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Remote access system helps ‘fast track’ railway engineering projects

13.11.07: AEP Netilla Security Platform provides secure remote access to critical design and planning systems at First Engineering Secure remote access technology is helping First Engineering, the UK rail services company, to mobilize project managem...

Firstco delivers UK's largest Allen-Bradley SIL2 ControLogix project

24.07.07: Firstco, one of the UK's leading technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists, has just completed the customer factory acceptance testing of a ControLogix PLC system that is believed to be one of the largest of i...

Full steam ahead for GVA Grimley

24.07.07: GVA Grimley, has once again used its expert knowledge in the field to find a successful solution and ultimately dispose of a number of deteriorating locomotives and coaches which were formerly operated by Derby-based Fragonset Railways Ltd - the...

Successful wheel flange lubrication launch

24.07.07: The successful launch and live trials of the Rowe Hankins Components intelligent wheel flange lubrication system (iWFLS) has aroused strong interest in the rail industry. This has prompted the company to plan two further demonstration days...

Rail project benefits from a personnel approach

01.05.07: The UK’s rail network is one of the oldest in the world. In spite of its age, constant improvement and maintenance programmes ensure that it is more than capable of serving 21st century needs. As part of this ongoing improvement progr...

3M steps up the war on graffiti

01.03.07: Rail commuters could soon experience graffiti-free travel zones thanks to a product innovation from 3M. In stark contrast to conventional time consuming and invariably unpredictable methods of graffiti removal from painted interior surfaces, 3M...

PB to project manage Mumbai Metro development

01.03.07: The planned development of an 11.5 km-long Metro rail system in Mumbai is to be project managed by leading international engineering consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), in joint venture with Systra (SA France). Reliance Energy Ltd has appoint...

EuroChemi Provides Advanced De-Icing Solution

01.11.06: EuroChemi, an innovative supplier of chemical cleaning and maintenance products to the Rail Industry, has developed a technologically advanced defrosting agent, Arctic Melt. The all in one de-icing solution offers excellent adhesion to platforms...

There is still time for transport industry companies to arrange flu vaccinations for their employees before winter

There is still time for transport industry companies to arrange flu vaccinations for their employees before winter

01.11.06: Workplace health specialist Medicals Direct says that, whilst its vaccination programme started in September, it can still accommodate additional group bookings for the coming weeks – and many employers are opting to invest in flu protecti...

New look for Giffen Group

01.09.06: Specialist electrical services contractor, Giffen Group, has recently introduced an evolved brand identity. In an industry that has seen significant change Giffen Group is one of the longest established businesses with origins dating back to 190...

Corus to build world-class rail welding facility to enhance customer service

01.08.06: Corus has announced that it will build a world class rail welding facility for its rail manufacturing business at its Scunthorpe steelworks. This development is part of an ongoing programme at the site, which was announced in February 2005 to fu...

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Tram passengers demand better value for money from services

21/03/2018Tram passengers demand better value for money from services

  Satisfaction with value for money for tram passengers has dropped slightly, the latest Tram Passenger Survey h... more >
West of England to get £9.45bn economic boost from new rail partnership plan

21/03/2018West of England to get £9.45bn economic boost from new rail partnership plan

Rail companies across the west of England have set out a long-term plan for the region’s railway, which will boost t... more >
First Virgin Azuma trains arrive in UK after two-month journey from Japan

21/03/2018First Virgin Azuma trains arrive in UK after two-month journey from Japan

Two brand new Hitachi trains completed their two month journey from Japan yesterday, arriving at Teesport, Middlesborough.... 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

In this article biometric identity, time and attendance specialists Donseed look 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 ... more >
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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 >
EWR: Getting it right

13/03/2018EWR: Getting it right

Peter Austin, delivery director at East West Rail Company (EWRco), argues that completing the link between Oxford and Cambridge as quickly as pos... 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 network. The expansion of...
  • 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 testing benefits the...
  • 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 Jones, explains how...
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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 >