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Connecting HS2 to the community

Connecting HS2 to the community

01.11.14: HS2 will transform rail connectivity in Britain and provide vast opportunities and challenges for businesses. Paul Hanafin, director for infrastructure and business development at Royal HaskoningDHV, appraises the issue of wider connectivity and...

Affordability and safety risk at level crossings

Affordability and safety risk at level crossings

01.11.14: Martin Gallagher, Futronics Group Ltd managing director and chair of the United Nations Expert Group on Level Crossing Safety, discusses the double standards in level crossing improvements. The growth in rail, both passenger and freight, pr...

How we measure railway health and safety

How we measure railway health and safety

01.11.14: Ian Prosser, the Office of Rail Regulation’s director of railway safety, encourages the industry to adopt the regulator’s management maturity model (RM3) to help deliver excellence in health and safety risk management. When peop...

Changing the way we manage trackside vegetation

Changing the way we manage trackside vegetation

01.11.14: An innovative research project developed in response to the government’s Natural Environment white paper could change the way vegetation next to rail tracks is managed, delivering biodiversity gains and ecological connectivity as well as i...

Rail companies need to start planning for implementation of new EU directives

Rail companies need to start planning for implementation of new EU directives

01.11.14: Suzanne O’Keane, Achilles’ community manager of RISQS – the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme – explains upcoming changes to EU rules and what they mean for businesses supplying the rail industry. Rail c...

Network Rail launches Site Access

Network Rail launches Site Access

01.11.14: Last year’s launch of the Sentinel card system has triggered big steps in using new technology and introduced new ways of working for all rail workers in the UK. In its latest initiative, Network Rail is launching Sentinel Site Access acro...

Scaling up excellence within the supply chain

Scaling up excellence within the supply chain

01.09.14: Do you feel your organisation has a good reputation for project delivery? Are you used to reacting to a crisis and going the extra mile? That is great, but it can be exhausting! It is certainly not sustainable in the long-term. Can you influence...

Ergonomics at the heart of signalling in new ROCs

Ergonomics at the heart of signalling in new ROCs

01.09.14: Tim Hadfield, The TEW Group’s director with special responsibility for the rail signalling sector, explains its work at Network Rail’s rail operating centres. An expert team of engineers and ergonomic designers is quietly hard at...

How the rail industry takes safe decisions

How the rail industry takes safe decisions

01.09.14: Marcus Dacre, safety risk assessment manager at RSSB, discusses how the rail industry takes safe decisions. In the GB rail industry, almost every policy, investment or operational decision has an impact on safety. Every organisation needs to...

Safe and sound on our rail networks

Safe and sound on our rail networks

01.09.14: Arnab Dutt, managing director of Texane Ltd, is a public member of Network Rail – one of the people holding the board to account for its leadership and management under the company’s unique governance structure. Safety is one of the...

Safety first at Paddington Station

Safety first at Paddington Station

01.09.14: Natalie Binder, marketing and communications manager at Leica Geosystems Ltd, based in Milton Keynes, discusses the Paddington project. Paddington station – famous worldwide not only for its creator Isambard Kingdom Brunel but also for...

How Britain’s rail network can become the transport of choice – rather than a last resort

How Britain’s rail network can become the transport of choice – rather than a last resort

01.09.14: Professor Andrew McNaughton FREng, technical director for HS2, sets out his vision for the future of Britain’s railways using best practice examples from around the world ahead of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 2014...

Top tips to help SME suppliers stand out from the crowd

Top tips to help SME suppliers stand out from the crowd

01.09.14: Suzanne O’Keane, Achilles Community Manager of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme, explores how small and medium-sized enterprises can gain the attention of larger buyers. Small and medium-sized enterprises in the rail ind...

A slow train to the future?

A slow train to the future?

01.07.14: Malcolm Dowden, consultant at Charles Russell LLP, updates RTM on the HS2 legislation. Parliamentary scrutiny of the first stage of HS2 has just begun. The Bill to authorise the project received its second reading in April, meaning that the pro...

BIM at New Street

BIM at New Street

01.07.14: Mace is working as delivery partner with Network Rail for the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station. Paul Dalton, senior project manager for Mace, writes on how the £600m project is harnessing BIM. From our work across the indust...

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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 >