Latest Rail News

Mace secures significant role on NPR programme

01 June 2020Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, have been chosen by Transport for the North to lead the Programme Support Officer for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. Under the new contract, Mace is responsible for stakeholde... more >

£65m to help keep Wales’ railway running

01 June 2020The Welsh Government announced yesterday (May 31st) it intends to spend up to £65m over the next 6 months to guarantee train services continue to operate on the Wales and Borders network for key workers and others that rely on the train to t... more >

Rail organisations join to call for supplier capacity to be examined in North and Midlands Rail Plans

01 June 2020Representatives from rail suppliers across the UK have united to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s inquiry on developing an integrated rail plan for the Midlands and North of England. In their combined response, Northern R... more >

Brighton passengers able to advise on upgrade proposals

01 June 2020Passengers who travel on the Brighton Main Line and the lines that feed into it are being ask to provide feedback on major proposals to clear the railway bottleneck at Croydon and deliver more reliable, more frequent and faster services. The prop... more >

Chiltern main line sees multi-million-pound investment to prevent landslips

29 May 2020Passengers who use the Chiltern main line will be able to make more reliable journeys following major work to secure a railway embankment in Warwickshire. Since December last year, a £9m investment by Network Rail has seen engineers working... more >

Ep 11. With Invisi Smart shield you can confidently touch a ticket machine, Saba Yussouf

28 May 2020Saba Yussouf, CEO of Invisi Smart Technologies UK, joins host Ailsa Cowen for episode 11 of Rail Technology Magazine's podcast Track Talk. This partnered episode allows the rail industry to hear about a revolutionary piece of technology that has... more >

Revolutionary £2.7bn plan for Derbyshire’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

28 May 2020A £2.7bn transport plan to deliver fast and frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton and key development sties across the East Midlands has been released, with hopes to aid the economic recovery for Derbyshire post... more >

Ep 10. We need to keep investing in rail, Kate Jennings

27 May 2020Policy Director and Lead Coronavirus Response Co-Ordinator at RIA, Kate Jennings, joined host Matt Roberts on Track Talk to discuss how the rail industry can and will respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Kate is responsible for supporting the RIA... more >

GTR uses 30-day Coronavirus killer to help protect passengers and colleagues

26 May 2020Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) entire fleet of Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express trains, plus stations and staff areas have been treated with a powerful new viruscide which sticks to surfaces, killing Coronavirus for... more >

ROI is up and Carbon is down: a new RTM experience

26 May 2020The world has had to face changes and challenges in 2020 but Rail Technology Magazine began its next stage of evolution long before COVID-19 was discovered. Last year the RTM team embarked on a journey evaluating technology partners that could he... more >

Network Rail worker donates PPE to Northumberland school

26 May 2020A Network Rail worker in the North East has donated spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to Collingwood School in Morpeth so children with additional needs can safely continue vital education during the Covid-19 outbreak. Malcolm Tait is a M... more >

Biggest restoration of Barmouth Viaduct in its history

26 May 2020Network Rail will begin a £25m project on Barmouth Viaduct to upgrade and protect the 1864 bridge for local people and visitors in the future. The work on the Grade II listed structure will involve replacing a large number of the timber and... more >

HS2: Tunnel Boring Machines first images revealed

26 May 2020HS2 have today (May 26) releveled the first images of their two Tunnel Boring Machines set to begin working on the project later this year. The TBMs are 170m in length, nearly 5 times the length of a football pitch, each one weights roughly 2000... more >

Greater Anglia appoints environment and energy manager

22 May 2020Rail operator, Greater Anglia, has appointed a new Environment and Energy Manager to support its sustainability goals and raise awareness of environmental issues within the railway. Before taking on her new role, Stephanie Evans worked for two un... more >

Meeting the challenge of PPE

21 May 2020Words provided by Jermyn Street Design editorially reviewed by Rail Technology Magazine   As train operators face the huge challenge of getting their operations up and running again, one of the main issues to address is prote... more >