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. 

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Milestones | The markers of success which HS2 is targeting over the coming years

Our August/September 2021 edition of RTM covers many of the changing aspects of the rail industry, including key changes involving infrastructure and stations. Read our breakdown of the key milestones with HS2 between now and 2024, while elsewhere we investigate the role which hydrogen fuels could have on UK rolling stock. We also delve into the ever-growing digital world of the rail industry, while from Page 65 onwards, we include our Railtex / Infrarail 2021 supplement – your chance to gain a wealth of valuable information about the exhibition, right at your fingertips.

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The net-zero mission is only just getting started. Join #RTM365 on the 21st October to join the journey as we unite with industry leaders and energy experts to determine the 'green' future of the rail industry.

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Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

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