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What is Inside Track?
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Inside Track

The rail industry insight

Inside Track is a new railway industry magazine from RBD Publications that looks at the UK rail industry in detail, describes how it works, discusses all the latest projects and technology, and investigates opportunities for the supply chain.


Six issues a year, commencing in May 2021, will each look at a different aspects of the UK’s rail industry, including constructing, enhancing and maintaining Britain’s railways, train operations, safety and governance.


Every issue will contain around twenty feature articles on the headline topic, written by industry experts, as well as news and views from around the network.


Inside Track will appeal to everyone who wants to know more about the rail industry in detail. This includes both those already working in rail, but who want to understand how their role fits into the bigger picture, and outsiders who are considering entering the industry, either for work or as suppliers.

For your insight into the workings of Britain’s railways, subscribe to Inside Track today.

Feature Schedules and Deadlines

Six issues a year, commencing in May 2021, will each look at a different aspect of the UK’s rail industry, including building, enhancing and maintaining Britain’s railways, train operations, safety and governance.


Every issue will contain around twenty feature articles on the headline topic, written by industry experts, as well as news and views from around the network. Click the feature month to find out more.

The major railway construction projects in the UK, including:

  • HS2
  • East West Rail
  • Crossrail
  • Crossrail 2
  • LU Northern and Bakerloo line extensions

Keeping trains running, and passengers and freight customers happy, is a never-ending task:

  • Train operators (TOCs)
  • Freight operators (FOCs)
  • Rolling-stock companies (ROSCOs)
  • Train fleets and new fleet introductions
  • Depots and train maintenance
  • Freight terminals and ports

Major projects to improve and enhance the UK railway network, including:

  • Transpennine Upgrade
  • Great North Rail Project
  • East Coast Upgrade
  • East Coast Digital Programme
  • Midland Main Line Upgrade
  • Birmingham New Street Resignalling

The safety of railway employees, passengers and the public at large:

  • RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch)
  • RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board)
  • Regulator (Office of Rail and Road)
  • Network Rail Safety Task Force
  • British Transport Police

The ongoing work to keep the railway running reliably and safely:

  • Network Rail framework contracts
  • Network Rail delivery units
  • Christmas and Bank Holiday working
  • Contingent labour
  • Skills and skill shortages
  • Plant & equipment and track access

The railways are public transport, and the infrastructure is owned by the government:

  • Government (Department for Transport)
  • Regulator (Office of Rail and Road)
  • Transport Scotland
  • Transport for Wales
  • Department for Infrastructure (NI)

Previous Editions

If you have missed any past editions, don’t worry – you can catch up here. Simply click the buttons below to view every previous edition in an interactive digital format.


To send us feedback on our current or past issues, or if you would like to talk to us about telling your story in print, please get in touch using the contact form below.

Want to find out more?

Whether you want to advertise in InsideTrack, or you’d like to discuss editorial options, our team will be happy to support your business.

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Edited and largely written by Nigel Wordsworth, one of the rail industry’s leading commentators, InsideTrack will give a fascinating insight into how Britain’s railway works, what it is up to and the way it interrelates with government, the supply chain and UK industry, as well as with freight
customers and the travelling public.


To be widely distributed, both as a printed, full-colour magazine and in digital format, InsideTrack will appeal to advertisers who want to promote their products and services to Tier 1 contractors and to those working in the supply chain who want to have their sales message seen in a quality publication by decision-makers throughout the rail industry.

Meet our team

Christian Wiles

Sales Director

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Amy Hudson

Head of Sales

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Freddie Neal

Senior Business Development Specialist

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Danielle Burwood

Customer Relations Specialist

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Nigel Wordsworth

Managing Editor

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Danny Longhorn

Head of Content

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Chris Cassidy

Head of Publications

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Dave Windass

Content Developer

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Elliot Gates

Senior Business Development Specialist

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Our aim is always to be a great place to work and a fantastic place to do business with – an organisation that makes a difference in all that we do.


If you are at the top of your game and you can help us deliver the services outlined in our resources section, please send in your CV. We are always looking for dynamic, energetic and value-adding people to join our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

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If you need support in growing or profiling your business, we are confident that we will be the right collaborative partner for you. Please contact us today and we will contact you for a chat.

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RBD Publications is the only rail industry publication focused entirely on the business of Britain’s railways, creating industry insights and sharing news, views and best practice. Our objective is to bring companies and customers together – giving organisations already delivering services in the industry, and new entrants to the market, a business community platform covering the latest industry news and highlighting opportunities to work and grow stronger together.