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'A radically different approach'

'A radically different approach'

01.05.12: NSARE, the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering, is at a crucial stage: it is in the middle of the first wave of inspecting the industry’s training providers, it is developing a new National Competency Database of every engineer...

Bright ideas

Bright ideas

01.05.12: Hitachi and the Royal College of Art Vehicle Design programme are working closely together on a new rolling stock R&D project. Adam Hewitt reports. Hitachi Rail Europe, whose first rolling stock contract in Europe was for the fleet of 2...

Crossrail - getting ready for the railway

Crossrail - getting ready for the railway

01.05.12: Tunnelling is only just starting, but Crossrail is already looking ahead to the hand-over of works from the civils contractors to the installation of track and the tunnel fit-out railway systems works. Adam Hewitt spoke to Siv Bhamra, Systemwide...

Cycle hire arrives at Piccadilly

Cycle hire arrives at Piccadilly

01.05.12: Commuters and travellers arriving in Manchester can now hire folding bikes directly outside Piccadilly station. Transport minister Norman Baker – a big proponent of cycling – has given influential backing to a new cycle hire sch...

Go-ahead for London Bridge

Go-ahead for London Bridge

01.05.12: London Bridge has just received planning approval, marking the next stage of the Thameslink programme. Kate Ashley reports. The proposals to overhaul London Bridge station as part of the Thameslink programme have won formal planning consent...

iRail 2012

iRail 2012

01.05.12: The Derby Roundhouse set the stage for inspiration once more, as students took on the iRail challenge. Kate Ashley reports. The third annual iRail event took place in Derby on March 15, 2012, where teams of school children and college stude...

New-look Class 170s

New-look Class 170s

01.05.12: ScotRail has been undertaking a comprehensive refurbishment and relivery project across much of its fleet, and the latest to benefit are 33 of the Class 170s. Adam Hewitt reports. The first batch of the 33 ScotRail Class 170 Turbostars to b...

The new king of stations

The new king of stations

01.05.12: The new King’s Cross western concourse has been years in the making, but opened to universal acclaim in March at the way it marries the old and new, helps passengers get around, and of course for the stunning latticed columns and roof. Ada...

TIER 2 CONFERENCE: A changing culture - Down the supply chain

TIER 2 CONFERENCE: A changing culture - Down the supply chain

01.05.12: Network Rail’s financial and commercial director David McLoughlin took the conference through an overview of the structural changes that have taken place in the last year. The Network Rail Tier 2 conference, held at its Westwood centr...

TIER 2 CONFERENCE: Collaborative engagement - Permeating good pratice

TIER 2 CONFERENCE: Collaborative engagement - Permeating good pratice

01.05.12: Stephen Blakey, Network Rail’s head of cost planning and bid management, informed the Tier 2 supplier conference in Coventry in February of the latest developments in contracts for suppliers. Network Rail is setting new standards in i...

TIER 2 CONFERENCE: Safety - An agenda for cultural change

TIER 2 CONFERENCE: Safety - An agenda for cultural change

01.05.12: Neil Thompson, regional director for the Central area, spoke to the conference about the importance of safety and ensuring it really is endorsed. Despite admitting to spending most of his time talking to tier 1 contractors, Neil Thompson wa...

Trains for tomorrow

Trains for tomorrow

01.05.12: A partnership between a transport authority, train manufacturer and a university has shown what is possible in forward-looking rolling stock design. Adam Hewitt reports on the ‘Green Train’ project. A four-year project to come u...

Underground – but not London

Underground – but not London

01.05.12: RTM talks to Nick Salt, rail director at construction, infrastructure and design business Morgan Sindall about their work to refurbish three central Liverpool stations’ underground areas. Work is beginning on brightening up Central st...

All together now

All together now

01.03.12: Transport ticketing standards bodies across Europe have taken a major step towards the creation of an EU Intelligent Fare Management Alliance. Adam Hewitt reports. Organisations from across the EU came together on February 15 to sign a memo...

Full speed ahead

01.03.12: Drought conditions have disrupted services on parts of the Fen Line in Norfolk. Network Rail’s Sam Kelly tells RTM how this issue is being tackled to bring train services back up to speed. Speed restrictions are gradually being lifted...

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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 >