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. 

Transforming Track Maintenance & Safety

RTM APR/MAY 21

Transforming Track Maintenance & Safety

Delve into the rich range of contributions in our April/May 2021 edition of RTM, covering everything from automated video technology on trains to detect lineside obstructions and risks to the plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and hear from the team behind the new Piccadilly line tube stock

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RTM365 Online Festival, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

RTM365 Online Festival

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
16th June 2021

On the 16th June, RTM365 will bring together industry leaders to share their knowledge on how to start attracting a diverse workforce, 

how driving cultural change within your organisation can help develop and retain new skills,

the investment in creating a rail network accessible for all and

how to ensure your business meets EDI standards in procurement to win new business. 

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The Green Rail Revolution

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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