) at the University of Exeter, introduces us to Ze-Power (Zero Power, Large Area Rail Track Monitoring): an innovative Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project aiming to make the railway tracks safer and... more >
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The railway franchising model is broken, and passengers are paying the price

13/05/2019The railway franchising model is broken, and passengers are paying the price

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch and chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), gives her view on the state of the UK’s ... more >
NSAR: Tackling the digital skills shortage

13/05/2019NSAR: Tackling the digital skills shortage

The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) chief executive Neil Robertson returns to write for RTM, this time, to assess the digital skills shor... more >
Delivering cost-effective electrification

13/05/2019Delivering cost-effective electrification

David Clarke, technical director of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), sets out the findings of a new report on how rail electrification can... more >
5G: An opportunity to revolutionise on-train connectivity

13/05/20195G: An opportunity to revolutionise on-train connectivity

Simon Holmes, group head of digital (engineering) at FirstGroup, introduces us to the 5G solution being delivered for the rail sector.  ... more >

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Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projec... more >