LNER chooses the innovative startups it will work with...

As part of London North Eastern Railway’s innovation programme, LNER FutureLabs, the train operator will be working with five of the most...

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation...

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System...

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AVENTICS launches new pneumatic air dryer with eight-year maintenance interval

AVENTICS™, one of the world’s leading product brands for pneumatic components and systems, has now launched its new range of RDD Air Dryers that only require service intervals after eight years or 25,000 operating hours. RDD air dryers contain a newly developed, patented adsorption...

Upgraded signalling leads to shorter waiting times at level crossings in East Suffolk

Essential new equipment, that will make level crossings safer and reduce waiting times at user worked level crossings, has been installed along the 49-mile East Suffolk line. Axle counters, which detect whether a train is occupying a section of track, have been installed at...

Fugro to conduct RILA survey of Network Rail’s Western route

Network Rail has contracted Fugro to conduct a RILA survey of a major part the rail network on the Western route in England. Fugro will collect of nearly 1,000 route miles of RILA data, providing asset and track position information that will be used by Network Rail...

3Squared and East Midlands Railway sign five-year extension agreement

3Squared, the Sheffield-based rail technology specialists, has announced that it has signed an extension with East Midlands Railway (EMR) for the train operator to continue to use its innovative RailSmart Employee Development System (EDS), which reduces the administrative burden of employee competency management, to help proactively manage...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on site. Cleveland Bridge, a world-leading steel engineering company involved in the construction of the Wembley Arch and the Shard, has produced twenty...

LNER chooses the innovative startups it will work with to improve UK rail travel

As part of London North Eastern Railway’s innovation programme, LNER FutureLabs, the train operator will be working with five of the most innovative startups around the world to accelerate new projects to improve rail travel in the UK. Startups were invited to pitch their...

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most recent role was president and chief executive officer of New York City Transit Authority, where he was responsible for 50,000 staff and devised a $40bn...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System (ETCS) into the cabs of Class 60, 59,57 and 47 freight locomotives. This follows on from the contract that DB ESG received...

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration of Barmouth Viaduct in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in the future. A large number of the timber and metal elements of the Grade II* listed viaduct need replacing, as well as...

RAIB published 2019 Annual Report

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its 2019 Annual Report. It was a busy year. During the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019, RAIB received 381 notifications of railway accidents and incidents from the industry. These resulted in 51 preliminary...

Past lives: Chris White (1942-2020)

Chris White was the epitome of the dedicated railwayman. Born in 1942, his parents ran a market gardening business in the Devon village of Budleigh Salterton. He loved trains from an early age and on leaving school, he became a probationer (nowadays a trainee technician) based at...

RIA’s Update 111 now available

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has published it latest quarterly magazine - Update 111. Normally only available to RIA members, the Update covers a range of topics and issues related to the UK rail supply community.