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London to Brighton Railway engineers celebrated Plaque unveiled at Brighton Rail Station

26.06.09: A plaque commemorating the achievements of civil engineers in creating the Southern railway has been unveiled at Brighton Rail Station by Jean Venables OBE FREng FICE, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), alongside guests from...

Female Tube driver receives MBE

26.06.09: 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...

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...

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Probe launched into SWR and NR performance

26/04/2018Probe launched into SWR and NR performance

An independent review into South Western Railway’s (SWR) performance has been commissioned by the government. Transport secretary, Chris G... more >
Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

25/04/2018Half of London Tube and train journeys made with contactless

Half of all Tube and rail pay as you go journeys are regularly made using contactless payment or mobile devices, the latest figures from TfL have r... more >
High-speed handbacks could save NR £250,000 a week

25/04/2018High-speed handbacks could save NR £250,000 a week

New approaches to engineering could potentially save £250,000 a week by allowing trains to run at higher speeds once work is complete, Networ... 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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How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

20/03/2018How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Biometric identity, time and attendance specialists Donseed looks at how biometric technology is already starting to enhance health and safety measures on railway construction projects. Advances in technology are starting to transform the way in which the rail network in the UK is managed, operated and maintained. There is no denying that the drive to digitise the UK’s railways is well under way. This... more >
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UKRIA 2018 Apology & Statement

04/04/2018UKRIA 2018 Apology & Statement

It is with deep regret that I address the disappointing content in both of our live acts at UKRIA on Thursday 22nd March 2018 and offer my most s... more >
Smart ticketing: The way ahead

13/03/2018Smart ticketing: The way ahead

Jacqueline Starr, managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), runs through the nationwide progress in rolling out ... more >
A benchmark year for HS2

13/03/2018A benchmark year for HS2

Jim Crawford, managing director of Phase 1 at HS2 Ltd, discusses the many critical activities set to take place this year as the mammoth high-spe... more >
The north has a plan

13/03/2018The north has a plan

There has always been an incredible thirst for change in the north. Now, there is finally a plan robust and forward-thinking enough to make it ha... more >

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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 >