Digital train moving at speed

Going forward from mechanical levers

We have come a long way since the era of Victorian signallers pulling heavy metal levers to provide safe passage for trains rolling into and out of stations.

 Advances in technology mean we no longer have to arduously log each train movement by hand – or use hand-held signal lamps to usher trains past in the dead of night, through tunnels or falling snow.

 Now it’s our turn to be transport pioneers, building on our great traditions to deliver a railway that is fit for the future.

 I am proud as Rail Minister to be working on an ambitious programme to modernise the railways, which includes introducing digital signalling across the rail network in Great Britain, a cutting-edge technology for the oldest passenger rail network in the world.

Just last month we announced £1.2 million of new funding to accelerate development work for digital signalling on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route.

If you'd like to hear more from the Rail Minister, click here or below. 

RTM JUN/JUL 21

RTM JUN/JUL 21

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Our June/July 2021 edition of RTM covers all different aspects of the rail industry, from embedding environmental initiatives across rail projects, to innovative work being done to encourage collaboration between HS2 and academia, and a focus on the future of light rail around the UK, including what is next for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network.

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The Era of Passenger Experience
18th August 2021

 On 18th August, RTM365 will host their Passenger Experience virtual event which will explore the plans to implement the changes affecting passenger experience laid out in the recent Williams Shapps review, the challenges that we need to overcome, opportunities for the supply chain and what we envisage the future of the passenger to be.

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