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All four unions vote to strike in Night Tube row

30.06.15: The RMT, TSSA and Unite unions have joined train drivers in voting for industrial action in a row over pay and the start of the Night Tube service in September.  The unions are meeting with management this afternoon at Acas in a bid to...

Acas talks to avert Tube strike start today

30.06.15: Unions and management are to meet at Acas today in a bid to avert a planned 24-hour strike by London Underground drivers. Members of Aslef voted 97% in favour of industrial action on a turnout of 81%. The walkout is set to take place from 9...

London Overground operators launch competing bids for new concession

30.06.15: The highly successful joint venture that transformed London Overground is to be broken up as the shortlist to operate the franchise includes competing bids from Arriva and MTR. LOROL, the two companies’ joint venture, has been operati...

TfL wins IMechE’s Railway Challenge for second year in a row

29.06.15: A team of budding engineers from Transport for London (TfL) have won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Railway Challenge for the second year in a row. The team of 11 engineers won the national competition to design and...

TfL unveils Night Tube map

22.06.15: London Underground has launched the official map for the Night Tube. The new map shows which Tube lines and stations will operate 24-hour services on Fridays and Saturdays, starting in the early hours of 12 September 2015. Night Tube s...

Bombardier wins contract to build new London Overground fleet

19.06.15: Bombardier has won a £260m contract from Transport for London to build a fleet of new trains for London Overground. The 45 new trains, to be introduced in 2018, will operate on the Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven...

New London Overground routes off to rough start

17.06.15: The new London Overground routes are off to a rough start as the first two weeks of operation have been beset by problems and delays. On 31 May London Overground took over services to 28 stations previously served by Abellio Greater Anglia...

Croxley Rail Link – 2019 delivery date at ‘considerable risk’

16.06.15: London Underground says there is a “very considerable risk” that it will not meet the December 2019 target for the long-awaited Croxley Rail Link programme, and that it is not committing to that date.  The Link extends the...

Timetable released for SSR resignalling – LU’s ‘top priority’

15.06.15: Some of the timetable changes associated with the resignalling of the Sub Surface Railway (SSR) will not happen until the end of 2023, even later than originally thought. The estimated final cost is £5.48bn, lower than the previously...

New Overground rolling stock contract to be approved

15.06.15: Transport for London (TfL) is set to choose the supplier for a new fleet of electric units for London Overground routes this week, after revealing the four shortlisted bidders last year.  At the organisation’s Finance and Policy...

TfL targeting Southeastern metro services for takeover

15.06.15: Kent County Council has set out a series of non-negotiable ‘red lines’ for discussions of Transport for London (TfL) taking over some of the county’s rail services. The council discussed a proposal from TfL last week to tr...

TfL to be first operator to accept Apple Pay at launch

09.06.15: Transport for London is set to become the first transport operator to accept Apple Pay when it launches in the UK in July. The technology manufacturer’s contactless service will make it possible for passengers to tap in and tap out us...

London Assembly set to push for more national rail services to be given to TfL

08.06.15: London Assembly’s Transport Select Committee is to explore the challenges facing the capital’s rail network and how devolution of control to the mayor might help address these. At this week’s meeting, the Committee will di...

TSSA and RMT join Aslef in Night Tube strike ballot

05.06.15: Three unions are now balloting for strike action on London Underground over the introduction of Night Tube services. RTM previously reported that Aslef was balloting members, but now the RMT and TSSA have joined the union in doing so. ...

Over 100 police offers to patrol the Night Tube

27.05.15: More than a hundred police officers will patrol the London Underground network once all-night Tube services start later this year. Key stations are set to have a permanent presence once the Night Tube starts in September, while mobile teams...

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01/05/2015See you in Birmingham

We have a specially expanded edition of RTM for you, as the industry gears up for the biggest UK rail show of the year – Railtex 2015.  Our giant show guide, which starts on page 97, tells you all you need to know about the things to see, hear, do and experience at the show, which has got a fantastic line-up of exhibitors, speakers and events.  The RTM team – as always – will be there at the NEC, talking... read more >

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UK Rail Station Regeneration and Development

08 Jul 2015

Investment in railway stations to improve connectivity can be an economic catalyst for unlocking new jobs, housing, and attracting inward investm...

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RailNewcastle Conference 2015

15 Jul 2015

This rail-focused international conference offers opportunities for Scholars, Bachelor, Master, PhD Students, Early Career Researchers and Profes...

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Fifth international rail human factors conference

14 Sep 2015

The Fifth International Rail Human Factors Conference will be held in London on the 14th to 17th September 2015. The conference is the only event...

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ASPECT 2015

15 Sep 2015

ASPECT 2015 is an international conference covering all aspects of railway signalling, control and communications. There has been an excellent re...

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The RBF National Annual Dinner 2015

02 Oct 2015

The RBF are delighted to be hosting once again a night of celebration, entertainment, dancing and fundraising at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasg...

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Next Generation Rail: Knowledge without Borders

01/07/2015 - 03/07/2015

RRUKA, in collaboration with Young Railway Professionals (YRP) and RSSB’s FutureRailway programme, is organising the 3rd edition of the Next Generation Rail Conference.

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Next Generation Rail: Knowledge without Borders

01/07/2015 - 03/07/2015

RRUKA, in collaboration with Young Railway Professionals (YRP) and RSSB’s FutureRailway programme, is organising the 3rd edition of the Next Generation Rail Conference.

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Next Generation Rail: Knowledge without Borders

01/07/2015 - 03/07/2015

RRUKA, in collaboration with Young Railway Professionals (YRP) and RSSB’s FutureRailway programme, is organising the 3rd edition of the Next Generation Rail Conference.

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UK Rail Station Regeneration and Development

08/07/2015

Investment in railway stations to improve connectivity can be an economic catalyst for unlocking new jobs, housing, and attracting inward investment. This is all in addition to delivering necessary improvements to meet passengers’ expectations and demand.

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RailNewcastle Conference 2015

15/07/2015 - 17/07/2015

This rail-focused international conference offers opportunities for Scholars, Bachelor, Master, PhD Students, Early Career Researchers and Professionals involved in rail-related research projects and courses.

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15/07/2015 - 17/07/2015

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Railway engineering finding solutions to experience gap

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Maintaining and enhancing the UK’s railways will get harder and more expensive if we do not address a growing experience gap across all of ... more >
Driver training on the London Overground

01/05/2015Driver training on the London Overground

LOROL is proud of its comprehensive and creative driver training model that is helping to have a positive impact on driver retention, engagement ... more >
Welcome to the show

01/05/2015Welcome to the show

Exhibition manager Kirsten Whitehouse sets the scene for this year’s three-day Railtex show at the NEC in Birmingham, which will welcome it... more >
Mounting pressure on rail to reduce carbon footprint

01/05/2015Mounting pressure on rail to reduce carbon footprint

Community manager for rail and transport at Achilles, Suzanne O’Keane, discusses the pressures rail companies are facing in creating a more... more >

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Director general of Rail Executive leaves for Defra

02/07/2015Director general of Rail Executive leaves for Defra

Clare Moriarty is to leave her role as director general of the Rail Executive at the Department for Transport to take over as permanent secretary... more >