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Technology News
User-unfriendly ticket vending machines (TVMs) can deny convenient access to public transport for passengers with disabilities. Currently available... continue
New Transit
Projects
The first steps to transform the south side of Birmingham city centre have been taken with the submission of the planning application for a new John... continue
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Projects
Plans to transform London Bridge into a bigger and better station have been published by Network Rail. The station’s concourse, which will be... continue
New Transit
Projects Lead Story
The tens of thousands of passengers using Clapham Junction every day are benefitting from improved access, less congestion and improved facilities... continue
New Transit
Cover Story Detail
Chiltern Railways has launched a pioneering new approach to mobile phone ticketing with an integrated system that enables passengers to buy,... continue
New Transit
Cover Story Detail
Peter Stonham
At the end of last year, the board of German national transport operator Deutsche Bahn quietly made a major commitment to roll out its ‘Touch... continue
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Viewpoint
Station designs need to cater for a broad range of activities and should be resilient to the changing conditions experienced within a station, both... continue
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Business
A new model for rural rail lines is proposed in the McNulty report which draws heavily on experience from passenger railways in Europe and freight... continue
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Business
One of the key findings of the McNulty review was that the effectiveness of research, development, testing and innovation in the UK rail industry... continue
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New Transit
Business
A radical new template for restructuring Network Rail and its relationship with train operators is set out in the McNulty report. It extends... continue
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Reflections
By the middle of the century, passenger movements around the globe will have trebled from the level in 2000. Although there will be major growth in... continue
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Reflections
The UK railway revolution begun by the privatisation legislation in 1993 has been an almost permanent one. The pioneering approach, now increasingly... continue
Parking Review
Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
The UK is experiencing a massive rise in metal and scrap metal related theft, which is costing the economy over £700m a year. The demand for... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Network Rail is seeking to appoint a development partner to redevelop land at Princes Square, adjacent to Leeds rail station. The selected... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Network Rail has forecast that the costs of providing the next two generations of new trains could be reduced by hundreds of millions of pounds... continue
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Rail News
Network Rail has forecast that peak patronage will increase by at least 40% across each major city network in the north of England by 2024. The... continue
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People Lead Story
An independent report commissioned by Network Rail has cleared former chief executive Iain Coucher of allegations claiming he had taken illicit... continue
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People
Crossrail has appointed Andrew Wolstenholme, currently director of innovation and strategic capability at Balfour Beatty, as its new chief executive.... continue
New Transit
Rail News
James Dark
The need to clarify rail franchising policy in the wake of the publication of the McNulty review into the industry’s value for money (scheduled... continue
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Rail News
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has warned the rail unions that they must make a commitment to significant improvements in productivity if the... continue
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