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Tube Lines communications team is class winner

29.05.09: The Internal Communications team at Tube Lines has been named class winner for its online internal news channels by the British Association of Communicators in Business The prize recognises outstanding communication strategies which engage...

Tube Lines granted extra closures to complete Jubilee line upgrade on time

22.05.09: Tube Lines, the company responsible for the Jubilee line's maintenance and renewal, has requested additional weekend closures to enable them to complete the upgrade of the line on time The upgrade will mean that London Underground will even...

Jubilee line celebrates its 30th birthday

01.05.09: The 1st of May 2009 marked the 30th birthday of the Jubilee line, which opened for passenger service on 1 May 1979. That was the year when the first Walkman appeared; Abba, Rod Stewart and Blondie topped the charts and Star Trek and Moonraker we...

Services on London Underground's Circle line to be extended to Hammersmith

06.03.09: London Underground (LU) has announced that Circle line services will be extended to Hammersmith from December 2009. The changes, which are part of the LU Investment Programme, will almost double the frequency of trains between Hammersmith a...

Tube Lines publishes quarter three 2008-09 quarterly performance report online

06.03.09: Overview “Being safe” is Tube Lines’ central corporate value and the company has worked hard to make employees safe at work, despite the challenging conditions faced on the Underground network. This quarter safety performa...

New Tube maps to make life easier for thousands of Londoners

30.01.09: Designs show toilet facilities and give new information on step-free use Knowing where you can get on a Tube train without having to negotiate stairs or which stations have a toilet, can be vital for thousands of Londoners and visitors. ...

Tube PPP annual report published

09.01.09: Public Private Partnership (PPP) maintenance and renewal of the Tube is keeping pace with record demand according to London Underground’s annual PPP Report. The report covers the performance of the PPP for the financial year 2007/08. ...

RMT urges LUL to withdraw ‘dangerous’ doors instruction

12.12.08: London Underground’s biggest union has urged the company to withdraw an “astonishing and potentially highly dangerous” instruction which will require drivers to ask passengers to push carriage doors closed in tunnels. RMT...

Tube Lines wins award for project excellence

12.12.08: Tube Lines has been named by the British Quality Foundation Lean Six Sigma Academy as the winner of the Project Excellence award for successfully improving an age old process for measuring earth structure movements. By introducing new measuring...

Changing rooms: Tube Lines gives Neasden control centre a full makeover

28.11.08: Next step in Jubilee line upgrade begins Major changes are afoot at the Jubilee line control centre at Neasden, from where London Underground employees manage train services. As part of the line upgrade which will mean faster, more frequent...

Unearthing success

25.11.08: Richard Mackillican talks to Tube Lines’ director of operations, Lee Jones about the highs and lows of maintaining parts of London’s busy underground system What have you done so far to improve the operational performance of the...

Metronet Rail partner with BuildOnline for effective collaboration

20.11.08: Transportation organisations face the constant challenge of how to best harness technology to support their primary business objectives. By necessity solutions that can be utilised project wide need to be simple to use, able to bypass any confli...

Tube Lines awarded for going green

20.11.08: Tube Lines has been presented with the Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector award by Daisy McAndrew, economics editor for ITV News. It is a welcome recognition for the company’s commitment to reduce material cons...

Arbiter publishes his initial view of future costs for Tube Lines

19.09.08: Chris Bolt, the statutory Arbiter for the London Underground Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Agreements, has published his assessment of the costs that Tube Lines could incur in the second 7½ years of its PPP Agreement with Lon...

Top engineering body salutes Metronet’s apprentice success

12.09.08: Metronet has again proved its credentials after their apprenticeship programme was recognised by one of the engineering industry’s most respected organisations, SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) at an event in Westminster last week. ...

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Transport for the North joint submission to the Integrated Rail Plan

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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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The challenge of completing Crossrail

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With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

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The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

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LNER plans for better mobile connections

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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has announced plans in collaboration with mobile phone operator O2 to boost network coverage along a 45-mile ... more >