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Rail Development - Articles and news items

Prime Minister supports campaign to deliver £1bn rail improvements across North Wales & Cheshire

Rail industry news / 17 January 2017 /

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has backed the Growth Track 360 campaign to secure £1 billion of rail improvements for North Wales and Cheshire.

Challenging perceptions and encouraging the next generation of rail professionals

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 16 January 2017 /

Gary Smithson, Associate Director – Rail at Morson International recruitment agency discusses the industry skills shortage and explains why it will be important to challenge current perceptions as well as encourage the next generation.

Bane NOR to manage Norwegian rail network replacing Jernbaneverket

Rail industry news / 5 January 2017 /

Bane NOR officially launched on 02 January 2017 replacing Jernbaneverket as Norway’s rail infrastructure manager.

Vital Crossrail work delivered over Christmas period

Rail industry news / 4 January 2017 /

A £45m programme of work was completed over the Christmas period for the Crossrail project on existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex.

The Portuguese Railway: 160 years and 160 more

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 December 2016 /

Mario Fernandes, Road and Rail Planning Director at Infraestruturas de Portugal, looks back at 160 years of the Portuguese railway and discusses future plans and goals.

Rail passengers claiming compensation almost trebles but more needs to be done says Transport Focus

Rail industry news / 17 November 2016 /

The number of rail passengers claiming compensation owed has almost trebled since 2013. However, significant improvement is still needed to make the process more open to passengers says Transport Focus.

North of England businesses call for increase in transport spending ahead of Autumn Statement

Rail industry news / 16 November 2016 /

Northern businesses are calling on Government to commit to an increase in transport funding and devolve Northern transport powers ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement.

Technology as enabler for customer-centricity in the rail industry

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 20 October 2016 /

Thomas Drexler, Amadeus Director of Rail & Ground Travel explains how the rail industry can utilise technologies to strengthen customer focus…

Delay Repay 15 compensation scheme for rail passengers announced

Rail industry news / 13 October 2016 /

The UK government has announced Delay Repay 15 – a new compensation scheme for rail passengers if their train is more than 15 minutes late.

Network Rail creates MD post to act as ‘railway upgrade tsar for the North’

Rail industry news / 7 October 2016 /

Network Rail has confirmed it will appoint a new managing director for its northern portfolio who will oversee the railway upgrade plan in the north of England.

Rail passengers to benefit from improved rights on delay compensation

Rail industry news / 1 October 2016 /

From 01 October, rail passengers in the UK will benefit from improved rights on delay compensation following the introduction of the new National Rail Conditions of Travel which is in line with the Consumer Rights Act.

The Port of Piraeus – Opportunity for Railways in South East Europe?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 8 September 2016 /

Aleksandar Bauranov, transportation engineer and research associate, discusses the opportunity of utilising the Port of Piraeus in Greece to cut rail freight times to South East and Central Europe.


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