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Cost of controversial railway policing plan could be 'significant'

Police bosses have awarded an initial £400,000 contract for work overseeing the merger with British Transport Police amid warnings final costs will be “significant”.

Kirklees Council leader goes to Westminster to urge trans-Pennine rail boost

West Yorkshire council chiefs lobby Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

London Overground celebrates ten years of transforming rail travel in the capital

A new map showcasing popular attractions and destinations accessible via the London Overground has been published to celebrate the network’s 10th anniversary.

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  • Bus firm backs poppy appeal with moving tribute Bus firm Transdev’s own moving tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom is taking to the road across Yorkshire and Lancashire. The company is adorning dozens of its buses with large sized commemorative poppies to encourage its thousands of customers travelling every day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Building on its support in previous years, the company has now bought an extra 57 king-sized bus poppies from the Royal British Legion to add to the dozens already displayed each year on its vehicles. Serving members of the armed forces will a...

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  • Consultation launched on Crewe HS2 'masterplan'Cheshire East Council is to launch a public consultation on its draft Crewe HS2 Masterplan Vision. The announcement comes following unanimous approval by the council’s cabinet yesterday. The document outlines the economic benefits that an enhanced HS2 hub rail station at Crewe could have...
  • Iconic Ordsall Chord bridge completed by NRManchester’s three main railway stations have been connected for the first time today with the completion of the Ordsall Chord. The historic centre piece of the Great North Rail Project, the Ordsall Chord bridge, will join Manchester’s Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations...
  • Testing tomorrow's technology todayDavid Brazier, site manager and area sales manager for the UK & Ireland at OMICRON electronics, tells RTM’s Luana Salles about the major testing benefits the company’s new training academy will bring to the rail industry. Inside OMICRON’s new state-of-the-art training...
  • Night Tube, one year onMark Wild, managing director of London Underground, celebrates the astounding first-year success of the capital’s 24-hour Tube service. TfL and the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, have hailed the huge success of London Underground’s Night Tube after economic figures and passenger...
  • The first phase of Liverpool Lime Street's major upgradeAs part of a £340m investment in the city, Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing the first phase of transformation works and the biggest upgrade it has seen since the 19th century, writes Sean Hyland, senior project manager at Network Rail. At time of writing, Liverpool Lime Street...
  • Modernising journeys in north east EnglandFirst Hull Trains is about to embark on the biggest fleet overhaul it has delivered since being set up in 2000. Managing director Will Dunnett tells RTM’s Josh Mines about how the new rolling stock will benefit passengers in the region. It’s a busy time for rolling stock in the north...
  • GWR continues infrastructure project with new timetable plannedThe next phase of the project to build and improve infrastructure along the Great Western main line is set to begin. Upcoming work will focus on delivering upgrades to high-speed routes from Paddington to Newbury, Oxford, Bristol, South Wales and the Cotswolds. The project will see the biggest...

  • Second day of strikes in DOO disputes as ASLEF accepts deal The second day of strikes by RMT conductors has begun, and three operators are affected today. Of these, Greater Anglia and Southern expect to run almost normal services, but South Western Railway is likely to lose 40 per cent of services during the day, and 30 per cent in the peaks. The industrial situation remains mixed, because ASLEF drivers on Southern have accepted a five-year deal while the RMT is standing firm, repeating its call for the government to intervene.

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  • Scientist uses sunflower oil to cook up pothole preventionInspired by a cooking technique demonstrated on the Spanish version of Masterchef, Dr Alvaro Garcia, from the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), was inspired to use microcapsules of sunflower oil to create self-repairing road surfaces. As cracks appear in the road surface, tiny capsules break open to release oil, which has the effect of softening the surrounding asphalt. This helps… The post Scientist uses sunflower oil to cook up pothole prevention appeared first on ETA.

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