Civils and stations

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...

Inclusive design of ticket sales counters

Inclusive design of ticket sales counters

17.05.17: Boaz Yariv, senior architect, and Dr Elizabeth de Mello, senior ergonomics specialist at Network Rail, present the main features of the new inclusive ticket counter in London Bridge station. In the last issue of RTM, we described the backgr...

Small stations: simple changes for quick wins

Small stations: simple changes for quick wins

17.05.17: Richard Freeston-Clough of London TravelWatch explains how investing in small stations in the capital can deliver many benefits and also have a positive effect on the local economy. Small stations are fundamental to London’s transport...

Glasgow: subway station upgrades reach halfway point

Glasgow: subway station upgrades reach halfway point

11.05.17: Charles Hoskins, senior director at the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), gives RTM an update on the £300m Glasgow Subway Modernisation programme and the work still to do. At the end of 2016, Glasgow Subway celebrated its 1...

Final spans for Bolton interchange’s ‘skylink’ bridge put in place

Final spans for Bolton interchange’s ‘skylink’ bridge put in place

10.05.17: The final two steel spans for Bolton interchange’s state-of-the-art ‘skylink’ bridge have now been put in place by engineers. Overnight on Monday, a 750-tonne crane was used to lift the spans, which will connect the interc...

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FCA probe: TfL could be fined for not telling LSE about Crossrail delay

19/10/2018FCA probe: TfL could be fined for not telling LSE about Crossrail delay

The UK’s financial watchdog is considering whether to launch a formal investigation into TfL over its reported failure to tell the London S... more >
Urgent government talks after Dutch company plugs £80m funding hole in Greater Anglia

19/10/2018Urgent government talks after Dutch company plugs £80m funding hole in Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has received an £80m rescue package led by the Netherlands, leading to reports of urgent talks between the UK and Dutch gove... more >
Grayling agrees ‘hybrid approach’ for December timetable shake-up to avoid more chaos

19/10/2018Grayling agrees ‘hybrid approach’ for December timetable shake-up to avoid more chaos

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has agreed to proceed with a proposed ‘hybrid option’ for timetable changes this December, the Rai... 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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The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

18/09/2018The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

RTM's Jack Donnelly assesses what the Transport Committee's latest report on the VTEC franchise means for the industry as a whole “Even now, there is no concrete plan, nor timescales, for the interim operator of this franchise. From our inquiry, we cannot be sure, and cannot reassure passengers or public, that the arrangements ... more >
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Northern Powerhouse Rail: The need for change

18/09/2018Northern Powerhouse Rail: The need for change

Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) will be transformational for the north – it will change the way people live, work, and play. It will rebalan... more >
Innovation through people and technology

18/09/2018Innovation through people and technology

Ian Prosser, HM chief inspector of railways and director of railway safety at the ORR, picks out the key industry challenges to focus on based on... more >
Why we all must mind the gap

18/09/2018Why we all must mind the gap

Clair Mowbray, chief executive of the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), explains how we can all ensure the UK’s next generation... more >
3D printing: from virtual to real

11/09/20183D printing: from virtual to real

Like so many other technological advancements, 3D printing has moved from being the stuff of science fiction, through niche industrial applicatio... more >

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Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

29/08/2018Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with one of the leading minds behind Network Rail’s most advanced and innovative rail maintenance techno... more >