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‘Smart tunnel’ sensors monitor London’s ageing rail infrastructure

‘Smart tunnel’ sensors monitor London’s ageing rail infrastructure

01.07.14: Mehdi Alhaddad, asset protection engineer at Crossrail and a PhD student at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, talks about the use of innovative sensors in monitoring London’s ageing rail infrastructure. Uni...

Temporary works design at Crossrail's first-opened station

Temporary works design at Crossrail's first-opened station

01.07.14: Martin Reader, sector director of engineering services at Morgan Sindall Professional Services, describes the complex temporary works design that facilitated the completion of East London’s newly opened Pudding Mill Lane DLR station. Pu...

Bond Street upgrade works pass another milestone

Bond Street upgrade works pass another milestone

30.06.14: Jubilee line trains are no longer stopping at Bond Street Underground station because of improvement works. But Central line services resumed calling at the station from 18 June. The transformations include a new ticket hall, new escal...

Structural stage of Canary Wharf Crossrail station complete

Structural stage of Canary Wharf Crossrail station complete

19.06.14: The striking timber lattice roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail station has been completed on time, and marks the final stage of construction at the site. Canary Wharf Group plc began work on the new station in May 2009, and now the last of 5...

Crossrail tunnelling four-fifths complete

Crossrail tunnelling four-fifths complete

04.06.14: Crossrail’s shortest tunnelling drive began yesterday, running from Limmo Peninsula at Canning Town station towards Victoria Dock Portal in east London. The veteran tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Jessica is creating the 900m tunnel...

Crossrail reveals new Ealing Broadway station designs

Crossrail reveals new Ealing Broadway station designs

03.06.14: Crossrail has unveiled its redesigned improvement proposals for Ealing Broadway station, including a new entrance twice the size of the existing one.  Since submitting proposals at the end of last year that were rejected by Ealing Coun...

Stockley flyover launched for Crossrail

Stockley flyover launched for Crossrail

27.05.14: A new rail bridge has been launched over the Great Western Main Line as part of works to ensure that the existing railway is ready for Crossrail trains to and from Heathrow. The new flyover in Stockley, Hillingdon, will allow Crossrail and...

Crossrail shortlisted for ‘Excellence in the Public Sector’ award

Crossrail shortlisted for ‘Excellence in the Public Sector’ award

15.05.14: Investors in People has announced the shortlist for its inaugural awards, including the final four candidates for the Excellence in the Public Sector category. That award is to be presented on the night by Roy Rowlands, business development...

Collaborative Crossrail

Collaborative Crossrail

01.05.14: Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, chief executive of Crossrail, discusses the latest developments on the largest construction project in Europe and gives his opinion on the benefits of collaborative working. Construction of Crossrail has reached the h...

Work on new Pudding Mill Lane station nears completion

Work on new Pudding Mill Lane station nears completion

16.04.14: Work to deliver a “bigger” and “better” new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Pudding Mill Lane station and connect it up to the wider network is nearing completion, TfL has confirmed. The works, which will help to incre...

Crossrail extended to Reading

Crossrail extended to Reading

27.03.14: After years of debate, the Crossrail route is to be extended to Reading following recommendations by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL).  The extension will see the east-west rail line serve two additiona...

Gleeds wins second Crossrail contract

Gleeds wins second Crossrail contract

25.03.14: International management and construction consultancy Gleeds has been appointed on its second Crossrail contract since Europe’s largest construction project began in May 2009. The company has been commissioned by Bombardier to project...

The Culture Line

The Culture Line

14.03.14: Christina Andersen, art programme director at Crossrail, talks to RTM about the new ‘Culture Line’ being developed throughout London’s new stations. Crossrail is already well-known for its emphasis on the local neighbourhood...

The skills and ideas to deliver Crossrail successfully

The skills and ideas to deliver Crossrail successfully

14.03.14: RTM speaks to Crossrail’s new strategic projects director, John Pelton, about programme management, innovation, organisational change and skills for the future. The programme partner for Crossrail is the Transcend joint venture of CH2M...

Crossrail 2 is ‘Global Engineering Project of the Year

Crossrail 2 is ‘Global Engineering Project of the Year

12.03.14: Crossrail 2, the new proposed rail link connecting southwest to northeast London, has won the Global Engineering Project of the Year award at the 7th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum. The Award honours the projects that demonstrate th...

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Up to 200 jobs at risk in Alstom Pendolino cuts

22/06/2018Up to 200 jobs at risk in Alstom Pendolino cuts

As many as 200 staff members could lose their jobs as one of the UK’s major train manufacturers looks to cut costs in its maintenance of th... more >
New Hitachi Azuma parked by Stephenson’s Rocket in rare sneak peek

22/06/2018New Hitachi Azuma parked by Stephenson’s Rocket in rare sneak peek

Those visiting the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle will have the rare chance to see Hitachi’s brand-new Azuma train from up clos... more >
Expansion of rail ‘only viable option’ to grow UK cities

22/06/2018Expansion of rail ‘only viable option’ to grow UK cities

The expansion of rail is the “only viable option” to grow UK cities and allow them to achieve their economic potential, a new report ... 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 Ye... 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... more > more last word articles >

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How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

20/03/2018How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Biometric identity, time and attendance specialists Donseed looks at how biometric technology is already starting to enhance health and safety measures on railway construction projects. Advances in technology are starting to transform the way in which the rail network in the UK is managed, operated and maintained.... more >
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Why the rail industry needs more women

22/06/2018Why the rail industry needs more women

Anesha Rachel Malhan, one of the learners at the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), discusses her experience as the only woman at her ... more >
Apprenticeship levy: the latest picture

05/06/2018Apprenticeship levy: the latest picture

Mark Holmes, head of membership and development at NSAR, describes the current resources available to the rail industry to ensure companies of al... more >
Moving in the right direction

05/06/2018Moving in the right direction

Alex Cropper, head of projects group at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), reports on the exciting progress so far in building the Trafford... more >
Overcoming leaves on the line

05/06/2018Overcoming leaves on the line

Paul Gray, professional lead of engineering R&D at the RSSB, explains how latest research proves using double variable rate sanders on trains... 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 >