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Ep 11. With Invisi Smart shield you can confidently touch a ticket machine, Saba Yussouf

28 May 2020Saba Yussouf, CEO of Invisi Smart Technologies UK, joins host Ailsa Cowen for episode 11 of Rail Technology Magazine's podcast Track Talk. This partnered episode allows the rail industry to hear about a revolutionary piece of technology that has... more >

Revolutionary £2.7bn plan for Derbyshire’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

28 May 2020A £2.7bn transport plan to deliver fast and frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton and key development sties across the East Midlands has been released, with hopes to aid the economic recovery for Derbyshire post... more >

Ep 10. We need to keep investing in rail, Kate Jennings

27 May 2020Policy Director and Lead Coronavirus Response Co-Ordinator at RIA, Kate Jennings, joined host Matt Roberts on Track Talk to discuss how the rail industry can and will respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Kate is responsible for supporting the RIA... more >

GTR uses 30-day Coronavirus killer to help protect passengers and colleagues

26 May 2020Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) entire fleet of Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express trains, plus stations and staff areas have been treated with a powerful new viruscide which sticks to surfaces, killing Coronavirus for... more >

ROI is up and Carbon is down: a new RTM experience

26 May 2020The world has had to face changes and challenges in 2020 but Rail Technology Magazine began its next stage of evolution long before COVID-19 was discovered. Last year the RTM team embarked on a journey evaluating technology partners that could he... more >

Network Rail worker donates PPE to Northumberland school

26 May 2020A Network Rail worker in the North East has donated spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to Collingwood School in Morpeth so children with additional needs can safely continue vital education during the Covid-19 outbreak. Malcolm Tait is a M... more >

Biggest restoration of Barmouth Viaduct in its history

26 May 2020Network Rail will begin a £25m project on Barmouth Viaduct to upgrade and protect the 1864 bridge for local people and visitors in the future. The work on the Grade II listed structure will involve replacing a large number of the timber and... more >

HS2: Tunnel Boring Machines first images revealed

26 May 2020HS2 have today (May 26) releveled the first images of their two Tunnel Boring Machines set to begin working on the project later this year. The TBMs are 170m in length, nearly 5 times the length of a football pitch, each one weights roughly 2000... more >

Greater Anglia appoints environment and energy manager

22 May 2020Rail operator, Greater Anglia, has appointed a new Environment and Energy Manager to support its sustainability goals and raise awareness of environmental issues within the railway. Before taking on her new role, Stephanie Evans worked for two un... more >

Meeting the challenge of PPE

21 May 2020Words provided by Jermyn Street Design editorially reviewed by Rail Technology Magazine   As train operators face the huge challenge of getting their operations up and running again, one of the main issues to address is prote... more >

LEP approves £3.8m for Chesterfield Station Masterplan

21 May 2020Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire LEP (D2N2) approved a £3.8m grant yesterday (May 20), to part fund the construction of the £7.42m Hollis Lane Link Road project in Chesterfield. It forms a vital part of the Chesterfield... more >

TfGM launches campaign to encourage social distancing

21 May 2020As residents across Greater Manchester begin to emerge and need to travel, the region’s transport body, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has launched a campaign encouraging passengers to stay safe and take only necessary journeys. more >

Plans submitted for new Moseley railway station

21 May 2020As efforts to reopen Birmingham’s Camp Hill line to passengers continues to take major steps forward, plans have been officially submitted for a new Moseley Railway Station. more >

HS2: More important than ever to invest in essential skills

20 May 2020Coronavirus has generated significant uncertainty throughout the rail industry, with those employers who have invested in an essential skills framework managing to adapt best to the unprecedented times more >

Network Rail to complete critical signalling work on SE London lines

20 May 2020Railway lines through Hither Green in South East London are set to be closed for a nine-day period between July 25, 2020 and August 2, 2020 to allow Network Rail to complete critical signalling upgrades in the area. more >

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The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

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On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

29/06/2020On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

Following an independent audit, Sulzer’s Nottingham Service Centre has been accepted as part of the rail industry supplier approval scheme (RISAS). The accreditation reinforces the high-quality standards that are maintained by Sulzer’s... more >
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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 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK, Pearson Business School, part of... more >