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New recruit for UCS rail

New recruit for UCS rail

26.06.09: UCS Rail, the newly formed rail division of UCS Civils, has appointed experienced engineer and manager Terry Everall to its senior management team to help drive the business forward. Last year parent company UCS Civils was approved to work...

Rail union chief celebrates Cuban revolution

23.06.09: Bob Crow was joined by Alabama 3, the band behind the Soprano’s theme song “Woke Up This Morning”, Aleida Guevara, Che Guevara’s daughter, Labour movement legend Tony Benn and a host of other special guests for the 7th An...

Tube driver gets an MBE

19.06.09: Hanne Bingle, a Tube driver on the Victoria line has been honoured with an Honorary MBE for services to equality and public transport Hanne has for many years promoted equal rights for women working in the transport industry and has helped...

ATOC appoints new corporate affairs director

15.06.09: The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has appointed Edward Welsh as its Director of Corporate Affairs. Mr. Welsh is the Programme Director for Media and Campaigns at the Local Government Association (LGA) and takes up his new role...

Chief Constable sets himself an even higher challenge

12.06.09: One of the country’s most senior police officers is heading for new heights to raise money for charity. Ian Johnston, Chief Constable of British Transport Police (BTP), is about to embark on the Three Peaks Challenge, scaling the thre...

Network Rail's it chief voted best in UK

12.06.09: Britain's largest and most influential companies have voted Catherine Doran, Network Rail’s IT chief, as ‘the UK’s most influential technology leader’. Catherine, director of corporate development (including responsi...

Rail Alliance appoints Stevens new Membership Development Manager

12.06.09: The Rail Alliance has announced the appointment of Neil Stevens as their NEW Membership Development Manager working out of their rail storage facility in Warwickshire. With over twenty years experience in the UK rail industry, Neil has work...

Thameslink programme gets new chief

Thameslink programme gets new chief

12.06.09: The £5.5bn congestion-busting Thameslink upgrade is to get a new programme director. Network Rail announced today that it was promoting Jim Crawford to take over from Andy Mitchell, who is to take a similar role on the Crossrail project. ...

London Midland to hold further talks with RMT this week

15.05.09: London Midland is to hold further talks with the RMT, despite the Union calling two 24-hour strikes next week Some senior conductor members of the RMT Union working at depots in Watford, Bletchley and Northampton will strike on Tuesday (May...

I don’t believe it! Richard Wilson helps railway charity raises funds

08.05.09: Popular star of One Foot in the Grave narrates the Railway Benefit Fund’s film appeal Swapping a visual performance for a vocal one, acclaimed actor and OBE Richard Wilson has showed his support for the railway workforce by entering...

rtmjobs.com enjoying unprecedented traffic levels

08.05.09: Despite only going live a month ago, rtmjobs.com has proved to be a major success, generating hundreds of applications from jobseekers looking for a career in the rail industry. April’s statistics revealed an impressive 16,029 visits...

Rtmjobs.com have engineered you extra publicity in the Independent

Rtmjobs.com have engineered you extra publicity in the Independent

01.05.09: This week the Independent ran a special supplement, Engineering Your Future, which, produced in association with The Royal Academy of Engineering, also featured a prominent advertisement for rtmjobs.com. The supplement itself aimed to enthu...

Tube Lines appoints new chief executive

01.05.09: Tube Lines has appointed Dean Finch as Chief Executive, to take over from Terry Morgan who is leaving after seven years to take up the role of Non-Executive Chairman at Crossrail. Dean joins Tube Lines from First Group plc where he has been Grou...

New Chief Constable for British Transport Police

24.04.09: British Transport Police Authority has announced Andrew Trotter as the next Chief Constable of British Transport Police Mr Trotter has been the Deputy Chief Constable for more than five years and was appointed at the end of a vigorous selec...

Royal accolade for First Great Western star employee

17.04.09: Train operator First Great Western’s star employee, Wayne Spence, has received an MBE for going the extra mile for passengers. Platform superviser, Wayne, aged 48, was honoured in the New Year Honours at Buckingham Palace following 28...

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First Vivarail production train enters final build stage

23/02/2018First Vivarail production train enters final build stage

After a period of radio silence, Vivarail has announced that its long-awaited battery D-Train is in its final build stage and will be in passenger ... more >
Amey manager appointed as TfN’s permanent NPR director

23/02/2018Amey manager appointed as TfN’s permanent NPR director

Transport for the North (TfN) has announced the appointment of its new Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) director. Tim Wood has already successfull... more >
Array of Thameslink failures mean there are ‘critical tests looming’ for HS2

23/02/2018Array of Thameslink failures mean there are ‘critical tests looming’ for HS2

Despite its progress, the Thameslink Programme still faces substantial challenges that must be addressed to ensure successful delivery – an... 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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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... more > more last word articles >

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Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2018: Exciting details announced

09/02/2018Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2018: Exciting details announced

The first details of this year’s Big Rail Diversity Challenge have been revealed and it’s safe to say the 2018 edition is set to be more thrilling than ever. Last year saw the RTM team attend the second edition in what is quickly becoming Women in Rail’s flagship event, where teams with a 50/50 gender split compete in a range of dynamic and unique physical and mental challenges. The 2017 version – described ... more >
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NCHSR: The possibilities are limitless

06/02/2018NCHSR: The possibilities are limitless

The National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) has been gifted with a brand-new lab dedicated to surveying and scanning technologies designed t... more >
Keeping Britain's railway on track

06/02/2018Keeping Britain's railway on track

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, argues investment in track maintenance and rail infrastructure is fundam... more >
The Intelligent Infrastructure approach

06/02/2018The Intelligent Infrastructure approach

Network Rail is seeking to improve asset management whilst cutting down on expenditure by implementing a new Intelligent Infrastructure programme... more >
Project Aura: Changing the game

02/02/2018Project Aura: Changing the game

Paul Boyle, head of ERTMS at Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), describes how Project Aura has been revolutionising training across the organisatio... more >

rail industry focus

  • 08/12/2017A game changer for Midland Metro

    The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) updates RTM’s Luana Salles on the latest projects taking place across the growing Midland Metro...
  • 09/11/2017Testing tomorrow's technology today

    David Brazier, site manager and area sales manager for the UK & Ireland at OMICRON electronics, tells RTM’s Luana Salles about the major...
  • 09/11/2017What next for safety?

    As rail businesses edge towards their target of zero injuries, improving safety performance can plateau. Amey’s sector director for rail, Lee...
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Transforming travel in the north west

06/02/2018Transforming travel in the north west

RTM’s Josh Mines talks to Robin Davis, head of new trains at TransPennine Express (TPE), about the huge rolling stock change journey the co... more >