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Britain’s driverless future

Railways must embrace automation, but successful deployment of driverless vehicles...

Informed Sources: Constraints needed for accident investigation closures

Welcome to Informed Sources November 2020...

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Scotland in Focus: Highlands prepare for 2020s

A programme of continuous improvement...

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Celebrating diversity

Women in Rail Awards winners announced as Big Rail Diversity Challenge...

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The way through the woods: Part 1

Sunny delight...

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DECEMBER CHANGES MUTED BY COVID

There are some timetable improvements coming in December 2020...

Alan Williams November 2020

Way back in the mists of time, when people still referred to Wales...

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Scotland in Focus: Scotland plots its rail recovery

In the post-pandemic world...

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Coming soon – the Railway Industry Innovation Awards

On Friday 23 October we will be holding an online version of our annual Railway Industry Innovation Awards, the longest standing awards event in the industry.

Journeys slump to 19th century levels

Passenger usage of the rail network between April and June fell to levels last seen in the mid-19th century, according to data from the Office of Rail and Road.

Upcoming Events

Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association
Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport in the North of England

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Our established conference on Rail in the North of England expands this year into a two-day event, focusing on rail on the first day and buses on the second day.

Sponsored by Porterbrook, Resonate, Hexagon and Alexander Dennis
In association with Rail Forum

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International, Hexagon, Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport Scotland

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Following on from a successful debut in 2023, our two-day event in Scotland returns with a focus on developments on both the rail and bus networks north of the border.

Sponsored by Lothian, Porterbrook, Tracsis, Mellor and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Rail in Oxfordshire and the Midlands

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This year we visit a new city for our Midlands conference, Oxford in the South of the region

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Oxfordshire County Council and the Rail Forum

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Chartered Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis, Porterbrook and Resonate

Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference moves to Swindon for 2025. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

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