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Whatever the weather

Whatever the weather

01 July 2013Weather is going to have an increasing effect on the railways so is going to play a bigger and bigger role in infrastructure and operations planning, due to changes in the climate and the UK’s meteorological conditions. RTM spoke to Met Offi...

Celebrating 150 years of the Underground

Celebrating 150 years of the Underground

01 July 2013David Waboso, director of LU’s capital programmes, gave RTM an update on successes in the 150th anniversary year. 150 years, and the London Underground has never run so many services, whilst implementing such huge upgrades. RTM spoke to LU&...

Easing the bottleneck

Easing the bottleneck

01 April 2013Mark Langman, Network Rail route managing director for Wales, spoke to RTM about the recent Loughor Viaduct replacement and track redoubling in south west Wales. Good timetabling can only take services up to a certain rate; eventually track work...

TRACK21: Railway track for the 21st century

TRACK21: Railway track for the 21st century

01 April 2013Professor William Powrie FREng, principal investigator of TRACK21 at the University of Southampton, describes the latest track research and its implications for the industry. TRACK21 is a collaborative research programme grant funded by the UK En...

Improving railway performance for the passenger

Improving railway performance for the passenger

01 April 2013The Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR’s) new director of railway performance, Alan Price, formerly the rail division infrastructure director at FirstGroup, speaks to RTM about how Network Rail and the operators handle severe weather, an...

Manchester's new man in charge

Manchester's new man in charge

01 April 2013Dr Jon Lamonte, the former head of Tube Lines, has recently taken over as chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, responsible for the city’s growing Metrolink light rail network and also dealing with train and bus operators alon...

Standardising the sub-surface lines

Standardising the sub-surface lines

01 April 2013David Waboso, capital programmes director at London Underground, talks to RTM about inspiration from abroad on sub-surface signalling, and progress on cooling the Tube. London Underground (LU) runs one of the world’s most complex metro syst...

Funding innovation

Funding innovation

28 February 2013

Wave and pay

Wave and pay

28 February 2013

A depot for Derby

A depot for Derby

01 January 2013

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‘Safer travel pledge’ issued by train companies

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SWR Wimbledon depot welcomes first 701 train

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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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

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Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... more >

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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he wo... more >