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Thermoteknix: World leading thermal imaging

Thermoteknix: World leading thermal imaging

02.06.20: Thermoteknix is one of the world’s leading thermal imaging companies and has supplied thousands of its cameras and systems since it was founded in 1982.  Its cameras are used in many security, surveillance, industrial applications and...

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

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

26.05.20: The 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 co...

Greater Anglia appoints environment and energy manager

Greater Anglia appoints environment and energy manager

22.05.20: Rail 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...

SOCOTEC 'Business Ready' initiative to help businesses resume operations

SOCOTEC 'Business Ready' initiative to help businesses resume operations

21.05.20: Words provided by SOCOTEC editorially reviewed by Rail Technology Magazine SOCOTEC has developed ‘Business Ready’, a new initiative designed to help organisations prepare as they resume operations in the wake of t...

Meeting the challenge of PPE

Meeting the challenge of PPE

21.05.20: Words 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 protect...

Overhead conductor rail for 250 km-h proven in single track tunnels

Overhead conductor rail for 250 km-h proven in single track tunnels

14.05.20: In the single-track, 15.4km long Ceneri Base Tunnel, high-speed tests have been running since April 20. On May 1st, at 03.30am Deutsche Bahn's High Speed ICE-S test train successfully reached the speed of 275 km/h. From the 13th May onwards...

Althon Precast Headwalls on Network Rail Projects

Althon Precast Headwalls on Network Rail Projects

21.04.20: Since 2011 Althon have been supplying Network Rail projects across the whole of the UK. As the UK’s leading supplier of precast concrete headwalls and associated accessories with the UK’s largest range of headwalls, Althon...

Ep 8 Safely shaping a sustainable railway, Martin Frobisher

Ep 8 Safely shaping a sustainable railway, Martin Frobisher

20.02.20: Martin Frobisher, Group director, Safety, Technical & Engineering and Network Rail, joins us in the RTM Podcast room to discuss the renewable railway of the future and safety on the track. As a Director of industry giant, Network Rail, Marti...

Eliminate rail track pollution and protect your railway ballast and our environment

Eliminate rail track pollution and protect your railway ballast and our environment

11.02.20: The Challenge  Stop spills or contamination before the event of contamination occurs to protect our environment with OPEC’s Rail Track Protection Trays.  Drainage plays an important role in the stability of the rail net...

Northern on the hunt for new apprentices

Northern on the hunt for new apprentices

06.02.20: Arriva Rail North (Northern) has announced it is looking for apprentice applicants to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The scheme will enable 16 of these apprentices to train as engineering technicians and five to focus more specific...

National Accreditation for Community Rail Partnership

National Accreditation for Community Rail Partnership

06.02.20: The Community Rail Partnership (CRP) on Fenland’s Hereward railway line, has been given official accredited status from the Department of Transport. The accreditation shows that the government has recognised the CRP’s ability to...

Network Rail awards £257m contract for portable plant

Network Rail awards £257m contract for portable plant

05.02.20: Network Rail has awarded a contract to VP Plc worth £257m for the hire, supply and maintenance of portable plant. The agreed contract covers all 13 of Network Rail’s routes, and the maintenance and repair of 28,000 items of port...

Ep 7. A system built around passengers, Robert Nisbet

Ep 7. A system built around passengers, Robert Nisbet

04.02.20: Regional Director for the Rail Delivery Group and former journalist for Sky News and the BBC, Robert Nisbet joins us in the studio to discuss his career move into the rail industry and how technology is improving Britain’s railways year on...

Network Rail’s Andrew Haines to speak at RIA dinner

Network Rail’s Andrew Haines to speak at RIA dinner

03.02.20: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced today (Jan 3) that the Chief Executive of Network Rail, Andrew Haines OBE will deliver a keynote speech at the Annual RIA Gala Dinner. The event will take place on February 13 2020 and wi...

Bid submitted for £100m Darlington station regeneration

Bid submitted for £100m Darlington station regeneration

28.01.20: Tees Valley Combined Authority has submitted a bid to government for the funds needed to ‘dramatically overhaul’ Darlington railway station. Announced by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen yesterday (Jan 27), the business case for th...

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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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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio ... more >

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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 its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... 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 >