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RIA and Network Rail launch supply chain survey

RIA and Network Rail launch supply chain survey

25 November 2019The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has today (Nov 25) launched a survey in partnership with Network Rail to gather views from the supply chain on the product acceptance process. The aim of the survey is to gain insight into how the industry v...

Network Rail and BTP launch alcohol-related safety campaign

Network Rail and BTP launch alcohol-related safety campaign

20 November 2019A national campaign launched by Network Rail and British Transport Police is urging the public to take care on railways when drinking alcohol. Alcohol-related incidents on the railways have reached record levels as newly-released figures show a 3...

Network Rail to improve accessibility at Spalding station

Network Rail to improve accessibility at Spalding station

19 November 2019Work to improve Spalding station’s accessibility will begin next month (Dec 3). Improvements to the station include step free access to platform two, more lighting on the footbridge and additional CCTV across the station. More tactile pavi...

A workforce which reflects society

A workforce which reflects society

15 November 2019Loraine Martins MBE, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail, joins us in the studio for the third episode of our RTM podcast, talking at length about her role and how it came about – Loraine was the first person to hold her curr...

Network Rail takes on more accountability as devolution journey continues

Network Rail takes on more accountability as devolution journey continues

12 November 2019Network Rail geographic regions, established in June, have taken on accountability for delivering all projects within their borders. Yesterday (Mon 11) saw the second phase of the company’s passenger focused measures as accountability for a...

Network Rail apprenticeship scheme open

Network Rail apprenticeship scheme open

07 November 2019Network Rail is looking for its next generation of rail leaders with a Level 3 Engineering apprenticeship scheme. The three-year course is taking applications from now and will remain open until all places have been filled ready for March 2020 wh...

Network Rail charity partner says workforce mental health is paramount

Network Rail charity partner says workforce mental health is paramount

06 November 2019The Health and Safety Executive’s annual figures for Great Britain, the Managing Director of Mates in Mind, has urged employers to ensure that they are investing in their work force following a recent report. Mates in Mind, who work in coll...

Three Victorian Manchester railway bridges restored

Three Victorian Manchester railway bridges restored

30 October 2019A plaque was revealed in Great Ducie Street last Friday (Oct 25) to honor the £3.2m Great North Rail Project work by Network Rail, in partnership with the Railway Heritage Trust. The 175-year-old bridges were thoroughly restored to guarante...

Network Rail uses AR to show the next generation of railway footbridges

Network Rail uses AR to show the next generation of railway footbridges

24 October 2019Network Rail is using augmented reality (AR) for the first time to show the next generation of railway footbridges. Design data from Network Rail has been contributed to an app that allows passengers to see replacement footbridges at stations thr...

Arup and Network Rail publish innovative report on ‘Tomorrow’s Living Station’

Arup and Network Rail publish innovative report on ‘Tomorrow’s Living Station’

18 October 2019Arup, in partnership with Network Rail, have published their ‘Tomorrow’s Living Station’ report, exploring the exciting part that stations will play in our towns and cities. The report outlines the importance of evolution with s...

Two Network Rail leaders internationally recognised among most influential women in engineering

Two Network Rail leaders internationally recognised among most influential women in engineering

17 October 2019The Financial Times has selected two Network Rail leaders to appear on the most influential females in engineering list. Just 16.4% of the rail industry in made up of women, but today (17 Oct) has seen the international recognition of two of thos...

ScotRail’s surge in train punctuality ‘no fluke’

ScotRail’s surge in train punctuality ‘no fluke’

17 October 2019 New research shows a huge ‘surge’ in ScotRail trains arriving on time, the biggest year-on-year increase in punctuality since 2015. Scotland’s Railways delivered 36,200 more trains on time since April 1 2019, compared with...

RAIB releases new safety recommendations following recent fatal accident

RAIB releases new safety recommendations following recent fatal accident

16 October 2019The RAIB has delivered a new set of safety recommendations after a passenger suffered fatal injuries after leaning out of a window of a moving train last year. The rail safety branch has made four recommendations and identified two learning point...

Paperless ‘smart ticketing’ for trains backed by Greater Anglia

Paperless ‘smart ticketing’ for trains backed by Greater Anglia

14 October 2019Greater Anglia have given support to the Rail Delivery Group, who are co-ordinating an industry wide campaign this week (14-20 October) to encourage passengers to move away from paper tickets.  ‘Smart Week’ will see events at 73...

Jet-washing trains begin work in Kent and Sussex to remove leaves on the line

Jet-washing trains begin work in Kent and Sussex to remove leaves on the line

08 October 2019Network Rail have deployed jet-washing trains onto the lines in Kent and Sussex, where they will be travelling the equivalent of four times round the Earth in order to clean the railway. Thousands of tonnes of leaves are dropped onto the tracks e...

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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 ... more >
Children remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep distance

12/08/2020Children remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep distance

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

12/08/2020TfN calls for backing of £5bn Northern Infrastructure Pipeline proposals

Today (12 Aug) Transport for the North has revealed its blueprint for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), a 30-yea... 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 TOC, gives RTM an update on the innovative scheme. Recognising that young people are more likely to take a risk trespassing on railway tracks, C... 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 the UK and further afield in its global network. ... 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 >