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Building a better connected South Yorkshire

Building a better connected South Yorkshire

06 September 2019With the newly announced Sheffield City Region Integrated Rail Plan building on the region's official Transport Strategy this summer, Dan Jarvis, mayor of Sheffield City Region, discusses his exciting plans for transforming the transport system in...

Institute to strengthen industry innovation

Institute to strengthen industry innovation

06 September 2019Work will soon start on the construction of the IHSRSI test facilities and associated buildings. When fully operational, in about two years’ time, it will prompt a significant shift in the way the rail industry conducts research and developm...

Investing in the country’s future workforce

Investing in the country’s future workforce

05 September 2019Clair Mowbray, chief executive of the National College for High Speed Rail, talks about addressing the skills gap and investing in new talent across the transport sector. With the UK rail and engineering industries facing a critical skills shorta...

Additive Manufacturing within the Rail Industry

Additive Manufacturing within the Rail Industry

05 September 2019Dr Ian J. Coleman, principal engineer, safety, technical and engineering at Network Rail, describes the benefits brought about by additive manufacturing and 3D printing within rail. Network Rail’s Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) d...

De-Carbonising the Railways

De-Carbonising the Railways

04 September 2019Anthony Perret, the head of sustainable development at RSSB, explains how railways increase sustainability through decarbonisation. Railways can accelerate decarbonisation to become more sustainable, as long as action is taken now to plan ahead....

Accessibility at the heart of the transport revolution

Accessibility at the heart of the transport revolution

04 September 2019Accessibility minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, explains why accessibility must be a key factor in any widespread changes to the transport network in Britain. Within the last ten years, government has worked to make transport accessible to everyone. Ove...

Cardiff’s Commuter Revolution

Cardiff’s Commuter Revolution

04 September 2019Revolutionising the way people travel is at the heart of Cardiff Council’s £1bn transport vision. Huw Thomas, leader of Cardiff Council, explains how the new approach will steer people onto rail, bus and bike as his city faces up to th...

A mutually beneficial supply chain

A mutually beneficial supply chain

03 September 2019A complex supply chain and a new control period provide opportunities for solution-focused SMEs, argues Rob Morton, supply chain operations director for Network Rail. Our suppliers have a vital part to play in running Britain&...

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

26 July 2019Wide ranging improvements to rail services are being lined up for the Doncaster area following the launch of the new Integrated Rail Plan by the Sheffield City Region. The plan, which has been welcomed by the Department for Transport, sets out a...

Your chance to meet Midland Metro Alliance executives at TCR Midlands event

01 July 2019Director of the Midland Metro Alliance, Alejandro Moreno, and head of procurement Paula Gray have been confirmed as attending the TransCityRail (TCR) Midlands conference and dinner in Birmingham on 18 July. Both will be available for networking o...

Local SMEs key for Midland Metro Alliance's head of procurement Paula Gray

Local SMEs key for Midland Metro Alliance's head of procurement Paula Gray

28 June 2019Paula Gray, head of procurement, explains how the Midland Metro Alliance continues to establish partnerships with innovative local SMEs. The Midland Metro Alliance, working on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority, is expanding the tram...

Major railway suppliers join forces to form ‘Rail Innovation Family’

Major railway suppliers join forces to form ‘Rail Innovation Family’

26 June 2019The UK’s major rail suppliers have joined forces to form a ‘Rail Innovation Family’ that will help provide greater and clearer support for suppliers seeking to bring innovation into the rail industry. The Rail Innovation Family...

Better connected with a universal information system

Better connected with a universal information system

08 May 2019Maddy Grant, marketing and content specialist at KeTech Systems Ltd, explores the possibilities of a Universal Information System (UIS). With each exhibition and every award season that passes, companies across the industry challenge themselves t...

It's the little things in rail

It's the little things in rail

29 March 2019Dan Lee-Bursnall, commercial director at Incremental Solutions, RIA member and transport solutions provider, asks: are smaller, innovative projects as important as large-scale infrastructure as we look to decrease carbon and reduce costs? Over th...

Transport Select Committee chair Lilian Greenwood visits KeTech

Transport Select Committee chair Lilian Greenwood visits KeTech

29 March 2019KeTech had the pleasure of welcoming Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South and Chair of the Transport Select Committee to their Nottingham site last Friday. Greenwood has spent the past nine years as the chair of the Transport Select Committe...

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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 >