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International LiDAR Mapping Forum: cutting edge technology and how LIDAR can benefit rail

International LiDAR Mapping Forum: cutting edge technology and how LIDAR can benefit rail

01.01.13: Versha Carter, director of the European and International LiDAR Mapping Forums (ELMF and ILMF), talks about how LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) presents an exciting and rapidly evolving technology to the rail industry and how the upcoming co...

Ladbroke Grove points repair

Ladbroke Grove points repair

01.01.13: Karl Gilmore of AmeyColas explains more about a seemingly intractable points maintenance problem and how it was eventually solved – requiring some new thinking. A troublesome set of points in west London whose height needed reducing...

Trends: Advanced Rail Control Systems

Trends: Advanced Rail Control Systems

01.01.13: Automated train control and signalling technologies are an area of increasing interest and investment in the rail sector worldwide. With systems such as European Rail Traffi c Management System (ERTMS) and communicationsbased train control (CBTC...

Upgrading the Jubilee line

Upgrading the Jubilee line

01.01.13: Stewart Mills, director of operations at Tube Lines, discusses the extensive work programme comprimising the Jubilee line fleet upgrade. Our remit is to maintain, renew and upgrade the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines on behalf of Lon...

Who should pay for the railways - passengers or taxpayers?

Who should pay for the railways - passengers or taxpayers?

01.11.12: Julian Huppert MP, who represents Cambridge and is co-chair of the Lib Dem transport committee, says his party opposes the consensus that passengers should bear an ever-increasing burden of the costs of rail. Since the last Government intr...

Meeting the CSR Challenge

Meeting the CSR Challenge

31.10.12: Chris Williams-Lilley, founder and managing director of Rail Champions, discusses corporate social responsibility. Over the past 12 months, Rail Champions has been working with a business-led charity, Business In The Community, which helps...

A human presence on empty stations

A human presence on empty stations

01.09.12: The McNulty review has suggested fewer staff at stations could cut costs. Dan Taylor, Passenger Focus research and policy adviser, considers what this will mean for passenger safety. Over the next few years several rail franchises will be u...

Another train coming

Another train coming

01.09.12: Michael Woods, head of operations and management research at the RSSB, considers the importance of vocal warnings to improve safety at level crossings. Accidents at level crossings are often covered in the news even though they are relative...

Continuous improvement holds the key to world - renowned efficiency

Continuous improvement holds the key to world - renowned efficiency

01.09.12: Jeremy Long, CEO – European Business at MTR, which is shortlisted for the Essex Thameside and Thameslink franchises, explains how engaging staff in continuous improvement methods is key to driving efficiencies for the UK’s railways. ...

Freight trains, freight gains, from High Speed 2

Freight trains, freight gains, from High Speed 2

01.09.12: Transport consultant David Thrower, who has contributed to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into high-speed rail and the recent All-Party Parliamentary Group for High-Speed Rail report, discusses the issues surrounding rail freight and HS2...

Montpellier tram network - a group in action

Montpellier tram network - a group in action

01.09.12: Davy Gay, Egis Rail project manager, discusses the successful Montpellier tram scheme in France and its recent extension. In the space of 12 years the Greater Montpellier Authority (L’Agglomération de Montpellier) has developed...

Olympics proved London's transport is on the up

Olympics proved London's transport is on the up

01.09.12: Andrew Foulkes, transportation communications manager at Lloyd’s Register, looks at London’s transport network’s performance during the Olympics. Transport was always the worry during London’s initial bid to host the...

Royal guest for IRSE at ASPECT 2012

Royal guest for IRSE at ASPECT 2012

01.09.12: Ian Mitchell, chair of the conference committee organising the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers ASPECT 2012 conference, discusses the upcoming event and the IRSE’s centenary year. The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers is...

The next West Coast franchise

The next West Coast franchise

01.09.12: David Crausby, Labour MP for Bolton North East, outlines to RTM his concerns about the new franchise. We have just found out that FirstGroup has won the bidding war to take over the franchise for the West Coast Main Line that is currently...

Chamber's Northern Hub campaign on track

Chamber's Northern Hub campaign on track

01.07.12: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s transport policy manager Emma Antrobus, who was the former co-ordinator of the North West Rail Campaign, explains why businesses in the region are so committed to backing the Northern Hub. The...

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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 Year with brand-new infrastructrure to... 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 TOC, gives RTM an update on the innovative scheme. Recognising that young people are more likely to take a risk trespassing on railway tracks, C... more > more last word articles >

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Meeting clients, suppliers and stepping forward

23/05/2019Meeting clients, suppliers and stepping forward

The Midlands 30-year plan will deliver many economic benefits and will need a wide and diverse supply chain to deliver some of the key projects. We caught up with long running sponsors of TransCityRail, Bridgeway Consulting Limited, specialists in Site & Ground investigations, Geomatics and Infrastructure, to discuss why networking events ... more >
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Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projec... more >
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 >
TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roads director, has been leading on the development of the seven economic... more >
Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

22/01/2019Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

In the jigsaw puzzle of regional transport decision-making, there must be collaboration and compromise. Midlands Connect media lead James Bovill ... more >