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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...

Risk management for railway engineering

Risk management for railway engineering

22 May 2017RTM talks to Ben Shirley, health and safety risk specialist at the ORR, about the importance of risk management on Great Britain’s railways.

Get ready for cyber safety

Get ready for cyber safety

15 May 2017It’s time the rail industry turns its attention to the importance of cyber security as we move towards increasingly digital systems, Johnny Schute, deputy chief inspector of railways and deputy director of policy, strategy and planning in the Rail...

Glasgow: subway station upgrades reach halfway point

Glasgow: subway station upgrades reach halfway point

11 May 2017Charles Hoskins, senior director at the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), gives RTM an update on the £300m Glasgow Subway Modernisation programme and the work still to do.

London Bridge: nearing the final phase

London Bridge: nearing the final phase

08 May 2017Mark Somers, project director of the Thameslink Programme, gives RTM’s Josh Mines an update on the work at London Bridge station, including construction completed over the Easter weekend and how the programme is nearing its final stage.

iRail 2017: inspiring the rail workers of the future

iRail 2017: inspiring the rail workers of the future

05 May 2017RTM’s Josh Mines reports from this year’s edition of iRail. In mid-March, 12 teams of teenagers from schools around Derbyshire came together for this year’s iRail event, held at Pride Park stadium, the home of Derby County Footb...

Digital Railway: four steps forward

Digital Railway: four steps forward

05 May 2017Shortly before the general election was called, the Digital Railway team announced several major updates to its programme. RTM’s Luana Salles reports. On 13 April, Digital Railway took the rail sector by surprise by revealing a series of up...

Railway costs through the roof?

Railway costs through the roof?

05 May 2017Lord Berkeley, chairman of the Rail Freight Group, gives his thoughts on the National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) recent report into modernising Great Western Main Line (GWML) and the escalating costs of the project. The recently publ...

The most complex signalling phase in Britain

The most complex signalling phase in Britain

23 March 2017RTM caught up with Richard Scott, programme manager at Network Rail, about the recent successful delivery of the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewals (CASR) project, which has been branded the biggest and most complex signalling phase delivered to date.

Bond Street: The importance of clear and consistent stakeholder communication

Bond Street: The importance of clear and consistent stakeholder communication

21 March 2017Chris Pateman, Crossrail’s Bond Street project manager, and Simon Bennett, head of Learning Legacy at Crossrail, discuss the value of strong stakeholder engagement while constructing a station in the heart of Mayfair.

The user must be at the heart of technological change

The user must be at the heart of technological change

16 March 2017David Sidebottom, passenger director at Transport Focus, discusses the need for developers and the industry to consider the way that people use ticket machines and ensure it inspires their trust.

Ordsall Chord: History being made

Ordsall Chord: History being made

14 March 2017RTM speaks to the many partners involved in the Ordsall Chord scheme after the team successfully completed a major 16-day blockade over Christmas and put in place the iconic 600-tonne network arch. Luana Salles reports.

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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 >