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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 Dec/Jan 22

RTM Dec/Jan 22

Transforming Weather and Seasons

Our December-January 2021-22 edition of RTM is packed with insights and innovations to help us deliver the railway network of the future. As we enter into the winter period, it’s fitting that we offer our cover story to Network Rail’s Dr Brian Haddock, discussing how weather and seasons are changing our railway network. Elsewhere, we have Charlotte Blach explain a new tool to support supply chain opportunities, and delve deeper into Track & Infrastructure innovations, alongside so much more…

 

 

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Regional Investment

RTM365 Online Festival

Regional Investment
9 December 21

The rail industry is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation with railways about to undergo the most significant transformation in 25 years.

We will be able to provide a more dependable and well-connected passenger first railway as a result of the network improvement. But what does this entail for individual locations in terms of investment?

On the 9th December, RTM365 will bring together leaders from each of the UK regions at our next instalment of virtual events to get the answer to these questions and learn more about regional rail investment, major projects and the effect of the upcoming Great British Rail transition.

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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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