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Lighting the way

21.11.06: A brighter future, with reduced costs, and slashed maintenance bills. Is it possible? RTM finds out how the dream can become reality. The technology behind Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) was first developed in 1923. However, in its early stag... more >

A brighter future with Indigo

01.11.06: With a specialist transport department to manage and operate railway and airport contracts, and an long-established partnership approach, Indigo Services (UK) has established a leading position in the provision of cleaning services to the rail t... more >

A visible improvement below ground

01.11.06: Graffiti costs the London Underground millions of pounds every year, and surveys have shown that people feel safer in graffiti-free areas. The need to protect the walls of the tube is obvious to everyone. AquaTec has being working for sever... more >

A whole new way of planning rail projects

01.11.06: By Richard Ormerod, Construction Industry Manager, Asta Development Rail projects are far better planned using Time-Location diagrams than conventional Project Management software, as companies such as Bechtel, Metronet, Grant Rail and Firs... more >

Brett starts work on CTRL infrastructure maintenance depot

01.11.06: Brett Civils, a division of Brett Construction, one of the south east’s leading contractors, has started work on a £1.7 million civil and external works project to create a new Infrastructure Maintenance Depot as part of the Channel... more >

Condition Monitoring – is it relevant to the Rail Industry?

01.11.06: Most people involved in maintenance on the rail network have heard of the term Condition Monitoring (CM). In the past this form of proactive maintenance has largely been applied to the maintenance of rotating equipment in process industry - typi... more >

Cooking up a recipe for the future

01.11.06: The old adage “too many cooks spoil the broth” does not always apply – and it certainly doesn’t apply to the London Underground. When you have just three or four hours each night to undertake a complete refurbishment... more >

EuroChemi Provides Advanced De-Icing Solution

01.11.06: EuroChemi, an innovative supplier of chemical cleaning and maintenance products to the Rail Industry, has developed a technologically advanced defrosting agent, Arctic Melt. The all in one de-icing solution offers excellent adhesion to platforms... more >

Everything rosy in the Garden

01.11.06: An inside look at the Covent Garden congestion relief project Originally opened in 1907, Covent Garden station serves thousands of people a day, adding up to almost 17m passengers per year. They are attracted to Covent Garden as one of Lond... more >

Exacting Prefab Pile Cages for BSR Metro at Grange Hill

01.11.06: Steve Render, technical director of Romtech, tells RTM about an exciting recent project in the capital BSR Metros has completed a demanding series of works for London Underground at Grange Hill. During the Grange Hill project, BSR used... more >

Faceo – helping clients clean up their act

01.11.06: Having sound systems and processes ensures that you comply with the latest legislative requirements, but actually doing something about the output involves more than just processes. Innovation, ownership and long-term planning, coupled with soun... more >

Giken Reaction Base

01.11.06: RTM previews Giken’s brand new product, a revolution in embankment technology Whether your embankment or cutting needs stabilising, improving or enlarging, additional land take is a major consideration. Either you need space to allow... more >

Holleran - Delivering Electricity and Drainage Solutions for the Rail Industry

01.11.06: With a turnover approaching £100m, Holleran has been providing civil engineering services to the rail industry for more than twenty years, on projects ranging from the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Ebbsfleet Station to long-term contracts w... more >

How to win approval from those who matter

01.11.06: The Rail Safety and Standards Board recently introduced a sweeping new scheme, RISAB, to govern the approval process for rail industry suppliers. Here Colin Turpin, technical director of CORREL Rail, tells us why the scheme was introduced &ndash... more >


01.11.06: Rail Technology reports how ITT Flygt’s ‘new force in dewatering’ 2600 pumps will exceed current market standards in terms of durability. With a new hydraulic design, the recently launched 2600 Series provides longer periods of... more >

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Government gives ‘hugely important’ £208m Belfast Transport Hub the green light

22/03/2019Government gives ‘hugely important’ £208m Belfast Transport Hub the green light

A new £208m Belfast Transport Hub with major rail and bus connections has been granted planning permission by the Department of Infrastruct... more >
New to-the-minute measures for train punctuality introduced to tackle delays

22/03/2019New to-the-minute measures for train punctuality introduced to tackle delays

New measures of train punctuality are to be released by train operators and Network Rail next month in a bid to improve performance. The Rai... more >
FirstGroup finalises £100m order for Hitachi trains as plans for London-Edinburgh rail link move forward

22/03/2019FirstGroup finalises £100m order for Hitachi trains as plans for London-Edinburgh rail link move forward

FirstGroup has finalised a £100m order for Hitachi AT300 electric trainsets in a partnership between the two companies to create a new Lond... 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 West Midlands 30-year strategy

19/03/2019The West Midlands 30-year strategy

Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), outlines the West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy 2018-2047. Th... more >
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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 >
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 >
East West Rail: the next steps

19/03/2019East West Rail: the next steps

In January, five route options for the central section of East West Rail were published as part of a public consultation on the next phase of the... more >
Rail's role in transit-orientated developments

19/03/2019Rail's role in transit-orientated developments

Jonathan Bray, director at the Urban Transport Group (UTG), argues that transit-oriented developments are the future – and that rail has a ... more >