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Britain Runs on Rail

A new campaign developed by M&C Saatchi on behalf of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train operators and Network Rail, will shine a spotlight on the crucial role the railway plays in British life.


HS1 service by Southeastern ‘exceeds expectations’

The annual report from the Office of Road and Rail found that HS1, whose domestic services are part-operated by Southeastern Railways, met or exceeded targets for delays and financial performance in the year 2015-16.

Wilma Allen

Wilma Allan, Chief Financial Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

As the UK’s largest train operating company, Govia Thameslink Railway currently carries more than 237 million passengers across its network annually. Formed by the merger of Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express, GTR is operated by Govia – a partnership between Keolis and the Go-Ahead Group.

Chief Financial Officer, Wilma Allan, speaks to us more about her role in the company, as well as where she sees the network heading in the future.

NET Trams

NET is number one say customers

Nottingham’s tram network is leading the way across the country for customer satisfaction, an independent passenger survey has revealed.

London Midland Train 3

Keolis shortlisted for West Midlands rail franchise

Keolis UK has been shortlisted by the Department for Transport (DfT) to bid for the West Midlands rail franchise with its joint venture partner Go-Ahead.

Keolis CEO Alistair Gordon

The Digital Railway: a case of when, not if

Alistair Gordon, chief executive of Keolis UK appeared in the April 2016 issue of Transport Times, discussing how Network Rail’s Digital Railway project has the potential to unlock major capacity benefits in the UK.

IPPR North Report Connecting Lines

Calls For Metro Mayors To Be Bold On Transport

A new report from think tank IPPR North – Connecting Lines – has said that the incoming mayors for newly devolved city-regions need to consider innovative new approaches to local taxation and the integration of transport services.

Jo Bentley

Jo Bentley, Customer Service Manager, Nottingham Trams

With the opening of Lines 2 and 3 in 2015, Nottingham’s tram network doubled in size with 28 new stations and over 17km of new track. The network expects to transport around 23 million passengers each year and Jo Bentley is responsible for ensuring they receive excellent customer service.

Dyan Crowther

Dyan Crowther, Chief Operating Officer, GTR

As Chief Operating Officer of GTR, Dyan Crowther leads the largest train operating company in the UK, created following the merger of Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express in July 2015. GTR is part of Govia – a partnership between Keolis and the Go-Ahead Group.

We spoke to Dyan to find out more about her role and get her thoughts on developments in the UK rail sector.

Keolis CEO Alistair Gordon

Chief executive of Keolis UK features in Passenger Transport

Does the UK need a new deal to fund infrastructure investment? Alistair Gordon in Passenger Transport