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Fleet Revolution: New fleet strategy heralds a radical overhaul of strategy

Fleet Revolution: New fleet strategy heralds a radical overhaul of strategy

01.11.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Michael Black, supply chain services director for Network Rail, explains how its new fleet strategy heralds a radical overhaul of its services, new trains – and better performance. Network Rail&rs...

The right time for on time

The right time for on time

01.11.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Jay Symonds, senior analyst in the ORR’s information and analyst team, provides the low down on the new ‘On Time’ punctuality measures following the first release of the to-the-minute stati...

Borders Railway delivers for entire network

Borders Railway delivers for entire network

31.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Simon Walton, chair of the highly influential Campaign for Borders Rail, argues completing the reconstruction of the line though the Scottish Borders will deliver benefits for the entire UK network. Uni...

No compromise for safety

No compromise for safety

31.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Life is normally full of compromises, but hopefully not anymore with a new range of high-tech lens developments from Bollé Safety for the Rail Industry. For any conditions, in any working environment...

Managing workforce: Fatigue in the rail industry

Managing workforce: Fatigue in the rail industry

31.10.19: Source: RTM Oct/Nov 2019   Workforce fatigue can have a similar effect to drugs or alcohol, making it a very serious worry in the rail industry. Julian Hendon, Network Rail’s programme manager, tells us of their updated Fatigue...

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...

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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 >