Outsourcing: the way forward

Rail has been at the heart of our transport system since tracked roads and wagonways became part of the furniture in Britain’s mines during the 16th…

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Speed: the next dimension

A railway is a living thing – always changing or moving, and not just the trains! Signs and other trackside equipment are affected by the weather…

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Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling put spotlight on Blackfriars Station and rail investment

Network Rail today welcomed the budget day visit by the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer to see one of London’s biggest infrastructure…

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Has high speed’s time come?

The government’s plans for a future UK high speed rail network were released on 11th March. Lord Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport, announced…

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RTS 2010 Railway Traction Systems

Are you interested in the future of railways and planning to be in Birmingham this April? The IET is hosting the first UK conference on Railway Traction…

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DRS to run charity special

Direct Rail Services is planning, in conjunction with Northern Rail and Network Rail, to run a charity railtour on May 22nd. The train will run from Workington…

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Sale of High Speed 1 to fund green investment bank

Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced the creation of a green investment bank that will provide funding for sustainable transport projects. Speaking…

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Workington shuttle service extended to at least May

Train operator DRS, who provide the rolling stock for the Workington shuttles, has confirmed to the Rail Media Group that the free shuttle service from…

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SNCF may make fresh bid for Arriva

Following the recent collapse of merger talks between French rail operator SNCF and Arriva, the French company is considering making a fresh bid for the…

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RMT signalling members vote for action

RAIL UNION RMT announced this morning that a ballot for action of signalling and supervisory staff has returned a vote of 54% for strike action and a vote…

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Northern Hub proposals could bring 23,000 jobs to region, GMITA-commissioned study reveals

Proposed work on the ‘Northern Hub’ could benefit the northern economy by £2.1 billion by 2021, a report commissioned by Manchester transport leaders…

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Vadim Morozov elected CEO of Ulan Bator Railway

An Ulan Bator Railway general shareholders’ meeting was held today in Ulan Bator. During the meeting, changes were made to the company’s management,…

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