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Catalis wins National Express East Coast training contract

14.05.08: Catalis have won the contract to support the delivery of technical and mandatory training for National Express East Coast. The contract is for a period of up to three years and courses will be delivered mainly at train service delivery depots in... more >

Corporate Manslaughter Act – are you prepared?

14.05.08: The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force on 6th April 2008. This long awaited legislation brings with it new risks for rail network operators, say Caroline May and David Beckenham The CMA introduces a new o... more >

Craig King appointed Catalis technical Director

14.05.08: Craig King has been appointed technical director of Catalis Training. He will join the Catalis board and has responsibilities for the rail division specialising in signalling and telecommunications engineering. After a long and varied caree... more >

Crossrail on track for 2017

14.05.08: The recent publication of OJEU contract notices has turned the spotlight back on Crossrail. It is clear that CLRL are staying focused on delivering what will be the largest engineering project in Europe, on time and on budget Cross London R... more >

Drug & alcohol screening emergencies

14.05.08: Alison Brown, chief executive officer of Healthcare Connections, looks at emergency ‘for cause’ screening services Anyone who works under Railway Group Standards should be well aware of the workplace safety requirements that dic... more >

East London Line bridge installed over Great Eastern Railway

14.05.08: Commuters travelling into Liverpool Street Station in central London will have noticed the appearance of a new bridge over the railway tracks. International consultancy Scott Wilson, with its partners Benaim, was responsible for the design of th... more >

Escalator trolleys make light of heavy work

14.05.08: Escalator trolleys are being used by Tube Lines to enhance the safe working of its track team responsible for upgrading 109 kilometres of track by 2010. The trolley – specifically designed for use on the London Underground network –... more >

Escalator trolleys make light of heavy work

14.05.08: Escalator trolleys are being used by Tube Lines to enhance the safe working of its track team responsible for upgrading 109 kilometres of track by 2010. The trolley – specifically designed for use on the London Underground network –... more >

Eurostar traveller numbers rise by over 21%

14.05.08: Revenues increase by record 25% as more travellers are attracted to high-speed rail Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator between Britain and mainland Europe, has reported a 21.3% rise in traveller numbers to 2.17 million betwee... more >

Getting to grips with GRIP

14.05.08: Martin Bishop gets to grip with GRIP, the Guide to Railway Investment Projects which describes how Network Rail manages and controls projects that enhance or renew the national rail network I think it is true to say that whereas most peop... more >

Grass is greener at home for rail engineers

14.05.08: Ironically for a field involved in transportation, rail engineers are the least well travelled group amongst their peers. EPCglobal uncovered this interesting fact after conducting a survey of 1,600 engineers of all nationalities and from a... more >

Health, safety, environmental impact and accessibility: achieving the least bad compromise between conflicting objectives

14.05.08: Everyone wants a safe railway, one that does not damage the health of its employees, passengers or neighbours, a railway that has a low environmental impact and one that is accessible to the disabled, families with children and cyclists. Unfortu... more >

Imaging the subsurface

14.05.08: Reynolds Geo-Sciences Ltd (RGSL) is the leading and largest independent geophysical consultancy in the UK. The team of highly qualified and experienced geophysicists are used to dealing with projects small and large and are currently working on... more >

Interfleet to open north of the border

14.05.08: Scotland is the next stop for leading international rail consultancy Interfleet, which is due to open its first office in Scotland this month. When the Edinburgh office opens, the city will join an Interfleet office list that includes addre... more >

Metrolink expansion on the way as ‘preferred bidder’ selected

14.05.08: Transport bosses have named the consortium they would like to build Greater Manchester’s three new Metrolink lines. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) has selected the M-Pact Thales consortium as preferred bidder... more >

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Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

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In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... more >

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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 Ye... read more >

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Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >
TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roads director, has been leading on the development of the seven economic... more >
Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

22/01/2019Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

In the jigsaw puzzle of regional transport decision-making, there must be collaboration and compromise. Midlands Connect media lead James Bovill ... 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. ... more > more last word articles >

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The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

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Changing the London skyline with HS2

26/03/2019Changing the London skyline with HS2

Lisa Hogben, HS2 programme delivery manager for area south enabling works, explains how the arrival of HS2’s first tower cranes shows chang... more >
Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

26/03/2019Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... more >
Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

19/03/2019Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier ... more >
26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

19/03/201926-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery ... more >