THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Rail engineers strike gold...

Multidisciplinary engineering business Dyer & Butler has earned Gold level status from the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). This is the highest level of membership...

Tunnel operation takes flight...

Essential work on a tunnel in the Peak District got some help from high places. Helicopters helped airlift construction materials into position as part of...

Island Line to re-open...

South Western Railway has said that the Island Line is set to reopen on 1 November. The upgraded line’s reopening is subject to a final...

Rail review author calls...

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan For Rail white paper, has urged for fares reform – arguing there has never been a better...

WEEK ON THE NETWORK

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Open data: A good thing

James Bain, Rail Supply Group’s ‘Mobility and Data’ Champion and CEO of Worldline UK and Ireland, considers the benefits of open data to an...

A digital Development Consent Order?

Viral Desai, principal planner at Atkins, explains how a holistic approach to consent can speed up the programme, smooth examinations, and transform major projects. Getting...

It’s the environment (and the economy), stupid!

Steve Higham, managing director of Systra in the UK and Ireland, makes the case for high-speed rail in terms of the benefits it will...

The railway industry can lead the way out of the pandemic

Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association, calls for greater certainty from the government as the railway prepares to emerge from the...

MORE NEWS

Iconic arrows get a...

The famous National Rail double arrow has turned several shades of green ahead of the COP26 UN climate summit, which takes place in November. The...

Digital signalling for East...

A test of the digital in-cab signalling system ECTS level 2 (European Train Control System) has been carried out successfully using a Govia Thameslink...

Potential union of unions...

In what is a possible world’s first, London-based transport and travel union the TSSA is in talks with America's International Brotherhood of Boilermakers on...

London’s Northern line extension...

Two new Tube stations have opened in London as services commence on the Northern line extension. The new step-free Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms...

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