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Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

25 April 2018Half of all Tube and rail pay as you go journeys are regularly made using contactless payment or mobile devices, the latest figures from TfL have revealed. The payment method was launched on buses in December 2012 and across London Tube and rail...

RMT backs disabled passengers protest in London

RMT backs disabled passengers protest in London

09 April 2018RMT has backed the campaign ‘Save Access at Brentford station’ which aims to keep guards on South Western Railway (SWR) trains. The rally will take place at Brentford station on 18 April at 10am in protest of the threat of losing guar...

Network Rail submits application for major Gatwick station transformation

Network Rail submits application for major Gatwick station transformation

09 April 2018A planning application has been submitted for a redevelopment of Gatwick Airport’s station to reduce congestion and improve passenger experience. The proposals, which were submitted to Crawley Borough Council by Network Rail in partnership...

TfL successfully expands testing of CBTC signalling system to Baker Street junction

TfL successfully expands testing of CBTC signalling system to Baker Street junction

27 March 2018TfL yesterday announced that it had successfully expanded the testing of its new Tube signalling system which will be used on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. The system, which is already in use on the Northern...

Khan approves £750,000 funding for Croydon tram crash community

Khan approves £750,000 funding for Croydon tram crash community

12 March 2018The mayor of London has today agreed plans for £750,000 of funding over the next three years to support community measures in Croydon, in response to the 2016 tram crash. Sadiq Khan said the money was earmarked for health and social care su...

Union announces two separate sets of strike action on DLR over KAD disagreement

Union announces two separate sets of strike action on DLR over KAD disagreement

07 March 2018The RMT union has confirmed today that it plans to run two separate strikes on DLR services in March and April after major disagreements with operator Keolis Amey Dockland (KAD). Initial issues between the two parties were sparked by a dispute ov...

Khan asserts commitment to West London Overground extension in transport strategy

Khan asserts commitment to West London Overground extension in transport strategy

01 March 2018Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has this week reasserted his commitment to a West London Orbital rail line as he announced his transport strategy for the next 25 years. The announcement follows a draft plan being submitted in June this year, and after...

TfL completes biggest test of Tube’s signalling upgrade

TfL completes biggest test of Tube’s signalling upgrade

19 February 2018Transport for London (TfL) has completed a weekend of testing on a brand new signalling system set to transform the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. More trains ran between Hammersmith and Edgware Road this weekend...

Night Overground services to extend to north London for first time

Night Overground services to extend to north London for first time

13 February 2018Night Overground services will extend to serve Canonbury and Highbury and Islington stations from 23 February 2018. The new service will link the Overground to the Night Tube network via the Victoria line for the first time, and will make la...

‘Affordable’ Hopper fares to be extended on London Tube network

‘Affordable’ Hopper fares to be extended on London Tube network

02 February 2018The mayor of London has this week confirmed the extension of Hopper fares on London rail services and the Underground. Sadiq Khan’s policy means passengers will be able to pay a fee to travel for a one-hour period on most of London’s...

DLR faces industrial action after talks with contractor fail

DLR faces industrial action after talks with contractor fail

31 January 2018A 48 hour strike on London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will commence tomorrow, the RMT has confirmed. The union says that the industrial action is over a “comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations” after talks failed e...

TfL completes largest ever test of new signalling system

TfL completes largest ever test of new signalling system

04 December 2017TfL has completed its biggest test to date of its brand new signalling system. Engineers have worked over the weekend testing trains on a new computer-based signalling and controls system between Hammersmith and Edgeware Road, which will be the f...

TfL still eyeing £700m annual savings in final 5-year business plan

TfL still eyeing £700m annual savings in final 5-year business plan

27 November 2017TfL has published its updated five-year Business Plan, which confirms how the organisation will deliver the Mayor’s Transport Strategy to make the capital a greener, more prosperous city. It will need to absorb £700m annually over fiv...

Successful trial means Tube on track for 4G coverage by 2019

Successful trial means Tube on track for 4G coverage by 2019

27 November 2017The Tube network will see 4G connectivity arrive in 2019, TfL has confirmed, meaning mayor Sadiq Khan’s original ambitions will be able to go ahead. The news comes following a successful trial of the technology on the Waterloo & City li...

Fighting heat in the Underground

Fighting heat in the Underground

24 November 2017RTM looks at the successes of the Cooling the Tube programme so far and what TfL hopes to achieve in the coming years. Despite what was a relatively mild summer, in this year’s June/July edition we decided to take a look at the reasons behi...

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Children remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep distance

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South Western Railways staff members are using an unlikely voice to spread the message to passengers about face coverings. New station annou... more >
TfN calls for backing of £5bn Northern Infrastructure Pipeline proposals

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Today (12 Aug) Transport for the North has revealed its blueprint for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), a 30-year investment plan of infr... more >

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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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On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

29/06/2020On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

Following an independent audit, Sulzer’s Nottingham Service Centre has been accepted as part of the rail industry supplier approval scheme (RISAS). The accreditation reinforces the high-quality standards that are maintained by Sulzer’s network of independent repair facilities across t... 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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Rail companies call for polluters to pay their fair share

12/08/2020Rail companies call for polluters to pay their fair share

Rail Delivery Group have submitted proposals to influence the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in hope of encouraging passengers... more >