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Michael Roberts - Articles and news items

Demand for rail travel outpaces growth in economy and employment

Rail industry news / 24 October 2014 /

Growth in rail travel has outpaced the strengthening economy and rising employment levels over the last six months, according to new figures…

Time to move on from if to how hs2 will run, say rail leaders

Rail industry news / 14 March 2014 /

Rail industry leaders set out five key priorities to ensure HS2 becomes the backbone of a growing railway, maximising the benefits to the country…

Boom in rail travel creates 10,000 jobs

Rail industry news / 30 September 2013 /

“Not only are operators growing the market for train travel, they are also increasing their workforce…”

Crime on Britain’s railways falls for ninth successive year

Rail industry news / 12 August 2013 /

Crime on Britain’s railways falls for ninth year but theft of passenger property rises as thieves target mobile technology…

Train companies respond to High Speed Rail announcement

Rail industry news / 28 January 2013 /

Responding to the announcement on HS2, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the ATOC…

Capacity, efficiency, safety – ATOC and Network Rail back 30-year Railway Technical Strategy

Rail industry news / 14 December 2012 /

New technology that could boost the capacity of the network…

Crime down on Britain’s railways

Rail industry news / 17 May 2012 /

The long term downward trend in crime on Britain’s rail systems has continued with a 9.1% fall…

ATOC sets out high level overview on rolling stock numbers

Rail industry news / 8 May 2012 /

ATOC has set out the industry’s options for additional vehicles between 2014 and 2019 (Control Period 5)…

Rail industry calls for tough new measures on metal theft

Rail industry news / 8 November 2011 /

The rail industry called for tough new measures to deal with cable theft…

Train companies respond to National Passenger Survey

Rail industry news / 29 June 2011 /

In response to the publication of the latest National Passenger Survey, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, ATOC, said…