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Driver training on the London Overground

Driver training on the London Overground

01.05.15: LOROL is proud of its comprehensive and creative driver training model that is helping to have a positive impact on driver retention, engagement and safety on the network. Terry Colbourn, operations standards manager, discusses LOROL’s app...

Welcome to the show

Welcome to the show

01.05.15: Exhibition manager Kirsten Whitehouse sets the scene for this year’s three-day Railtex show at the NEC in Birmingham, which will welcome its first visitors on 12 May. Planning for this year’s Railtex is now complete and we are l...

Mounting pressure on rail to reduce carbon footprint

Mounting pressure on rail to reduce carbon footprint

01.05.15: Community manager for rail and transport at Achilles, Suzanne O’Keane, discusses the pressures rail companies are facing in creating a more sustainable supply chain. Rail companies should reconsider their sustainability efforts, since...

Track to the future

Track to the future

01.05.15: Professor William Powrie, dean of engineering and the environment at the University of Southampton and a member of the steering group for the 2012 Rail Technical Strategy, discusses a new research project that aims to discover the scientific kno...

Birmingham centre for railway research and education speeds into the big bang fair

Birmingham centre for railway research and education speeds into the big bang fair

01.05.15: Professor Felix Schmid, director of education at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, writes about the success of this year’s Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. The University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for...

Fatigue can creep up on anyone

Fatigue can creep up on anyone

01.05.15: Chris Langer, human factors advisor at CIRAS, the confidential incident and reporting analysis system for the rail industry, looks into the issue of fatigue and under-reporting.  Whatever time of day it is where you are, try going to s...

If you do not like change, you are going to hate extinction…

If you do not like change, you are going to hate extinction…

01.05.15: Chris Williams-Lilley, founder and managing director of Leadership Champions, formerly Rail Champions, says the bidding landscape has changed for major infrastructure companies, with SMEs playing more than just a supporting role to tier 1 contra...

Racing to keep pace with London’s growth

Racing to keep pace with London’s growth

30.04.15: David Waboso, director of capital programmes at London Underground, looks back at recent achievements, and ahead to the next few years. Last month brought together two big moments for London Underground (LU) – one celebrating the achi...

Making the grade: FTNx will yield an asset-rich rail industry with crucial commercial and safety benefits

Making the grade: FTNx will yield an asset-rich rail industry with crucial commercial and safety benefits

01.03.15: Mike Hewitt, head of next generation networks at AlanDick Communications, explains why the UK rail industry’s transition to an FTNx network is far more than a wi-fi upgrade. It’s hardly news to announce that the rail industry is...

Maximising security, improving safety

Maximising security, improving safety

01.03.15: Successfully tackling theft and other types of route crime can have a massive impact on the smooth running of the rail network. Having won the 2015 UK Rail Industry Award for Rail Asset Management and Security, SmartWater Technology Ltd’s...

Big data risk analysis for rail

Big data risk analysis for rail

01.03.15: Dr Coen van Gulijk, reader in Railway Safety at the University of Huddersfield, and Marcus Dacre, the Safety Risk Assessment Manager at RSSB, discuss a newly launched rail safety research group that will assess Big Data Risk Analysis for the rai...

Reaping the benefits of collaboration

Reaping the benefits of collaboration

01.03.15: Suzanne O’Keane, community manager for rail and transport at Achilles, says that RISQS is ahead of the game when it comes to collaboration. The rail industry has proved itself to be a model for collaborative working – defying th...

New agreement paves way for new initiatives in rail procurement

New agreement paves way for new initiatives in rail procurement

01.01.15: Don Clarke, RISQS board member, details how the transformation from Achilles Link-up to RISQS, and the signing of an historic agreement, will benefit both buyers and suppliers working in the rail industry. 2014 was a busy year for the rail...

The inside track on railway surveying

The inside track on railway surveying

01.01.15: Mark Combes, vice-president of The Survey Association, discusses the organisation’s new Guidance Note on railway surveying, which is aimed at providing users with the knowledge to plan, access and complete a survey project safely. In...

Changing the face of engineering education in schools

Changing the face of engineering education in schools

01.11.14: Susan Scurlock, CEO of Primary Engineer, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM-related professions, says the organisation will work with 22,000 children this year. ‘Whe...

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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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Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

05/06/2019Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

In a series of Q&A’s with key speakers on the run up to TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with TransCityRail panellist and Amey’s commercial account director, Anna Delvecchio, for her insight into what the Rail Sector Deal means for the rail industry and its supply chain. Anna started her career as an apprentice at the age o... more >
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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

By Ewan Quayle, Rail Technology Magazine Reporter Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on R... more >
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24/06/2019Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Ahead of his appearance, Malcolm Holmes spoke with Rail Technology Magazine about what key leaders in the industry were doing to improve rail in ... more >
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 >
Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >