Rail service improvements and disruptions

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14.11.07: "The longest journeys often start with the smallest steps" says Jon Hart of law firm Pinsent Masons. Rail work beneath the streets of London has been grabbing a significant proportion of column inches in the press over the last few weeks. ...

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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Strike news: guards row brings fresh strikes to Northern, South Western called off

19/06/2018Strike news: guards row brings fresh strikes to Northern, South Western called off

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have walked out in a fresh dispute between the union and Norther... more >
TOC bosses appear before MPs, blame chaos on infrastructure failures

19/06/2018TOC bosses appear before MPs, blame chaos on infrastructure failures

Bosses from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Northern Rail cited failures in infrastructure being completed in ti... more >
Labour to launch no confidence challenge against Grayling

19/06/2018Labour to launch no confidence challenge against Grayling

The transport secretary is under fire in parliament today as Labour looks to draft a motion of no confidence in the Comm... more >

editor's comment

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.... more >
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Apprenticeship levy: the latest picture

05/06/2018Apprenticeship levy: the latest picture

Mark Holmes, head of membership and development at NSAR, describes the current resources available to the rail industry to ensure companies of al... more >
Moving in the right direction

05/06/2018Moving in the right direction

Alex Cropper, head of projects group at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), reports on the exciting progress so far in building the Trafford... more >
Overcoming leaves on the line

05/06/2018Overcoming leaves on the line

Paul Gray, professional lead of engineering R&D at the RSSB, explains how latest research proves using double variable rate sanders on trains... more >
Rail: A woman’s world

18/05/2018Rail: A woman’s world

RTM’s Sacha Rowlands reports from a panel debate where six of the industry’s leading figures convened to discuss the fundamental issu... more >

rail industry focus

  • 22/05/2018How two-way radio can boost worker safety

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Brentwood Communications explains why two-way radio technology remains the first-choice workplace tool across all industries, especially in one as...
  • 05/04/2018UKRIA 2018: NTAR’s response

    Below is a letter from Simon Rennie, general manager at the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR), regarding the UK Rail Industry Awards 2018.   I am writing to...
  • 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...
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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 >