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Sentinel 2

Sentinel 2

01.04.13: Darren Gamage, technology services director at Mitie Total Security Management, spoke to RTM about the contract with Network Rail for the new Sentinel scheme to promote identification and management of track workers and ensure their safety. ...

Stabilising the Hooley Cutting

Stabilising the Hooley Cutting

01.04.13: At Hooley near Croydon, a team of engineers is using its expertise to stabilise a railway cutting hit by land slips. Paul Thompson, writing on behalf of BAM Ritchies and BAM Nuttall, explains more. Victorian railway engineers knew a thing...

Metro style services on heavy rail lines

Metro style services on heavy rail lines

01.04.13: London is undergoing a rail revolution. The first part is London Overground, which is operated by the LOROL joint venture between MTR Corporation and Deutsche Bahn. MTR’s CEO – European Business, Jeremy Long, explains what lessons ca...

Lessons from Hong Kong

Lessons from Hong Kong

28.02.13: Jeremy Long is Europe CEO for MTR, which co-owns the London Overground concession operated for TfL. He was formerly the managing director of FirstGroup Rail Division and founder and chief executive of GB Railways Group plc. Here, he discusses pr...

Smart ticketing

Smart ticketing

28.02.13: ITSO chief executive officer Lindsay Robertson discusses rail industry progress on implementing new smarter ticketing methods. There’s been lots of talk about rail franchising lately, but one of the less well-publicised aspects is tha...

Eversholt scopes out re-traction upgrades

Eversholt scopes out re-traction upgrades

01.01.13: RTM speaks to Richard Carrington, Eversholt Rail Group’s head of projects and procurement, and Vossloh Kiepe UK’s principal consultant Karl Barras about the potential for a traction system upgrade on Eversholt’s fl eet of Class...

High Speed Rail from a Scottish perspective

High Speed Rail from a Scottish perspective

01.01.13: The case for a high-speed rail line connecting Scotland to London and the Continent is irrefutable on both economic and environmental grounds, argues Roderick McDougall of Railfuture (Scotland). Scotland, lying on the periphery of both the...

International LiDAR Mapping Forum: cutting edge technology and how LIDAR can benefit rail

International LiDAR Mapping Forum: cutting edge technology and how LIDAR can benefit rail

01.01.13: Versha Carter, director of the European and International LiDAR Mapping Forums (ELMF and ILMF), talks about how LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) presents an exciting and rapidly evolving technology to the rail industry and how the upcoming co...

Ladbroke Grove points repair

Ladbroke Grove points repair

01.01.13: Karl Gilmore of AmeyColas explains more about a seemingly intractable points maintenance problem and how it was eventually solved – requiring some new thinking. A troublesome set of points in west London whose height needed reducing...

Trends: Advanced Rail Control Systems

Trends: Advanced Rail Control Systems

01.01.13: Automated train control and signalling technologies are an area of increasing interest and investment in the rail sector worldwide. With systems such as European Rail Traffi c Management System (ERTMS) and communicationsbased train control (CBTC...

Upgrading the Jubilee line

Upgrading the Jubilee line

01.01.13: Stewart Mills, director of operations at Tube Lines, discusses the extensive work programme comprimising the Jubilee line fleet upgrade. Our remit is to maintain, renew and upgrade the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines on behalf of Lon...

Who should pay for the railways - passengers or taxpayers?

Who should pay for the railways - passengers or taxpayers?

01.11.12: Julian Huppert MP, who represents Cambridge and is co-chair of the Lib Dem transport committee, says his party opposes the consensus that passengers should bear an ever-increasing burden of the costs of rail. Since the last Government intr...

Meeting the CSR Challenge

Meeting the CSR Challenge

31.10.12: Chris Williams-Lilley, founder and managing director of Rail Champions, discusses corporate social responsibility. Over the past 12 months, Rail Champions has been working with a business-led charity, Business In The Community, which helps...

A human presence on empty stations

A human presence on empty stations

01.09.12: The McNulty review has suggested fewer staff at stations could cut costs. Dan Taylor, Passenger Focus research and policy adviser, considers what this will mean for passenger safety. Over the next few years several rail franchises will be u...

Another train coming

Another train coming

01.09.12: Michael Woods, head of operations and management research at the RSSB, considers the importance of vocal warnings to improve safety at level crossings. Accidents at level crossings are often covered in the news even though they are relative...

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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 Year with brand-new infrastructrure to... 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 TOC, gives RTM an update on the innovative scheme. Recognising that young people are more likely to take a risk trespassing on railway tracks, C... more > more last word articles >

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A radical solution to the employment crisis

24/07/2018A radical solution to the employment crisis

Peter Cayless, founder and creative director at Working Eye, talks about an innovative solution to employment in the rail industry that might just help transform careers advice into career discovery. At the 2012 Latitude Festival, comedian Shappi Khorsandi joked that rather than book a clown for their daughter’s birthday party, pare... more >
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Transforming travel in the north west

06/02/2018Transforming travel in the north west

RTM’s Josh Mines talks to Robin Davis, head of new trains at TransPennine Express (TPE), about the huge rolling stock change journey the co... more >
Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

23/01/2018Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

RTM’s Josh Mines catches up with Mark Somers, project director for Thameslink, on how the final stages of the programme are progressing and... more >
Modernising journeys in north east England

09/11/2017Modernising journeys in north east England

First Hull Trains is about to embark on the biggest fleet overhaul it has delivered since being set up in 2000. Managing director Will Dunnett te... more >
Ian Prosser: Safety by design

02/11/2017Ian Prosser: Safety by design

Ian Prosser, the ORR’s chief inspector of railways and director of railway safety, outlines to RTM’s Josh Mines the key challenges fa... more >