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Versatile coating system enhances Indestructible Paint rail industry role

Versatile coating system enhances Indestructible Paint rail industry role

12 August 2020A highlysatile and robust epoxy coating system has now been introduced by specialist manufacturer, Indestructible Paint Ltd, with particular benefits for the rail industry. The development – centred on the introduction of the company’...

Network Rail partners with Cycling UK for new initiative

Network Rail partners with Cycling UK for new initiative

03 August 2020Network Rail and Cycle UK have launched a partnership today (Aug 8) in light of a fifth of Brits saying they would consider cycling to work. A new YouGov study, commissioned by Network Rail has revealed that 20% of people are now likely to consid...

TE Connectivity to host webinar on data connectivity for railway architecture

TE Connectivity to host webinar on data connectivity for railway architecture

26 June 2020Emerging innovations in railway systems are breaking through to the next stages of productivity and automation, and it’s important to optimize these systems in order to keep trains on track for longer and meet industry requirements.​ In this...

CGI: Supporting and inspiring the next generation

CGI: Supporting and inspiring the next generation

09 June 2020Education has recently undergone a seismic transformation. Most students are learning from home which is a shift that has impacted millions of families across the UK.  This new normal for education comes with various challenges. Access, motiv...

Freightliner – what we do

Freightliner – what we do

08 June 2020As an established rail freight operator with 55 years’ experience in delivering first-class rail freight solutions for our customers, Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has had a critical role to play during...

Thermoteknix: World leading thermal imaging

Thermoteknix: World leading thermal imaging

02 June 2020Thermoteknix is one of the world’s leading thermal imaging companies and has supplied thousands of its cameras and systems since it was founded in 1982.  Its cameras are used in many security, surveillance, industrial applications and f...

ROI is up and Carbon is down: a new RTM experience

ROI is up and Carbon is down: a new RTM experience

26 May 2020The world has had to face changes and challenges in 2020 but Rail Technology Magazine began its next stage of evolution long before COVID-19 was discovered. Last year the RTM team embarked on a journey evaluating technology partners that could he...

Greater Anglia appoints environment and energy manager

Greater Anglia appoints environment and energy manager

22 May 2020Rail operator, Greater Anglia, has appointed a new Environment and Energy Manager to support its sustainability goals and raise awareness of environmental issues within the railway. Before taking on her new role, Stephanie Evans worked for two un...

SOCOTEC 'Business Ready' initiative to help businesses resume operations

SOCOTEC 'Business Ready' initiative to help businesses resume operations

21 May 2020Words provided by SOCOTEC editorially reviewed by Rail Technology Magazine SOCOTEC has developed ‘Business Ready’, a new initiative designed to help organisations prepare as they resume operations in the wake of the Cor...

Meeting the challenge of PPE

Meeting the challenge of PPE

21 May 2020Words provided by Jermyn Street Design editorially reviewed by Rail Technology Magazine   As train operators face the huge challenge of getting their operations up and running again, one of the main issues to address is prote...

Overhead conductor rail for 250 km-h proven in single track tunnels

Overhead conductor rail for 250 km-h proven in single track tunnels

14 May 2020In the single-track, 15.4km long Ceneri Base Tunnel, high-speed tests have been running since April 20. On May 1st, at 03.30am Deutsche Bahn's High Speed ICE-S test train successfully reached the speed of 275 km/h. From the 13th May onwards, the...

Althon Precast Headwalls on Network Rail Projects

Althon Precast Headwalls on Network Rail Projects

21 April 2020Since 2011 Althon have been supplying Network Rail projects across the whole of the UK. As the UK’s leading supplier of precast concrete headwalls and associated accessories with the UK’s largest range of headwalls, Althon is wel...

Ep 8 Safely shaping a sustainable railway, Martin Frobisher

Ep 8 Safely shaping a sustainable railway, Martin Frobisher

20 February 2020Martin Frobisher, Group director, Safety, Technical & Engineering and Network Rail, joins us in the RTM Podcast room to discuss the renewable railway of the future and safety on the track. As a Director of industry giant, Network Rail, Martin...

Eliminate rail track pollution and protect your railway ballast and our environment

Eliminate rail track pollution and protect your railway ballast and our environment

11 February 2020The Challenge  Stop spills or contamination before the event of contamination occurs to protect our environment with OPEC’s (https://www.opec.co.uk/railway-protection-trays.html Rail Track Protection Trays).  Drainage plays an im...

Northern on the hunt for new apprentices

Northern on the hunt for new apprentices

06 February 2020Arriva Rail North (Northern) has announced it is looking for apprentice applicants to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The scheme will enable 16 of these apprentices to train as engineering technicians and five to focus more specifically o...

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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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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 ... more >

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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 >