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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...

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...

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£10bn rail network enhancements announced for the next five years

16/10/2019£10bn rail network enhancements announced for the next five years

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today (Oct 16) released its five-year Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP) outlining plans that span ... more >
RAIB releases new safety recommendations following recent fatal accident

16/10/2019RAIB releases new safety recommendations following recent fatal accident

The RAIB has delivered a new set of safety recommendations after a passenger suffered fatal injuries after leaning out of a window of a moving tr... more >
Northern Rail could be renationalised, according to transport secretary Grant Shapps

16/10/2019Northern Rail could be renationalised, according to transport secretary Grant Shapps

The government is considering renationalising Northern Rail due to repeated poor performance. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said he h... 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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Connecting Network Rail with the supply chain

17/09/2019Connecting Network Rail with the supply chain

Continuing our mission to connect buyers with suppliers, This year TransCityRail North is adding a new element to the event. We are introducing an incomparable opportunity for you to meet with over 11 procurement directors from Network Rail at our exclusive 'Network Rail Meet the Buyers Hub'.  Situated at the heart of the event during the exhibition and breaks TransCityRail North attendees can visit the Network Rail Meet the B... 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

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he wo... more >