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Train drivers union balloting for strike over night Tube

21.05.15: Tube drivers are to ballot for strike action in a dispute over pay for new all-night services. ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is to ballot its members on London Underground in a dispute over pay and the company’s decision to t...

TfL considers new rolling stock options for DLR

11.05.15: Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Ltd is to begin its search for new trains by opening a “technical dialogue” with rolling stock manufacturers. The TfL subsidiary has issued a periodic indicative notice to the industry to begin a co...

Achieving the ‘unthinkable dream’: lessons from the Northern Line upgrade

01.05.15: The resignalling of the Northern Line has won many plaudits in recent months, after its successful completion a year ago – ahead of time, under budget and with performance outputs better than expected. In this interview with some of the ke...

Driver training on the London overground

01.05.15: LOROL is proud of its comprehensive and creative driver training model that is helping to have a positive impact on driver retention, engagement and safety on the network. Terry Colbourn, operations standards manager, discusses LOROL’s app...

Racing to keep pace with London’s growth

30.04.15: David Waboso, director of capital programmes at London Underground, looks back at recent achievements, and ahead to the next few years. Last month brought together two big moments for London Underground (LU) – one celebrating the achi...

Hendy apologises for comparing Southeastern to the Gestapo

29.04.15: TfL commissioner Peter Hendy has apologised for his “offensive” and “excessive” remarks about London’s suburban rail services. In an interview with Management Today released last week, Hendy said: “On Sou...

New footbridge and second entrance completed at Shepherd’s Bush station

27.04.15: London Overground has completed work on a second entrance and a new footbridge at Shepherd’s Bush station. The £1.35m upgrade includes two new ticket machines, improved customer information screens and a new pedestrian footbridg...

World’s rail leaders stream to London to see how signalling upgrades achieved

24.04.15: London Underground’s (LU's) Highgate Control Centre has been experiencing a “constant stream” of international visitors keen to see how the Northern Line was resignalled without passenger disruption. LU head of automatic t...

Derailed engineering train causes Central Line delays

21.04.15: A derailed engineering train has caused a part suspension on the Central Line today. The Central Line was suspended between White City and Marble Arch this morning, with severe delays to the rest of the line. The derailment occurred sh...

Finsbury Park station work postponed

20.04.15: The closure of a Finsbury Park Underground station entrance and construction of a new one, due to begin today, has been postponed indefinitely by Transport for London (TfL). RTM reported on Friday that work was set to begin today on a new W...

Work to begin on new entrance at Finsbury Park Underground station

17.04.15: Transport for London (TfL) is set to start work on a new entrance for Finsbury Park Underground station next week. As part of London Underground’s (LU’s) £10bn programme of continuous improvements, the upgrade of the stati...

New Tube for London ITT delayed until December 2015

01.04.15: The Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the New Tube for London (NTfL) project, which will provide 250 new trains for the Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City lines, has been delayed until December 2015.  The ITT was origin...

Bakerloo Line extension plans receive ‘overwhelming’ support

30.03.15: Plans to extend the Bakerloo Line to help meet anticipated population growth in south London have received ‘overwhelming’ support, according to Transport for London (TfL).  TfL received more than 15,000 responses to its con...

LU confirms delay for sub-surface lines resignalling

24.03.15: The budget for the new signalling system for London Underground’s (LU’s) sub-surface lines has increased by 30% while the expected completion date has been pushed back until 2022. This is likely to also affect the introduction of new...

Tunnelling contract awarded for Northern Line extension

20.03.15: The contract to design and build two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) for London Underground’s Northern Line extension has been awarded to NFM Technologies. The TBMs are expected to be launched in summer 2016 by Ferrovial Agroman Laing O...

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Train drivers union balloting for strike over night Tube

21/05/2015Train drivers union balloting for strike over night Tube

Tube drivers are to ballot for strike action in a dispute over pay for new all-night services. ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is to ... more >
Unions calls off strike after improved Network Rail offer

21/05/2015Unions calls off strike after improved Network Rail offer

The TSSA and RMT have both announced they have suspended planned strike action next week after receiving an improved pay offer from Network Rail.... more >
Mass cancellation of services announced as strike talks continue

21/05/2015Mass cancellation of services announced as strike talks continue

Britain’s rail network is set to come to a standstill next week as operators announce the cancellation of services due to the planned strik... more >

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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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The importance of benchmarking for cost optimisation in high-speed rail projects

The importance of benchmarking for cost optimisation in high-speed rail projects

Kimmo Oostermeijer, a director at specialist infrastructure and transport consultancy LeighFisher, says it is vital that high-speed rail promoters can demonstrate that individual projects are as ... more > more last word articles >

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One more Railtex in the books

15/05/2015One more Railtex in the books

The three day event of networking, learning and displaying innovation that was Railtex 2015 has come to a close. RTM was there prominently all three days, attending the talks and discussions in the Knowledge Hub and Seminar Theatre while also manning a stand and live blogging the entire ex... more >
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Elmia Nordic Rail 2015

06 Oct 2015

Nordic Rail is the only dedicated railway exhibition in Scandinavia. It's a fair for companies, organizations and individuals with a professional...

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Eurasia Rail 2016

03 Mar 2016

Snapshot of Eurasia Rail 2015 6.268 visitors from 68 different countries 274 exhibitors from 26 different countries 30 professiona...

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Eurasia Rail

03/05/2015 - 05/05/2015

As the “one and only” rolling stock exhibition in Turkey and the third biggest worldwide in its field, Eurasia Rail - International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition will be taking place between 03 - 05 March 2016 at Yesilköy Istanbul Expo Center for the 6th time.

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Eurasia Rail

03/05/2015 - 05/05/2015

As the “one and only” rolling stock exhibition in Turkey and the third biggest worldwide in its field, Eurasia Rail - International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition will be taking place between 03 - 05 March 2016 at Yesilköy Istanbul Expo Center for the 6th time.

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Eurasia Rail

03/05/2015 - 05/05/2015

As the “one and only” rolling stock exhibition in Turkey and the third biggest worldwide in its field, Eurasia Rail - International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition will be taking place between 03 - 05 March 2016 at Yesilköy Istanbul Expo Center for the 6th time.

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Railtex 2015

12/05/2015 10:00 - 17:00

Railtex is the UK's leading rail exhibition covering railway equipment, systems and services – it is the industry's meeting place where visitors and exhibitors come together to see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services, hear about key industry projects and do business.

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Railtex 2015

13/05/2015 10:00 - 17:00

Railtex is the UK's leading rail exhibition covering railway equipment, systems and services – it is the industry's meeting place where visitors and exhibitors come together to see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services, hear about key industry projects and do business.

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Railtex 2015

14/05/2015 10:00 - 16:00

Railtex is the UK's leading rail exhibition covering railway equipment, systems and services – it is the industry's meeting place where visitors and exhibitors come together to see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services, hear about key industry projects and do business.

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Railway engineering finding solutions to experience gap

01/05/2015Railway engineering finding solutions to experience gap

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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Train drivers union balloting for strike over night Tube

21/05/2015Train drivers union balloting for strike over night Tube

Tube drivers are to ballot for strike action in a dispute over pay for new all-night services. ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is to ... more >