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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...

Getting constructive about skills

03.04.09: Friday 20 March 2009 saw Tube Lines host its first ever ‘Improve and Upgrade’ event for 40 students aged 12-16. The event was staged to challenge students’ perceptions of engineering and demonstrate the excellent opportunities...

Network Rail appoints new special trains manager

03.04.09: Rachel Gilliland, presently a customer services manager based in Manchester, is to become the new customer relations executive - special trains Rachel will take up the post in July but will start 'shadowing' the present job holder, Stephen...

New chairman appointed at Office of Rail Regulation

03.04.09: Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon today announced the appointment of Anna Walker as the new Chairman elect of the Office of Rail Regulation - the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways Anna Walker, currently the Chief...

Rail Technology Magazine launches new rail industry jobs board rtmjobs.com

26.03.09: rtmjobs.com offers candidates and recruiters a great new insight into rail industry recruitment, bringing candidates and prospective employers closer together helping to reduce the skills shortage. Whether you're looking for a career in the...

New Catalis training helps Ghurkhas get careers on the right track

20.03.09: Leading rail industry training provider Catalis Ltd has delivered a course to equip former Ghurkha combat engineers to work on the UK’s rail network. The programme covers the essentials of a Personal Track Safety Course – a prer...

Network Rail calls for apprenticeship equality and reduced bureaucracy to help stimulate UK economic growth

13.03.09: Network Rail, one of the UK’s largest investors in vocational training, has called on the Government to support equality for apprenticeship schemes and reduce their bureaucracy to stimulate the country’s economy and get people into w...

Network Rail starts search for new commercial property chief

04.03.09: Network Rail has started the search for a new director for commercial property following appointment of former incumbent, Mick Martin, to the role of programme director for track asset management. Network Rail’s interim commercial property...

300 members of Britain’s biggest rail union balloted for strike action

20.02.09: The dispute involves a complex of issues, including failure to negotiate seriously on restructuring proposals, failure to improve facilities and progress other welfare issues, and failure to confirm verbal assurances that new trains would be sta...

Terry Johnson triumphs again!

13.02.09: A ticket office clerk at a South West Trains’ station has been recognised, for the second time this year, for the outstanding customer service he delivers on a daily basis. Terry Johnson has been invited to attend a lunch with the mem...

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Maritime Transport launch new rail services

17/07/2019Maritime Transport launch new rail services

Maritime Transport has launched two new rail services from DP World London Gateway to its rail terminals in Trafford Park and Wakefield. It ... more >
Campaign for Windsor Link Railway to be revived

17/07/2019Campaign for Windsor Link Railway to be revived

A campaign for a rail link between Windsor and Heathrow Airport is to be revived, after the scheme was turned down by the Department for Transpor... more >
Conwy Valley Line to partly reopen tomorrow

17/07/2019Conwy Valley Line to partly reopen tomorrow

The Conwy Valley line is set to reopen for passengers ahead of the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst, Network Rail has announced. Llandud... 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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Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

05/06/2019Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

In a series of Q&A’s with key speakers on the run up to TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with TransCityRail panellist and Amey’s commercial account director, Anna Delvecchio, for her insight into what the Rail Sector Deal means for the rail industry and its supply chain. Anna started her career as an apprentice at the age of 16 in an electromechanical engineering organisation and most recently played a key role co-leading... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... 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

By Ewan Quayle, Rail Technology Magazine Reporter Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on R... more >