New state-of-the-art train simulators are being used to
train 768 Greater Anglia drivers that will be driving the new trains due to
replace all of the company’s existing fleet from later this year, when...
The proposed extension of the Edinburgh Tram network, as previously reported in Rail Engineer, has now been approved by Edinburgh City Council. Councillors have voted to press ahead with taking trams to...
The freight industry in
Scotland has collectively launched a new strategy intended to increase the
amount of freight moved by rail. This is in response to a target set by the
Scottish Government last year...
Humaware, the Southampton-based company that develops and
markets a range of data-driven predictive analytics tools to enhance the
predict and prevent capability of the railway network, has been acquired by EKE-Electronics
of Espoo, Finland.
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 took place 4 to 8 March 2019. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, an offshoot of the Department for Education, It is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s theme was ‘Blaze a Trail’, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships…
Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook is
working with South Western Railway and vehicle exhaust manufacturer Eminox to
fit catalytic converters to hundreds of diesel trains across the UK’s rail
network. The aim is to...
Keith Williams, the independent chair of the Williams Rail
Review, delivered the 2019 Bradshaw Address at the Institution of Civil
Engineers. In it, he stated that “the industry needs to fundamentally realign
itself to its...
Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has signed an agreement with Motherson Rolling Stock Systems GB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motherson Sumi Systems, transferring Bombardier’s assets in connection with the production...
Platforms 5 and 6 at Edinburgh Waverley, recently extended
to 275 metres in length to accommodate new 10-car trains due to be introduced
on the main line between Edinburgh and London later this year,...
Mark Southwell has been announced as the new managing
director of civil engineering for the UK and Ireland at AECOM, the global infrastructure
Formerly head of the signalling programme at...
South Western Railway train operator FirstGroup and Blu
Wireless have announced a project that will significantly boost the quality of
connectivity on trains, pioneering the use of 5G technology on the railway.
Liverpool Lime Street station
has had a thorough overhaul recently, with new platforms, signalling and track.
But its heritage has not been forgotten as three slabs from the original
station platforms, dating from 1836, have...
Passengers on the Cross City
line in the West Midlands (Lichfield - Birmingham - Redditch/Bromsgrove) are
starting to experience an improvement in their on-train comfort as the first of
West Midlands Trains’ Class 323 units...