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North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

17.10.19: The North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed rail network, argues a report from the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review warning against cancelling the major infrastructure projects without viable alternatives. The review, estab...

TCR North 2019: Putting passengers first with innovation

TCR North 2019: Putting passengers first with innovation

04.10.19: As morning rolled into afternoon at TransCityRail North, attendees once more gathered in the conference hall to listen attentively to talks on past, present and future – bringing innovation, investment and information to the rail industry of the N...

TCR North 2019: The SIX things we learned from the morning talks

TCR North 2019: The SIX things we learned from the morning talks

03.10.19: With the morning discussions having come to a close, and the delegates breaking for lunch full of newfound knowledge and exciting plans for the future, we can take a look back at some of the key highlights to have come out of this morning’s talks.

Rail college rebrand to reflect growing demand of rail sector

Rail college rebrand to reflect growing demand of rail sector

01.10.19: The National College for High Speed Rail is getting a fresh new look, after it announced today that it is rebranding to the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI). The college has been serving the rail industry&rsquo...

The importance of edge infrastructure

The importance of edge infrastructure

26.09.19: The world is in the midst of a digital revolution, bringing with it a new level of opportunity for innovation in the rail industry. Vertiv is at the centre of this digitalisation and, ahead of next month’s TransCityRail North event, RTM&rsqu...

Network Rail’s, Anna-Jane Hunter on HS2, NPR, and supply chain opportunities

Network Rail’s, Anna-Jane Hunter on HS2, NPR, and supply chain opportunities

29.08.19: Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and the success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the netwo...

Rail Freight Group’s Maggie Simpson on supply chain opportunities, Digital Railway, and HS2

Rail Freight Group’s Maggie Simpson on supply chain opportunities, Digital Railway, and HS2

27.08.19: Rail freight is vital to Britain's economic success. Contributing £1.7bn to the economy, it is a vibrant, growing sector. As Director of the Rail Freight Group, Maggie Simpson, plays a key part in ensuring the voices of Rail Freight Group members...

North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

16.08.19: Key leaders from across the North of England have called for Government commitment to a ‘Northern Budget’ which could be used to deliver a boost to the region’s infrastructure.

FULL SPEECH - PM pledges Manchester-Leeds Rail Route

FULL SPEECH - PM pledges Manchester-Leeds Rail Route

29.07.19: PM pledges new Manchester-Leeds Rail Route to unleash regional growth

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

26.07.19: Wide ranging improvements to rail services are being lined up for the Doncaster area following the launch of the new Integrated Rail Plan by the Sheffield City Region. The plan, which has been welcomed by the Department for Transport, sets out a...

Sheffield City Region mayor launches major rail plan

Sheffield City Region mayor launches major rail plan

19.07.19: An ambitious new plan for the future of the Sheffield City Region’s rail network was launched today by the city region’s mayor. The Integrated Rail Plan, produced by Sheffield City Region and its local authority partners, sets out how the regio...

Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

16.07.19: Williams Rail Review: an update on progress Keith Williams, independent Chair of the Rail Review, provides an update at a Northern Powerhouse Partnership event.

Rail leaders respond as HS2 vote passes

Rail leaders respond as HS2 vote passes

16.07.19: Members of Parliament (MPs) have expressed anger at the government for pushing through phase 2a of HS2 through the House of Commons. The Phase 2a High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill passed with 263 votes in favour to only 17 against.

Competition opens to convert retiring Pacer trains in the North

Competition opens to convert retiring Pacer trains in the North

12.07.19: Community groups in the North of England can now submit their plans on how to renovate retiring Pacer train carriages. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced the scheme earlier this year, and argues that instead of scrapping the trains they...

HSRIL warn scrapping HS2 could cost thousands of jobs

HSRIL warn scrapping HS2 could cost thousands of jobs

12.07.19: A significant report published yesterday claims that completing HS2 is essential for “smashing the UK’s north-south divide” and warns that scrapping the project could cost thousands of jobs. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSR...

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