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Public back latest proposed plans for Bakerloo Line extension

Public back latest proposed plans for Bakerloo Line extension

31 July 2017Plans to extend the Bakerloo Line have been largely backed by the public, who have also suggested some changes to the proposed works. A public consultation into TfL’s proposed works held earlier this year revealed that two-thirds of the 4,8...

A potential benchmark for engineering quality and architectural design

A potential benchmark for engineering quality and architectural design

20 July 2017Victoria Hills, chief executive officer at the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), gives RTM an update on the work to create a super hub station at Old Oak and Park Royal.

Night services to be rolled out on London Overground

Night services to be rolled out on London Overground

03 July 2017London Overground services will now run for 24-hours at weekends, mayor of the capital Sadiq Khan has today announced. The night services will start operating from December on Fridays and Saturdays in East London between New Cross Gate and Dalsto...

TfL reveals next Underground stations to be given step-free access

TfL reveals next Underground stations to be given step-free access

29 June 2017TfL has today announced the next six Underground stations that will be upgraded to provide step-free access for passengers in London. Amersham, Buckhurst Hill, Cockfosters, Mill Hill East, Osterley and South Woodford will all be upgraded to provi...

LU to monitor air pollution and deep clean 50 stations over summer

LU to monitor air pollution and deep clean 50 stations over summer

27 June 2017A series of new measures will be rolled out to minimise dust levels on the Underground network while around 50 stations and five tunnel sections will be cleaned this summer with industrial vacuums and magnetic ‘wands’, all to ensure pa...

Travel watchdog urges government to ‘fast track’ Crossrail 2 plans

Travel watchdog urges government to ‘fast track’ Crossrail 2 plans

26 June 2017An influential travel watchdog has strongly urged the government to press on with plans for Crossrail 2 and not shelve the project which it describes as “vital”. In a statement from London TravelWatch, it was revealed that the organis...

Suburban rail devolution a key tenet in Khan’s 25-year transport strategy

Suburban rail devolution a key tenet in Khan’s 25-year transport strategy

21 June 2017Alongside Crossrail 2, the devolution of suburban rail services to TfL and the creation of a suburban metro in the capital have both been featured as a key tenet in the mayor of London’s draft Transport Strategy, published today. The strate...

TfL to add in-cab warning systems to trams after Croydon crash

TfL to add in-cab warning systems to trams after Croydon crash

16 June 2017A new internal speed monitoring system that will tell tram drivers when to brake could be introduced by TfL after the Croydon accident that killed seven people last year. The crash, which occurred on 9 November 2016, happened after a tram was fou...

RMT opens ballot for members at Piccadilly Line workshops

RMT opens ballot for members at Piccadilly Line workshops

16 June 2017The RMT has this week opened a ballot with its Piccadilly Line workshop staff on whether to take action over what it calls a “two-tier” workforce. Members of the union at the Northfield and Cockfosters depots will vote on whether to g...

TfL closer to offering mobile phone coverage on the Tube

TfL closer to offering mobile phone coverage on the Tube

31 May 2017Commuters could soon be able to make phone calls and surf the internet anywhere on the Tube network, it has been reported, Currently, Virgin Media supplies wi-fi at station platforms, but this connection does not cover tunnels, meaning that passe...

High Court blocks Heathrow from imposing fees on Crossrail trains

High Court blocks Heathrow from imposing fees on Crossrail trains

30 May 2017The High Court has this week upheld a ruling made by the ORR to stop Heathrow charging TfL to run Elizabeth Line trains through the airport. Last week, RTM reported that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) was attempting to impose fees amounting to ar...

TfL in High Court dispute with Heathrow over Crossrail fees

TfL in High Court dispute with Heathrow over Crossrail fees

23 May 2017Proposals to run Elizabeth Line trains through Heathrow Airport have been jeopardised by a legal dispute over fees imposed by the airport. Heathrow, which spent £1bn building the five-mile line linking Heathrow to the Great Western main lin...

TfL starts search for supplier of new DLR trains

TfL starts search for supplier of new DLR trains

17 May 2017TfL has today announced that it has begun its hunt to find a supplier to build the “new generation” of Dockland Light Rail (DLR) trains. The new carriages will be rolled out from 2022 and will increase capacity on the DLR by over 30%....

GOBLIN electrification expected to be pushed back further by NR

GOBLIN electrification expected to be pushed back further by NR

08 May 2017Electrification work on the London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking is expected to be delayed even further after Network Rail confirmed earlier this year that work would not be finished on schedule. Though the infrastructure owner was un...

Tunnel boring starts to extend Northern Line to Battersea

Tunnel boring starts to extend Northern Line to Battersea

12 April 2017Tunnelling work to extend the Northern Line to Battersea started today as the first of two boring machines began its 3.2km tunnelling journey to lengthen the line between Kennington to Battersea. The two machines, called Helen and Amy, were lower...

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TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

10/07/2020TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

Transport for the North have today (July 10th) announced the appointment of Jeremy Acklam as the new Director for its Integrated and Smart Travel... more >
New TfL Commissioner inspects cleaning efforts

10/07/2020New TfL Commissioner inspects cleaning efforts

Today (July 10th), Transport for London’s (TfL’s) new Commissioner, Andy Byford, saw some of the new measures underway to make the tr... more >
Network Rail seeking contractor for Forth Bridge walk

09/07/2020Network Rail seeking contractor for Forth Bridge walk

Network Rail are currently looking to appoint a main contractor to design and build the new Forth Bridge Experience. Budding partners are be... 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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of i... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

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

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

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

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... more >

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TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

10/07/2020TfN: New Director for Integrated and Smart Travel programme

Transport for the North have today (July 10th) announced the appointment of Jeremy Acklam as the new Director for its Integrated and Smart Travel... more >