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Flexible skills for a changing industry

Flexible skills for a changing industry

18 September 2017Beth Curtis, head of partnerships and communications at the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), tells RTM’s Luana Salles that the new training centres will focus on developing a workforce capable of adapting to ever-changing industry dem...

Keeping an eye on cable theft

Keeping an eye on cable theft

14 September 2017RTM’s David Stevenson reflects on recent cable theft figures from Network Rail.

Thameslink completes significant signal testing

Thameslink completes significant signal testing

14 September 2017Martin Chatfield, project director for high capacity infrastructure on Thameslink, gives RTM an update on the project's signalling works and testing.

High-speed synergies for the north

High-speed synergies for the north

11 September 2017Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is now being increasingly seen as the third phase of the UK’s high-speed rail programme. RTM’s Luana Salles reports on what this means for the region and Transport for the North (TfN).

Elizabeth Line rolling stock: a culture of co-operation

Elizabeth Line rolling stock: a culture of co-operation

11 September 2017With the Elizabeth Line tantalisingly close to completion and the first of its new rolling stock already on track, David Sherrin, senior project manager for rolling stock at TfL, updates RTM’s Josh Mines on the progress and delivery of the new tra...

What role does smart security have in safer rail?

What role does smart security have in safer rail?

08 September 2017Carl Pocknell, head of engineering at Panasonic System Solutions Europe, discusses the role of video analytics in keeping transport hubs safe and operating efficiently. Despite there being over five million CCTV cameras in the UK, most surveillan...

All in this together

All in this together

07 September 2017Northern Hub Alliance project director Mike Heywood updates RTM’s Luana Salles on the astounding progress of the Ordsall Chord – and the tight-knit team responsible for its success.

Rail Live: A unique industry conference

Rail Live: A unique industry conference

04 September 2017Colin Flack, chairman of the Rail Alliance, talks to RTM about this year’s edition of Rail Live and future ambitions. As readers will remember from the June/July issue, RTM sent our very own reporter Josh Mines down to Long Marston to cover...

Thinking down the line

Thinking down the line

28 August 2017East Midlands Derby-based Tidyco (UK) Ltd, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the rail industry for over 40 years, discusses the importance that SMEs play within the wider industry and how best to address the needs of OEMs and ongoi...

Keep cool and carry on

Keep cool and carry on

20 July 2017RTM’s Luana Salles looks at the reasons behind the scorching summer temperatures on the Underground’s rolling stock – and what TfL is doing to change this.

HS2: the catalyst for diversity

HS2: the catalyst for diversity

17 July 2017RTM’s Josh Mines reports on how HS2 Ltd expects its supply chain to remove barriers to inclusion to build capacity and widen access.

A win-win procedure for buyers and suppliers

A win-win procedure for buyers and suppliers

17 July 2017David Clarke, technical director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), argues that a new partnership procurement mechanism might just be the key to developing innovative, transformational and truly sustainable solutions for the sector. RTM’s...

Rail Live: Leading the way in railway innovation

Rail Live: Leading the way in railway innovation

07 July 2017RTM’s Josh Mines reports from this year’s instalment of Rail Live, organised by the Rail Alliance. Held in the heart of Warwickshire’s countryside at Long Marston, Rail Live 2017 showcased an enormous range of track, rolling sto...

Moving towards deep alliances

Moving towards deep alliances

07 July 2017RTM’s Luana Salles reports from one of the Platform sessions at this year’s Railtex, where rail leaders touted the benefits of delivering infrastructure projects via innovative deep alliances. There is no doubt that delivering project...

All set for this year’s ETCR Seminar

All set for this year’s ETCR Seminar

13 June 2017The ‘EU Transport and Railway Affairs’ course, also called the ETCR Seminar, is an annual two-week seminar on EU railway affairs which presents the latest developments within the railway sector on a European level. The first edition wa...

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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 >