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Crossrail a ‘textbook example of getting it right’ – MPs

24.07.14: MPs have lauded the £15bn Crossrail project as a ‘textbook example’ of how to get things right on major, complex infrastructure projects – which can be difficult to deliver on time and to budget. A report from the Pu... more >

Local authorities key to unlocking HS2 regeneration – McLoughlin

24.07.14: Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships will play a vital role in unlocking the regeneration and growth opportunities HS2 has to offer, according to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin. In his response to the independent HS2... more >

Two Together Railcard sales hit 100,000

24.07.14: At least 100,000 Two Together Railcards have been sold since the project’s launch in March, with the initiative being hailed a ‘huge hit’ by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). The Two Together Railcard al... more >

Brown report calls on NR to tackle rail resilience

23.07.14: Network Rail should undertake a review of route sections at risk from coastal storms or flooding, in light of events at Dawlish earlier this year. A government-commissioned report, led by former chairman of Eurostar Richard Brown CBE, said... more >

Crossrail completes tunnel segment production

23.07.14: Crossrail has cast the last of its 250,000 concrete segments, used to line the tunnels of Europe’s largest infrastructure project. The final piece was manufactured at Crossrail’s specially built factory in Chatham, Kent, which h... more >

Rail worker safety at worst level for seven years – ORR

23.07.14: The number of track workers being injured has hit a seven-year high, according to the Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR) annual safety report. Workforce safety continues to be a significant challenge for the industry, with three deaths... more >

Development work at Euston station set to begin

22.07.14: Work on the £12.5m development of Euston station is to get underway later this month, with Network Rail looking to expand the size and retail offerings at London’s fourth busiest station. During phase one of the scheme, the piaz... more >

Hitachi unveils new commuter train design

22.07.14: Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd has revealed its newly designed AT200 commuter train, which can be provided in three-car to 12-car formations depending on route line requirements. It is aimed at the outer suburban and regional market, and the compa... more >

Manchester ROC officially opened

22.07.14: Manchester’s new state-of-the-art rail operating centre (ROC) has officially been opened by Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council. The ROC, near Ashburys station in Manchester, is one of 12 which will eventually manage... more >

Abellio increases services to Stansted Airport

21.07.14: Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) is to double the number of off-peak trains running between Cambridge and Stansted Airport, providing an extra 1,700 seats per day. Eight extra trains will run in each direction between 9.30am and 10pm, in additi... more >

Baroness Kramer opens new James Cook station

21.07.14: The new £2.2m Tees Valley rail station, which will provide a vital link in the area’s transport infrastructure, has officially been opened by minister of state for transport Baroness Kramer. Up to 17 Northern Rail trains on the... more >

HS2 construction HQ will be in Birmingham

21.07.14: The construction headquarters of HS2 are to be located in Birmingham, bringing up to 1,500 highly paid jobs to the city. HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for the project, said that while some jobs would move from London to its new premises... more >

MTR Corporation wins £1.4bn contract to run Crossrail services

18.07.14: MTR Corporation has been awarded a £1.4bn contract by Transport for London (TfL) to operate Crossrail services. The company, which together with Arriva already runs London's Overground metro service, signed the contract for eight year... more >

Network Rail exploring Cardiff Central redevelopment options

18.07.14: Network Rail is exploring options to deliver a major redevelopment at Cardiff Central station during its next five-year funding period, which starts in 2019. The plans could see an extension to the Grade II listed building to create a bigge... more >

TfL awards new traffic signals maintenance contracts

18.07.14: Transport for London (TfL) has awarded new traffic signals maintenance contracts, worth around £317m, which will see the capital’s 6,000 traffic signals upgraded and maintained to the latest, greenest standards. Subject to the t... more >

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Two Together Railcard sales hit 100,000

24/07/2014Two Together Railcard sales hit 100,000

At least 100,000 Two Together Railcards have been sold since the project’s launch in March, with the initiative being hailed a ‘huge ... more >
Crossrail a ‘textbook example of getting it right’ – MPs

24/07/2014Crossrail a ‘textbook example of getting it right’ – MPs

MPs have lauded the £15bn Crossrail project as a ‘textbook example’ of how to get things right on major, complex infrastructure... more >
Local authorities key to unlocking HS2 regeneration – McLoughlin

24/07/2014Local authorities key to unlocking HS2 regeneration – McLoughlin

Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships will play a vital role in unlocking the regeneration and growth opportunities HS2 has to offe... more >

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01/07/2014Too many to mention

The RTM team has been very busy since the last edition went to press, at events big and small. We were there at Infrarail and Rail Live, of course, two great and inspiring shows – as well as the more research-focused Next Generation Rail. Then there was Gen Y Rail, the series of competitions put on by RTM’s own UK Rail Industry Training Trust. That fantastic series of events reached its conclusion in June with a national fin... read more >

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Victoria Station Upgrade

01/07/2014Victoria Station Upgrade

Craig Prangley, project director of the Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall joint venture, and Glenn Keelan, programme manager at London Underground, give a... more >
Delivering the North Doncaster Chord

01/07/2014Delivering the North Doncaster Chord

Adrian Elliott, Alliance manager on the North Doncaster Chord at Network Rail, talked to RTM about delivering the new railway flyover. On 26 Jun... more >
Bringing innovation funding together for a brighter future

01/07/2014Bringing innovation funding together for a brighter future

David Clarke, director of FutureRailway, says the programme is building on the success of the Enabling Innovation Team (EIT) thanks to a new part... more >

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Great time to be a rail engineer

Great time to be a rail engineer

Phillip Hodgson, rail and property department manager at Matchtech, discusses the opportunities available for rail engineers in CP5. There was a... more > more last word articles >

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Labour set to unveil part re-nationalisation rail plans

18/07/2014Labour set to unveil part re-nationalisation rail plans

It now looks set that Labour will unveil a promise to change the law to allow for the part re-nationalisation of the rail network, if the party c... more >
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Listen to London - The Future of London Underground

26 Jul 2014 10:00

The Mayor of London proposes: -cuts to station staff -closure of all ticket offices -dri...

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Steam on the Underground: 150 years of the Hammersmith & City Line

02 Aug 2014

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hammersmith and City line with an exciting opportunity t...

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Steam on the Underground: 150 years of the Hammersmith & City Line

09 Aug 2014

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hammersmith and City line with an exciting opportunity t...

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Steam: Rickmansworth to Chesham

16 Aug 2014

Enjoy a stunning steam train ride on the Metropolitan Line between Rickmansworth and Chesham. O...

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Waterfront Rail Conference: The Future of Railway in Britain

11 Sep 2014

Sharon Hedges, passenger manager, will be presenting to the Waterfront Rail Conference about &l...

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High Speed Rail – Vision into Reality

16/07/2014 18:00 - 20:30

The IET, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HS2 Ltd are collaborating on a regional programme of knowledge dissemination on high speed rail across the UK

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The 2014 Festival of Modern Tramways

19/07/2014 - 20/07/2014

Now in its twenty-sixth year, the Festival features the highest quality model tramway layouts and displays. There are sales stands to supply the modeller with all the necessary materials, kits, drawings, photographs, books etc., for model tram building. There is a competition, with a trophy given for the best model tram of the show (no competition entry fee, just bring along your models).

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The 2014 Festival of Modern Tramways

19/07/2014 - 20/07/2014

Now in its twenty-sixth year, the Festival features the highest quality model tramway layouts and displays. There are sales stands to supply the modeller with all the necessary materials, kits, drawings, photographs, books etc., for model tram building. There is a competition, with a trophy given for the best model tram of the show (no competition entry fee, just bring along your models).

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Listen to London - The Future of London Underground

26/07/2014 10:00 - 14:00

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A slow train to the future?

01/07/2014A slow train to the future?

Malcolm Dowden, consultant at Charles Russell LLP, updates RTM on the HS2 legislation. Parliamentary scrutiny of the first stage of HS2 has just... more >
BIM at New Street

01/07/2014BIM at New Street

Mace is working as delivery partner with Network Rail for the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station. Paul Dalton, senior project manager f... more >
Enery audits to hit all businesses

01/07/2014Enery audits to hit all businesses

The government’s decision to implement energy audits on all non-SMEs before 5 December 2015 will cause a headache for every company relying... more >
Making All Jobs Greener

01/07/2014Making All Jobs Greener

Jonathan Nobbs, corporate network and development manager at the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), discusses the All... more >