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Comment p6-11

Contributors include Huw Thomas, leader of Cardiff Council, head of sustainable development at the RSSB, Anthony Perret, and Network Rail principal engineer for safety, technical and manufacturing, Dr Ian J. Coleman. 

Training & Development p12-22

The National College for High Speed Rail looks at how to address the skills gap; accessibility minister Nusrat Ghani MP explains why changes to Britain’s transport network must prioritise accessibility; professor Peter Woodward describes how a new Institute for High Speed Rail and Systems Integration (IHSRSI) at the University of Leeds will assist the rail industry; and, in collaboration with volkerrail and NCHSR, RTM looks at how the industry is attracting young people to the sector. 

Civils p23-29

Dan Jarvis, mayor of Sheffield City Region, sets out his plans for transforming South Yorkshire’s transport system; Owen Batham, from Elite Precast Concrete, talks about the dangers of bad concrete; and RTM attends the unveiling of the new University Station plans in Birmingham and speaks with West Midlands mayor Andy Street. 

TransCityRail North Preview p30-37

Browse through our eight-page preview as we look forward to TransCityRail returning to Manchester for its sixth annual northern conference, exhibition and networking dinner on 3 October. 

Rolling Stock p38-43

Louise Cheeseman, managing director of Hull Trains, describes the significance of its newest fleet; James Brown, data and performance engineer for Angel Trains, explains the impact 3D printing is having on the industry; LNER kickstart their own rail revolution as they roll out their new Azuma trains; and Jim Knox, director of Gard Chemicals, talks about rolling stock cleaning and maintenance. 

TransCityRail Midlands Review p44-50

RTM’s Jamie Bennett-Ness takes a look back at the successful launch of the first ever TCR Midlands in Birmingham.


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