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RIA 'Digital Journeys' - Day Two Webinar Series

23 April 2020The Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Unlocking Innovation series has gone virtual, with five webinars being held over the week of 20 April. The second, on Tuesday 21 April, explored the role of data in improving passenger services. Find... more >

RIA 'Digital Journeys' - Day One Webinar Series

22 April 2020The Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Unlocking Innovation series has gone virtual, with a series of five webinars being held over the week of 20 April. With the first webinar taking place on Monday, the discussion looked into what opport... more >

Althon Precast Headwalls on Network Rail Projects

21 April 2020Since 2011 Althon have been supplying Network Rail projects across the whole of the UK. As the UK’s leading supplier of precast concrete headwalls and associated accessories with the UK’s largest range of headwalls, Althon is wel... more >

£46m upgrade completed for Southend rail services

20 April 2020A new overhead wiring system has been installed by Network Rail on the Southend Victoria brand line in a £46m upgrade to improve reliability for key workers currently using the line and in the long term when passengers return to work.  ... more >

‘Trainbow’ symbols of hope spread across Translink

20 April 2020Translink have delivered messages of optimism and unity by giving two trains a makeover in support of the #ChaseTheRainbow movement sweeping the nation. Northern Ireland’s public transport operator has recently unveiled the massive ‘T... more >

HS2 welcomes Government approval to issue Notice to Proceed

15 April 2020Today (April 15th) the Department for Transport (DfT) has given the go ahead for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed to the four Main Works Civils Contractors working on the project, SCS Railways, Align JV, EKFB JV, and BBV JV, to commence full det... more >

Transport for London explains the importance of cyber security

09 April 2020As the third week of lockdown ends, many people are now working from home, raising concerns around cyber security for many employers. RTM spoke to Transport for London to learn how important cyber security is during these unprecedented times. Tr... more >

Rail passengers urged to check ahead as work begins at Guildford

09 April 2020The biggest rail investment in almost 40 years at Guildford is set to begin on Good Friday (Apr 10) with passengers, who need to use the railway for necessary travel at this time, advised to check ahead before travel. On Friday, upgrades on track... more >

Rail Minister publishes open letter to Rail Delivery Group

08 April 2020Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris, has published an open letter to RDG asking the industry to proceed in their work ensuring that rail travel continues to operate throughout the coronavirus outbreak. He opened the letter by thanking them for the... more >

Railway Rainbows needed for displays at railway stations

07 April 2020Network Rail’s station teams are inviting the public to send in home-made pictures of rainbows with a railway theme, which will be displayed at Bristol Temple Meads, Reading and London Paddington. The railway rainbow-themed images are hoped... more >

90% decrease in King’s Cross station users

07 April 2020Network Rail has thanked the public who would usually pass through King’s Cross station for following government guidance and only travelling when essential as new statistics show that footfall at the station has significantly decreased. NR... more >

Network Rail colleagues work together to produce protective gear for NHS

07 April 2020Two Network Rail employees have worked together to help one colleague’s partner make protective gowns for NHS nurses in Northamptonshire. In response to the shortage of essential kit at their local Kettering General hospital, David Rose, in... more >

Cabinet Office releases procurement guidance to support suppliers

06 April 2020In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabinet Office has changed the way procurement cards may be used. The outbreak has placed increased pressure on commercial and finance teams and increased importance on maintaining cashflow to supplie... more >

Key railway workers keep Britain moving

06 April 2020As the country enters its third week of lockdown the rail industry has been working tirelessly to keep the country moving. A condensed passenger timetable came into effect last month (March) to allow a reliable service to resume to get key worker... more >

Public consultation extended by Network Rail on major upgrade to railway in West Yorkshire

06 April 2020Network Rail has lengthened the public consultation period in which residents and passengers can express their opinions and give feedback on proposals to upgrade the railway between Huddersfield and Westtown (Dewsbury) until Thursday, 30 April. &n... more >

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