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HS2: strategic wisdom or grand folly?

HS2: strategic wisdom or grand folly?

26.04.12: Jonathan Tyler of Passenger Transport Networks, York, argues that ‘strategy’ is a key word in the presentation of the plan to build a high-speed railway connecting the North of England and the West Midlands with London; but it is als...

Protecting infrastructure against shallow landslides

Protecting infrastructure against shallow landslides

23.04.12: Urs Brechbühl of Geobrugg AG explains work being done in Alpine regions and elsewhere to prevent landslides disrupting the rail network. News reports of roads or railroad tracks blocked by debris from a shallow landslide are becoming...

The importance of staff at stations

The importance of staff at stations

01.03.12: Dan Taylor, policy and research advisor at Passenger Focus, argues that station staff should not be seen as an indulgence that can be cut to save money, but a vital resource. The McNulty rail value for money study identified cutting staff c...

Tunnel Boring

Tunnel Boring

01.03.12: With Crossrail about to enter the crucial tunnelling phase, project manager Andy Alder says the key to success rests with getting the details right. It’s Europe’s biggest construction project: a rail tunnel underneath one of the...

Avoiding interface

01.01.12: Electrical engineer Dr Iñigo Adín, a researcher at CEIT (the Centre of Studies and Technical Research of Gipuzkoa, Spain), discusses the European TREND project on rolling stock electromagnetic compatibility. Currently, rolling...

Education is critical

Education is critical

01.01.12: Efforts being made by the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) to educate and inform rail industry engineering staff and their contractors are essential, says Peter Crouch, UKSTT Technical Secretary, who here reviews the step...

Getting the best route for High Speed

Getting the best route for High Speed

01.01.12: Tony Lodge, chair of the Transport Committee of Conservative aligned think tank The Bow Group, makes the case for altering the HS2 route. Two decades have passed since a Conservative Government backed the alternative route for the Channel T...

The future is modular

The future is modular

01.01.12: Buckshaw Parkway station serves a major development at Buckshaw Village in Lancashire with direct services to Manchester, Preston and beyond. The £6.8m project developed Network Rail’s modular station designs to deliver the station p...

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Network Rail has yet to give an end date for Cardiff electrification

13/07/2018Network Rail has yet to give an end date for Cardiff electrification

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Tracking the contribution of logistics to sustainability

26/06/2018Tracking the contribution of logistics to sustainability

Andreas Johansson, vice president of the engi... 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 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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HS2: collaborate to innovate

17/07/2018HS2: collaborate to innovate

Dr Chris Goodier and Dr Steve Yeomans, of Loughborough University’s Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE), talk about four new HS2 research projects which are set to challenge how we design, build and monitor high-speed rail projects. No one doubts that HS2 must provide a platform for innovation, bu... 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 >