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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Potential Leicester to Coventry rail link mulled over in updated Leicestershire transport vision

22/02/2019Potential Leicester to Coventry rail link mulled over in updated Leicestershire transport vision

The potential of a Leicester to Coventry rail link has been revived again as one of the key highlights of a new transport masterplan outlined by ... more >
Queues of 15,000 and Eurostar chaos at St Pancras in no-deal Brexit

22/02/2019Queues of 15,000 and Eurostar chaos at St Pancras in no-deal Brexit

Eurostar queues of up to 15,000 passengers could mount up at London’s St Pancras International station in the event of a no-deal Brexit, ac... more >
New head of safety and environment for Hull Trains announced

21/02/2019New head of safety and environment for Hull Trains announced

A new head of safety and environment has been announced by Hull Trains, with Mark Shepherd due to replace Phil Green in the role. Bringing m... 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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Williams Rail Review: The end of saying sorry?

05/02/2019Williams Rail Review: The end of saying sorry?

Keith Williams’ ongoing Rail Review presents a golden opportunity to rebuild the industry’s weakened relationship with its users and set it on a better track for the future, argues David Sidebottom, passenger director at Transport Focus. Passengers waiting at stations today are not peering down the line looking for a strategy ... more >
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TrackWater: Embracing data in flood prevention

05/02/2019TrackWater: Embracing data in flood prevention

Mike Harding, from Lancaster University’s Data Science Institute, introduces us to TrackWater: an innovative project between Lancaster Univ... more >
High-speed rail cannot stand in isolation

05/02/2019High-speed rail cannot stand in isolation

Last year, the Scottish Government announced two feasibility studies to better understand the economic and environmental implications of options ... more >
Flying Banana reaps the fruit of its labour

05/02/2019Flying Banana reaps the fruit of its labour

Steve Quinby, Network Rail’s head of data collection, gives us the rundown on the state-of-the-art ‘Flying Banana’ train. ... more >
Introducing the new Passenger Assist app

05/02/2019Introducing the new Passenger Assist app

Jacqueline Starr, managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group, explains how a new app developed for the rail industry wil... more >

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TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roads director, has been leading on the development of the seven economic... more >