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Unions call off Night Tube strike as LU agrees to demands

Unions call off Night Tube strike as LU agrees to demands

06 April 2017RMT and Aslef have this week called off strikes on Night Tube scheduled for this Saturday after London Underground (LU) agreed to the unions’ demands. The industrial action had been called due to the unions taking issue with LU’s poli...

TfL starts search for partner to deliver South Kensington tube refurb

TfL starts search for partner to deliver South Kensington tube refurb

29 March 2017Transport for London (TfL) has today begun their search for a property partner to carry out essential restoration and development works at South Kensington Tube station. The station, described as a “gateway” to one of London’s k...

RSGF releases £2m funding to drive new composite tube doors production

RSGF releases £2m funding to drive new composite tube doors production

24 March 2017A £2m funding package for the recently launched Rail Supply Growth Fund (RSGF), managed by Finance Birmingham, has been announced, allowing company Penso to push forward with innovating work on new composite designs for train doors. The RSG...

Bond Street: The importance of clear and consistent stakeholder communication

Bond Street: The importance of clear and consistent stakeholder communication

21 March 2017Chris Pateman, Crossrail’s Bond Street project manager, and Simon Bennett, head of Learning Legacy at Crossrail, discuss the value of strong stakeholder engagement while constructing a station in the heart of Mayfair.

Metropolitan extension needs additional £50m to ‘save project’

Metropolitan extension needs additional £50m to ‘save project’

15 March 2017Work on the Metropolitan Line extension will require an additional £50m to be completed, and is at risk of stalling completely without extra funds, according to London Assembly member Gareth Bacon. In a letter to Bacon, TfL’s head of...

RMT votes overwhelmingly in favour of Night Tube strike

RMT votes overwhelmingly in favour of Night Tube strike

14 March 2017The RMT union is due to announce the result of a ballot this afternoon for either strike or action short of a strike on the Night Tube, meaning the capital’s 24-hour service could be plagued with further delays just six months after its open...

RMT confirms February Tube strikes in station staffing dispute

RMT confirms February Tube strikes in station staffing dispute

30 January 2017The RMT has confirmed that its staff will be conducting further strikes on 5 and 7 February as part of the union’s ongoing dispute with London Underground (LU) over station staffing and safety. The union has instructed all its LU station an...

Khan accused of lying over failure to extend TfL fares freeze to travelcards

Khan accused of lying over failure to extend TfL fares freeze to travelcards

20 January 2017London mayor Sadiq Khan has been accused of reneging on his pre-election pledge of a TfL-wide fares freeze after it was revealed that it would have been possible for him to freeze the price of travelcards. A leaked document acquired by the MayorW...

RMT threatens further Tube strikes in station staffing dispute

RMT threatens further Tube strikes in station staffing dispute

13 January 2017RMT has confirmed it will renew strike action on the Tube next month unless London Underground can meet its demands on station staffing and safety. The threat marks continuation of the union’s industrial action last weekend, when LU staff a...

Grayling rules out independent assessment on TfL rail devolution

Grayling rules out independent assessment on TfL rail devolution

13 January 2017The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has ruled out an independent assessment on whether to devolve suburban rail services in the capital to Transport for London (TfL). Grayling was asked the question by the shadow transport secretary, Andy Mc...

RMT to ballot LU fleet staff over further strikes

RMT to ballot LU fleet staff over further strikes

11 January 2017The RMT has confirmed that it will be balloting its London Underground (LU) fleet staff over potential industrial action, threatening further chaos to the Tube network. The union has accused LU’s management of numerous breaches of previous...

GLA members attack Khan in wake of LU ‘zero strikes’ failure

GLA members attack Khan in wake of LU ‘zero strikes’ failure

10 January 2017Members of the Greater London Authority (GLA) have criticised the city’s mayor Sadiq Khan for his failure to avert yesterday’s London Underground (LU) strike, accusing him of backing down on his pre-election pledge to bring ‘zero...

Watchdog tells DfT to make up for botched TfL devolution in next franchises

Watchdog tells DfT to make up for botched TfL devolution in next franchises

09 January 2017London TravelWatch has called for the DfT to make up for its refusal to devolve London rail services with a new round of improvements in the upcoming franchises, including stations, more frequent services and better reliability. Last month, trans...

Northern Line Extension enabling works completed ahead of schedule

Northern Line Extension enabling works completed ahead of schedule

09 January 2017The first phase of enabling works on the London Underground Northern Line Extension has been completed ahead of the planned 19 week schedule. Amey engineers designed and installed eight articulation joints along a 55m section of the South West St...

London travellers hit by crowding as Tube strike goes ahead

London travellers hit by crowding as Tube strike goes ahead

09 January 2017Thousands of Londoners struggled to get to work this morning as station staff strikes on the Underground led to whole lines closing. TfL warned passengers that no services would run on the Victoria and Waterloo and City lines and on the Piccadill...

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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 >