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DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

12/12/2018DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

The strategic outline business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), which was due to be submitted to the government by the end of this month, has been pushed back to the new year. The de... more >
Ex-Atkins chair made HS2 boss as Sir Terry Morgan resigns from two roles

06/12/2018Ex-Atkins chair made HS2 boss as Sir Terry Morgan resigns from two roles

Sir Terry Morgan has resigned as chairman of both HS2 and Crossrail, days after he revealed that he expected to be sacked this week. The government has announced that former Atkins chair All... more >
First CP6 contracts awarded by Network Rail in major £645m deal

05/12/2018First CP6 contracts awarded by Network Rail in major £645m deal

The first major contracts for CP6 have been awarded by Network Rail, worth a combined £645m. Story Contracting has been announced as the winner of ‘Lot 2,’ which covers ren... more >
DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

12/12/2018DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

The strategic outline business case for North... more >
TfL shelves plans for Tube upgrades as financial woes revealed

12/12/2018TfL shelves plans for Tube upgrades as financial woes revealed

Plans to upgrade major parts of London Underg... more >
Hitachi and Spencer Group join forces for £500m Tyne and Wear Metro deal bid

12/12/2018Hitachi and Spencer Group join forces for £500m Tyne and Wear Metro deal bid

Hitachi and Spencer Group have launched a joi... more >
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DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

12/12/2018DfT confirms Northern Powerhouse Rail business case delayed until 2019

The strategic outline business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), which was due to be submitted to the government by the end of this month, has been pushed back to the new year. The de... more >
TfL shelves plans for Tube upgrades as financial woes revealed

12/12/2018TfL shelves plans for Tube upgrades as financial woes revealed

Plans to upgrade major parts of London Underground will be put on hold and Crossrail 2 is now in doubt after TfL has disclosed the extent of its financial difficulties. TfL has published its... more >
Hitachi and Spencer Group join forces for £500m Tyne and Wear Metro deal bid

12/12/2018Hitachi and Spencer Group join forces for £500m Tyne and Wear Metro deal bid

Hitachi and Spencer Group have launched a joint bid to win a £500m contract to build new trains and a maintenance depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The two northern engineering giants... more >

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Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

27/11/2018Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

Olivia Brown, business development officer at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, outlines the four exciting projects currently taking place as... more >
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Passenger safety: Respect the edge

27/11/2018Passenger safety: Respect the edge

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Night Tube: The twilight economy

27/11/2018Night Tube: The twilight economy

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Introducing iPort

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HS2 train race: making the case

20/11/2018HS2 train race: making the case

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Bombardier and Hitachi’s commitment to providing the best HS2 rolling... more >
Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

09/11/2018Finding positives in negative short-circuiting devices

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Sponsored interview  Anything that brings about safety and time-sav... more >
Taking to the skies

30/10/2018Taking to the skies

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2018
Network Rail’s commitment to driving innovation is best encapsulated ... more >
Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

29/08/2018Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

Source: RTM Aug/Sept 2018
RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with one of the leading minds behind Net... 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... more > more last word articles >