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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...

TfL named fastest growing contactless merchant in Europe

17.03.15: Transport for London has been named the fastest growing contactless merchant in Europe, just six months after the payment method was launched on the Tube, DLR and rail networks. It has been in place on the bus network since December 2012. ...

LU adopts NR Sentinel ID cards to improve safety and end double-shifting

27.02.15: London Underground (LU) is to adopt the same Sentinel ID card for engineering and maintenance workers in its supply chain already in use by Network Rail.  In what has been dubbed a “milestone agreement” between the two bigg...

Two new London Overground stations planned at Old Oak Common

25.02.15: Transport for London (TfL) has set out plans to build two London Overground stations at Old Oak Common, after a public consultation on proposals to build an Overground link in the area received strong support.  The introduction of impr...

Osborne and Boris plans for more 24-hour Tube services dubbed ‘pre-election stunt’

23.02.15: Plans for round-the-clock Tube services have been expanded before they have even begun, after George Osborne and Boris Johnson announced a potential extension to cover four new lines as well as London Overground and the DLR. The chancellor...

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Opening of NUCKLE stations pushed back until June

06/05/2015Opening of NUCKLE stations pushed back until June

The completion date for two new stations as part of the long-awaited Coventry to Nuneaton rail upgrade has been pushed back to June 2015.  ... more >
Agency staff a ‘threat to rail’s safety culture’

06/05/2015Agency staff a ‘threat to rail’s safety culture’

A major contractor to Network Rail is urging it to focus on highly trained rail-specific directly employed professionals, not agency staff, to me... more >
First Hull targets 2015 fleet-wide roll out of on-board PIS

06/05/2015First Hull targets 2015 fleet-wide roll out of on-board PIS

First Hull Trains is aiming to roll-out the first on-board Passenger Information System (PIS) to use National Rail Enquiries’ Darwin system... more >

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01/03/2015An interior and exterior refresh

Welcome to this edition of Rail Technology Magazine, which you will have seen by now has a brand new look, feel and overall design.  Over the past 15 years, RTM has been the independent trade journal for the rail industry, focusing not just on technology but also on people, policy, construction, IT, rail recruitment and much else besides.  We decided it was time to overhaul the way the magazine looks, to signpost readers ... read more >

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Northern and TPE ITTs give much ‘cause for optimism’

Northern and TPE ITTs give much ‘cause for optimism’

Andrew Allen, policy analyst at the Campaign for Better Transport, looks at how the new Invitations to Tender for the Northern and TPE franchises could deliver the required ‘transformative ... more > more last word articles >

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Rail passengers will win after general election – but by how much?

01/05/2015Rail passengers will win after general election – but by how much?

Guest blog by Russell McCullagh Much is being made of the likelihood of a hung parliament at the UK general election, of coalitions and of deals being struck behind closed doors. It all points to uncertainty and speculation about many of our most important public services. Doctors, po... more >
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Eurasia Rail

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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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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

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

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

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Racing to keep pace with London’s growth

30/04/2015Racing to keep pace with London’s growth

David Waboso, director of capital programmes at London Underground, looks back at recent achievements, and ahead to the next few years. Last... more >
Making the grade: FTNx will yield an asset-rich rail industry with crucial commercial and safety benefits

01/03/2015Making the grade: FTNx will yield an asset-rich rail industry with crucial commercial and safety benefits

Mike Hewitt, head of next generation networks at AlanDick Communications, explains why the UK rail industry’s transition to an FTNx network... more >
Maximising security, improving safety

01/03/2015Maximising security, improving safety

Successfully tackling theft and other types of route crime can have a massive impact on the smooth running of the rail network. Having won the 20... more >
Big data risk analysis for rail

01/03/2015Big data risk analysis for rail

Dr Coen van Gulijk, reader in Railway Safety at the University of Huddersfield, and Marcus Dacre, the Safety Risk Assessment Manager at RSSB, dis... more >

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Opening of NUCKLE stations pushed back until June

06/05/2015Opening of NUCKLE stations pushed back until June

The completion date for two new stations as part of the long-awaited Coventry to Nuneaton rail upgrade has been pushed back to June 2015.  ... more >