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Rail: A woman’s world

Rail: A woman’s world

18 May 2018RTM’s Sacha Rowlands reports from a panel debate where six of the industry’s leading figures convened to discuss the fundamental issue of gender diversity in rail. Last month, on International Women’s Day, the iconic St Pancras...

Make way for the D-Train

Make way for the D-Train

15 May 2018Adrian Shooter, chairman of Vivarail and former chairman of Chiltern Railways, provides an exclusive update on D-Train technology and talks about what’s in store for the rest of the year. When the ministerial announcement that all diesel tr...

Trams to Newhaven

Trams to Newhaven

15 May 2018Councillor Lesley Macinnes, transport and environment convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, discusses the proposed business case for expanding the city’s already successful tram network. It’s now almost exactly four years since...

Timetabling: badly let down

Timetabling: badly let down

15 May 2018Passengers have been left extremely disadvantaged by a lack of certainty around timetable changes, writes David Sidebottom, director at Transport Focus. Massive and welcome investment in the railway will bring benefits for many passengers &n...

Next stop, Bradford

Next stop, Bradford

09 May 2018The impact of Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) on Bradford will be immense. It’s vital that the opportunity is capitalised on in order to transform travel and leave a lasting positive legacy for years to come, writes Kersten England, chief exe...

Reaching your full potential

Reaching your full potential

09 May 2018Bill Kelly, acting route managing director for Network Rail in Wales and Borders, discusses the successes of the country’s well-established apprenticeship scheme. Apprentices are the future of Network Rail, which is why we invest so much in...

South Kensington: Building on a legacy

South Kensington: Building on a legacy

09 May 2018Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, says the redevelopment of the iconic South Kensington station will revitalise what is already a gateway to some of the world’s most treasured institutions. South Kensington Tube stati...

The case for rail freight

The case for rail freight

09 May 2018Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager at the Campaign for Better Transport, argues for freight parity by looking at the noteworthy examples of investment already taking place across the UK. Recent rail freight figures show a positive future f...

Rail: significantly larger than previously thought

Rail: significantly larger than previously thought

01 May 2018Source: RTM April/May 2018 Darren Caplan, (pictured) chief executive at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), reports on a recent study which revealed that the rail industry contributes significantly more to UK plc than previously imagined. Th...

Running the new train marathon

Running the new train marathon

01 May 2018Source: RTM April/May 2018  Andy Rogers, IEP programme director at Hitachi Rail Europe, provides a snapshot of the progress being made in building and delivering brand-new trains for the Great Western and East Coast main lines. One of my te...

How Northern Powerhouse Rail is gaining momentum

How Northern Powerhouse Rail is gaining momentum

01 May 2018 There has already been great progress in developing and improving pan-northern transport, but future prospects for growth will be even more transformational, argues Henri Murison, director of Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Commuters strugglin...

A chance to rebuild trust

A chance to rebuild trust

01 May 2018The rail industry has a major trust problem, with passengers finding it difficult to navigate compensation claims after they suffer through delays and unreliable services. But Alex Hayman, Which? managing director of public markets, says smart tic...

UKRIA 2018 Apology & Statement

UKRIA 2018 Apology & Statement

04 April 2018It is with deep regret that I address the disappointing content in both of our live acts at UKRIA on Thursday 22nd March 2018 and offer my most sincere apologies accordingly. Whilst the awards ceremony itself was a huge success with record number...

Smart ticketing: The way ahead

Smart ticketing: The way ahead

13 March 2018Jacqueline Starr, managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), runs through the nationwide progress in rolling out smart ticketing as the infamous ‘tangerine ticket’ starts to become a thing of the past. ...

A benchmark year for HS2

A benchmark year for HS2

13 March 2018Jim Crawford, managing director of Phase 1 at HS2 Ltd, discusses the many critical activities set to take place this year as the mammoth high-speed rail project moves from preparation to construction. We’re 12 months on from being granted t...

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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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... 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

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he wo... 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 >
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 >