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TransPennine electrification and Piccadilly upgrade now also in doubt

25/07/2017TransPennine electrification and Piccadilly upgrade now also in doubt

Transport authorities in West Yorkshire have said it is “very disappointing” that electrification may not be completed along the entire TransPennine route as planned. Last Friday... more >
Northern uproar as Grayling backs Crossrail 2 after ditching electrification

25/07/2017Northern uproar as Grayling backs Crossrail 2 after ditching electrification

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has this week publicly put his backing behind Crossrail 2. In a joint statement from Grayling and mayor of London Sadiq Khan, it was revealed that the pair... more >
Grayling throws three major electrification plans out the window 

20/07/2017Grayling throws three major electrification plans out the window 

The government has decided to call off plans to electrify a string of major routes based on the premise that bi-mode trains already provide seamless transfer from diesel power to electric, in a m... more >
London passengers happier than before, but green shoots still ‘fragile’

26/07/2017London passengers happier than before, but green shoots still ‘fragile’

Rail passengers in London and the south east ... more >
Transport investment must be ‘fairly weighted towards small stations’

25/07/2017Transport investment must be ‘fairly weighted towards small stations’

Investment in transport infrastructure and pa... more >
TransPennine electrification and Piccadilly upgrade now also in doubt

25/07/2017TransPennine electrification and Piccadilly upgrade now also in doubt

Transport authorities in West Yorkshire have ... more >
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Triple electrification cancellation – a misstep from Grayling?

25/07/2017Triple electrification cancellation – a misstep from Grayling?

Following last week’s comprehensive set of announcements about HS2 and the closure of Parliament for recess, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there wouldn’t be any more news ... more >
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A game changer for Wales and Borders

17/07/2017A game changer for Wales and Borders

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Andy Thomas, managing director for Network Rail’s Wales route, descri... more >
‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

13/07/2017‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Andy Milner, the chief executive of Amey, tells RTM about the transformatio... more >
Expanding an unprecedented level of style and comfort

13/07/2017Expanding an unprecedented level of style and comfort

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
At the end of May, Eurostar introduced its new e320 train on the London-Bru... more >
A development opportunity across the national network

10/07/2017A development opportunity across the national network

Source: RTM Jun/Jul 17
Simone Bailey, asset management director at Abellio Greater Anglia, talks t... more >

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03/07/2017Rapid progress needed

As RTM went to press, the National Infrastructure Commission outlined a list of the ‘top 12’ immediate priorities on which ministers must make rapid progress in the next year. Unsurprisingly, major rail schemes, including HS2, Crossrail 2 and HS3, featured highly in the projects that needed speedy development.  Lord Adonis stated that all of these have been agreed in principle, “but require decisive action to get them moving in the new Parliament. They ought to... read more >

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How do tram and rail passengers compare?

How do tram and rail passengers compare?

David Sidebottom, director at Transport Focus, analyses the drivers in performance of passenger satisfaction in tram compared to rail. Results published in our recent Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) have seen remarkable levels of satisfaction b... more > more last word articles >