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Welcome to the RPD News section, here you will find latest news within the rail industry and some great articles posted by our staff.

TfL announces MTR to run Crossrail services

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By TfL Press Office Transport for London (TfL) has today announced its intention to award the contract to operate Crossrail services to MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited (MTR). The £1.4 billion contract will be for eight years with an option to extend to ten years. MTR will be a key partner in delivering the new Crossrail […]


New Clients for Assure CMS

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Welcome to CAF Training is now complete and the system is up and running with already successful results. Assessors are much more confident that time will be saved and in house administrators are looking at ways they can implement the system within other areas of the business. Some of the feedback received from trainees: ‘Well […]


Edinburgh Trams running like a dream


The long wait is at last over for Edinburgh citizens. After a few weeks running they are able to use the trams which run an 8.7 mile route from Edinburgh Airport to York Place in New Town. On the first day of operation the anticipated passenger levels exceeded Edinburgh Trams expectations and has since then […]


Thameslink Franchise operator announced

UK’s largest rail franchise awarded French railways subsidiary The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the first long-term rail franchise award since the hiatus two years ago over the proposed West Coast Main Line (WCML) award to First Group. This was overturned by the threat of a Judicial Review instigated by Virgin and Stagecoach, the […]