Latest News & Blog posts

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

HS4Air: A new railway proposal revealed for South East England

A new railway route has been proposed by London firm Expedition, creating a high-speed railway version of the M25, connecting both Gatwick and Heathrow airports… a London-based engineering consultancy firm, have revealed their proposal for a new high-speed railway called HS4Air (High-Speed for Air). The new railway would connect the existing HS1 with the planned […]


The latest on the South Western Franchise

The latest news article from RTM talks about the First MTR joint venture awarded South Western franchise. First MTR has been awarded the new South Western franchise by the government, which will see the introduction of 750 new train carriages to the network by 2020. Pending the successful completion of a 10-day standstill period, the […]


Retirement best wishes

We at RPD wish David the best of luck on his new ventures abroad, he has been our office Manager for some years and has built a rapport with many of our clients. Thank you for everything David and good luck Welcome to Alexandra who has taken over from David a valued asset. ( Far […]


Rail News- Northern Franchise

New trains and training for the North   The North has been given a £1 billion shopping list to transform rail services. A stark contrast to the previous franchise, which assumed no growth and included limited investment. In fact, passenger numbers rose by 50 per cent. The Northern and TransPennine Express franchises will introduce 140 […]