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Mobile maintenance

01.10.07: Grahame Done, Infor’s UK sales director for services industries, outlines the steps independent rail maintenance companies can take to ensure successful mobile projects Many maintenance operations, procedures and working practices in...

Real time internet access means smarter rolling stock today and intelligent trains tomorrow

01.10.07: Peter Kingsland, managing director of Icomera UK, says that rail operators can realise immediate business benefits by taking a strategic approach to on-train communications. On the back of rising passenger numbers today’s train operat...

Release of Engineering Base version 3

01.10.07: Aucotec Ltd. are pleased to announce the release of version 3 of their Engineering Base electrical engineering design software based on Microsoft Visio and SQL data server. It is an easy to use, but powerful solution to electrical engi...

Through the looking glass

01.10.07: Thales selects optical fibre for Tube Lines JNUP signalling upgrade For more than 20 years, optical fibre has been the preferred cable type in telecom and data networks worldwide. More recently, use of this medium in the more hazardous envi...

Arcom encompasses Eurotech’s vision

27.09.07: After 18 months as part of the Eurotech Group, Arcom is renaming to Eurotech Limited. This reflects the integration of Arcom’s products into the Group’s global array of research driven, advanced technologies. The Eurotech Group...

National Rail Enquiries to launch live departure board for Windows Vista users

27.09.07: National Rail Enquiries in partnership with Conchango have created a live departure board gadget that is designed for the Windows Vista Sidebar. It allows users who download it to their desktop to view the status of a train. The tool uses N...

Weidmüller’s ‘RockStar®’ is a hit with Deutsche Bahn

Weidmüller’s ‘RockStar®’ is a hit with Deutsche Bahn

27.09.07: Weidmüller RockStar®’ is a new generation of heavy duty connectors supporting the trend towards modular concepts in signal and track technology. Featuring innovative details, the new generation comprises 11 established sizes. This...

Manchester man jailed after theft from railway in Cumbria

20.09.07: A 40 year old man from Greater Manchester has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for stealing approximately £12,000 worth of cable from railway sidings in Tebay, Cumbria. Graham John Ward from Owlwood Drive, Little Hulton, was s...

Network Rail announces track renewal changes

20.09.07: Network Rail has announced the result of a six month assessment of its track renewals aimed at reducing the number of contractors delivering work from six to four. The proposal to rationalise arrangements, originally announced in December 2...

Major works planned for Airdrie-Bathgate rail link

13.09.07: The GBP300 million project to create a new rail link between Airdrie and Bathgate enters its next phase this autumn and winter, with a series of line closures planned to help deliver the new service. The project, financed by Transport Scotl...

Airdrie-Bathgate survey work on track

30.08.07: Detailed surveys to map out the precise route of the new Airdrie-Bathgate Rail link have begun. Over the next nine months, Network Rail will be completing the detailed design of the new 15 mile railway, which will involve extensive ground i...

Key IT contracts awarded

30.08.07: As part of an overall review into Network Rail's IT services, two areas of the business have been outsourced to IT specialist organisations. The review aimed to improve service delivery across the company and to Network Rail's customers, moving...

Smart posters show passengers the way

23.08.07: An innovative pilot scheme that will see maps, directions and real time travel advice transmitted to mobile phones begins this week. The three-month trial, centered around Blackfriars London Underground (LU) station, will see Near Field Com...

Corus Cogifer’s nice turnout

Corus Cogifer’s nice turnout

24.07.07: As part of their long term supply of switches and crossings to the West Coast Route Modernisation (WCRM) scheme, Corus Cogifer Switches and Crossings have manufactured the first CEN60 high-speed H31.25 turnout to be installed on Network Rail&rsq...

ENSCO wins $67m contract with the Federal Railroad Administration

ENSCO wins $67m contract with the Federal Railroad Administration

24.07.07: ENSCO Inc., a diversified research, development and information technology company, has been awarded a contract to support the Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP) for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The five year contract is val...

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ScotRail submits £18m improvement plan in response to government improvement notice

25/03/2019ScotRail submits £18m improvement plan in response to government improvement notice

Under-fire train operator ScotRail has unveiled an £18m remedial plan to recruit more staff and bring in additional high-speed trains in re... more >
Major redevelopment plans for Edinburgh Waverley station unveiled

25/03/2019Major redevelopment plans for Edinburgh Waverley station unveiled

Network Rail has launched a consultation on a multi-million long-term redevelopment plan for Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. With annual... more >
Failings found as passengers on stranded train walk on live track in ‘potentially lethal’ incident, RAIB says

25/03/2019Failings found as passengers on stranded train walk on live track in ‘potentially lethal’ incident, RAIB says

Dozens of passengers left “increasingly uncomfortable” on a stranded train at Lewisham left their train and walked along icy tracks s... 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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The West Midlands 30-year strategy

19/03/2019The West Midlands 30-year strategy

Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), outlines the West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy 2018-2047. The West Midlands Rail Executive was formed three years ago to give local authorities a direct influence over the award of the region’s main rail franchise. Working with the Department for Transpo... more >
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Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

19/03/2019Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier ... more >
26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

19/03/201926-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery ... more >
East West Rail: the next steps

19/03/2019East West Rail: the next steps

In January, five route options for the central section of East West Rail were published as part of a public consultation on the next phase of the... more >
Rail's role in transit-orientated developments

19/03/2019Rail's role in transit-orientated developments

Jonathan Bray, director at the Urban Transport Group (UTG), argues that transit-oriented developments are the future – and that rail has a ... more >

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Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >