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Transforming Tees Valley transport

Transforming Tees Valley transport

31.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Heather Scott OBE, Tees Valley Combined Authority cabinet lead for transport, explains how the combined authority and partners are looking to improve transport infrastructure in the Tees Valley. An effi...

The Levenmouth blueprint

The Levenmouth blueprint

30.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   The Levenmouth railway link will deliver substantial social benefits and societal opportunities, unlocking access to cultural activities and attracting business and investment, says Keavy O’Neill, Leve...

Women in Rail challenging perceptions: A gender diverse workplace

Women in Rail challenging perceptions: A gender diverse workplace

30.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2016   Adeline Ginn, founder and chair of Women in Rail, explains the benefits and need for a more gender diverse workforce on the railway, and how her organisation is setting out to achieve this. The rail...

Let's get on with it

Let's get on with it

30.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, explains how the Oakervee Review was the wakeup call HS2 supporters needed. Now action must happen. The autumn of 2019 will go down as one of the most tu...

What do passengers want?

What do passengers want?

30.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   David Powell, rolling stock programme director at Merseytravel, sets out how the transport body is trying to make the most of rail devolution by going directly to the passengers. What do the passengers...

How HS2 is helping the homeless

How HS2 is helping the homeless

29.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   A compassionate collaboration between a rail company and local charities is getting people into employment and tackling homelessness in and around London. Louise Dailly, head of legacy for the Costain Skansk...

What's in the pipeline?

What's in the pipeline?

29.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   After sustained railway industry campaigning, the Government has now published a list of rail enhancements. Now the projects need to be delivered says Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry A...

Leader of Rotherham Council and Mayor of Doncaster ask Government to re-think HS2

Leader of Rotherham Council and Mayor of Doncaster ask Government to re-think HS2

30.09.19: Leader of Rotherham Council, Chris Read and Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, have shared concerns with Douglas Oakervee, the man behind the HS2 review. They have restated their position to go back to the original Meadowhall option or fundamen...

Developing the future of UK infrastructure invested in Southampton

Developing the future of UK infrastructure invested in Southampton

27.09.19: The University of Southampton officially unveils the National Infrastructure Laboratory on its Boldrewood Innovation campus today. The opening of the centre, by chief executive of Network Rail, Andrew Haines, will see the Southampton’...

Andy Burnham reveals plans for a transformed ‘London style’ rail system for Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham reveals plans for a transformed ‘London style’ rail system for Greater Manchester

26.09.19: The Mayor of Greater Manchester has today announced his bold new masterplan for a ‘London style’ transport system of integrated train journeys and multi-modal zonal ticketing. Launching the plans today, Andy Burnham expressed hi...

New rail testing scheme launched for small businesses

New rail testing scheme launched for small businesses

25.09.19: Businesses in the West Midlands are being offered subsidised access to test and trial facilities as a way to boost railway innovation. The University of Birmingham has joined forces with Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC) to offer access...

Get into Railway celebrates five years and £1.6m success

Get into Railway celebrates five years and £1.6m success

23.09.19: The formidable partnership between Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and The Prince’s Trust have announced today (23 September) that their Get into Railway training programme has generated £1.6m since it was set up in 2014. GTR, th...

The next generation of rail infrastructure

The next generation of rail infrastructure

11.09.19: How the rail industry delivers the next generation of complex infrastructure will rely heavily on the people tasked with leading the projects, and the technology they use to do it. Faithful+Gould joined forces with Atkins at this year’s TC...

Putting passengers first

Putting passengers first

11.09.19: How does the rail industry design the railways for the next 40 years, and when it does, how do we make sure it’s all done with the passenger in mind? Jane Fisher joined three members of the Arup team at one of this year’s TCR Midland...

Cleaning up the railways

Cleaning up the railways

10.09.19: Jim Knox, director of Gard Chemicals, explains how the company is helping the rail industry ensure they have the best cleaning and maintenance chemical products available to them. Gard Chemicals is a leading manufacturer of a unique and com...

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23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Year with brand-new infrastructrure to... read 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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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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... 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 >