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Merseytravel and Stadler sign new fleet deal, but legal challenge remains

16/02/2017Merseytravel and Stadler sign new fleet deal, but legal challenge remains

Merseytravel has finally signed the contract with Stadler to build and maintain its new Merseyrail fleet in a deal worth up to £700m, but Bombardier’s legal challenge to the deal rema... more >
Aslef members reject Southern deal as further strike looms

16/02/2017Aslef members reject Southern deal as further strike looms

Aslef drivers have voted to reject a proposed resolution with Southern, therefore failing to put an end to the bitter 10-month dispute between the operator and rail trade unions.  The u... more >
Hitachi Italy starts Class 802 bi-mode production for GWR

16/02/2017Hitachi Italy starts Class 802 bi-mode production for GWR

Hitachi Rail Italy has started the production work on the Class 802 bi-mode fleet for Great Western Railway (GWR), with the new trains expected to be phased into passenger service from summer 201... more >
HS2 can ‘only be as good as local rail connections make it’

17/02/2017HS2 can ‘only be as good as local rail connections make it’

It is of vital importance that investment in ... more >
Settle to Carlisle line on track for March reopening

17/02/2017Settle to Carlisle line on track for March reopening

Considerable progress has been made on plans ... more >
GTR failures account for 86% of national decline in rail performance

17/02/2017GTR failures account for 86% of national decline in rail performance

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has, unsurpris... more >
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Southern Rail passengers reminded to claim compensation

03/02/2017Southern Rail passengers reminded to claim compensation

Southern’s annual season ticket holders have been reminded that they are entitled to claim compensation due to the franchise’s poor performance over the 2016-17 financial year. L... more >
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Tackling regulation at its routes

24/01/2017Tackling regulation at its routes

Source: RTM Dec/Jan 17
John Larkinson, the ORR’s director of railway markets and economics, ... more >
Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

15/11/2016Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

Source: RTM Oct/Nov 16
Phil Verster, managing director of ScotRail Alliance, speaks to RTM’s... more >
Maintaining the safety momentum

12/09/2016Maintaining the safety momentum

Source: RTM Aug/Sep 16
Britain’s railways are currently the safest they have ever been, but ... more >
Transforming rail in the north

06/06/2016Transforming rail in the north

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 16
As part of RTM’s series of interviews with the those at the top of th... more >

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17/01/2017Rising to the digital demand

The countdown is well and truly on for this year’s UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA), and the whole RTM team is looking forward to welcoming you to the fourth edition of this event on 9 February.  Held once again at Battersea Evolution, the prestigious awards ceremony promises to be an extraordinary evening, celebrating some of the major achievements of the industry in the last year. You can see the awards shortlist on pages 27-29, and read more details at ukria.com. If... read more >

last word

Making rail fares simpler

Making rail fares simpler

David Sidebottom, passenger director at Transport Focus, explains how a number of initiatives over the next 12 months aim to make rail fares simpler. By the end of 2017, we hope passengers will see fairer and simpler fares.  Two recent... more > more last word articles >