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Virgin launches app to allow customers to bid for cheap First Class upgrades

20/09/2017Virgin launches app to allow customers to bid for cheap First Class upgrades

Virgin Trains has launched a world first app that allows passengers to bid for First Class upgrades for as low as £5. The app, Seatfro... more >
RMT ‘playing politics’ with passengers as strike action planned in October

20/09/2017RMT ‘playing politics’ with passengers as strike action planned in October

October is set to be another tough month for commuters across the country as the RMT announced a tranche of strikes across four operators. F... more >
Work begins on new Maghull North station

20/09/2017Work begins on new Maghull North station

Construction of a new station in the north west has started this week, which will give increased travel options for passengers in the region. ... more >

editor's comment

04/09/2017A series of incredible events

There are a couple of announcements I’d like to make in this editor’s comment, which I believe could be very beneficial to many of our readers.  Firstly, the deadline is fast approaching to enter the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA), which will take place on 22 March 2018 at Battersea Evolution in London.  Now in its fifth year, UKRIA continues to bring together... read more >

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How do tram and rail passengers compare?

How do tram and rail passengers compare?

David Sidebottom, director at Transport Focus, analyses the drivers in performance of passenger satisfaction in tram compared to rail. Results published in our recent Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) have seen remarkable levels of satisfaction b... more > more last word articles >

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A game changer for Wales and Borders

17/07/2017A game changer for Wales and Borders

Andy Thomas, managing director for Network Rail’s Wales route, descri... more >
‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

13/07/2017‘In the rail business, we’re leading the way’

Andy Milner, the chief executive of Amey, tells RTM about the transformatio... more >

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UKRIA 2018: Meet the judging panel

19/09/2017UKRIA 2018: Meet the judging panel

With just under a week left to get your applications in for the rail industry’s biggest awards event, UKRIA, it seems like the perfect time... more >
What are you doing to prepare for the digital revolution?

08/09/2017What are you doing to prepare for the digital revolution?

Digital technology is enhancing and transforming the way the rail network in the UK is run. Increasingly, tickets and rail cards are available in... more >
How are you improving passenger safety?

05/09/2017How are you improving passenger safety?

Recent figures from the RSSB revealed that Britain’s railways are continuing the trend of recent years and becoming even safer. In its... more >
Easing the capital’s cramped carriages

22/08/2017Easing the capital’s cramped carriages

We’ve all been there – you’re standing on the platform on the way to work, hoping to board the next train that pulls up, before... more >
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