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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...

Building the North's new railways

Building the North's new railways

26 February 2019Mike Hulme and Justin Moss, co-chairs of Northern Rail Industry Leaders, look at how the supply chain is working with Transport for the North (TfN) to deliver benefits for the region in light of its recent White Paper. These are exciting times fo...

Rail Technology Magazine fuels the Northern Powerhouse with official partnership

Rail Technology Magazine fuels the Northern Powerhouse with official partnership

21 November 2018 Cognitive Publishing, the home of leading railway industry title Rail Technology Magazine, has been selected as an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse. In support of the regional initiative, Cognitive will join a network of leaders and...

Towards railway-specific, bearer-independent communication

Towards railway-specific, bearer-independent communication

17 September 2018Freelance transport journalist Lesley Brown looks towards railway-specific, bearer independent communication.  Today, GSM-R is a well-established technology for carrying voice and data for operations across most railway networks in...

The benefits of aluminium honeycomb to the rail industry

The benefits of aluminium honeycomb to the rail industry

03 September 2018Gillian Haverson, senior marketing executive at Corex Honeycomb, explains how the company’s innovative aluminium honeycomb material is supporting several large-scale rail projects in the UK. Corex Honeycomb has been a trusted manufacturer o...

Network Rail has yet to give an end date for Cardiff electrification

Network Rail has yet to give an end date for Cardiff electrification

13 July 2018Article by Callum Wood of Rail Technology Magazine Network Rail cannot give a precise date for when work on the electrification of the south Wales mainline will be completed The £2.8bn  project was announced by Prime Minster David Cam...

Tracking the contribution of logistics to sustainability

Tracking the contribution of logistics to sustainability

26 June 2018Andreas Johansson, vice president of the engineering & manufacturing sector at DHL, and Manoella Wilbaut, the company’s head of global commercial developments & sustainability, explore ways in which the rail industry can achieve eco...

How two-way radio can boost worker safety

How two-way radio can boost worker safety

22 May 2018ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Brentwood Communications explains why two-way radio technology remains the first-choice workplace tool across all industries, especially in one as high-risk as rail. By its very nature, the rail industry is one of the...

UKRIA 2018: NTAR’s response

UKRIA 2018: NTAR’s response

05 April 2018Below is a letter from Simon Rennie, general manager at the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR), regarding the UK Rail Industry Awards 2018.   I am writing to summarise our experience and subsequent thoughts following the UKRIA Award...

A game changer for Midland Metro

A game changer for Midland Metro

08 December 2017The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) updates RTM’s Luana Salles on the latest projects taking place across the growing Midland Metro network. The expansion of the Midland Metro tram network continues to gather pace, with a flurry of...

Testing tomorrow's technology today

Testing tomorrow's technology today

09 November 2017David Brazier, site manager and area sales manager for the UK & Ireland at OMICRON electronics, tells RTM’s Luana Salles about the major testing benefits the company’s new training academy will bring to the rail industry. Inside O...

What next for safety?

What next for safety?

09 November 2017As rail businesses edge towards their target of zero injuries, improving safety performance can plateau. Amey’s sector director for rail, Lee Jones, explains how embracing tech, smart data and human science could help the infrastructure prov...

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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 >