Recognising Innovation – the Plantworx Innovation Awards

Several railway engineering companies featured strongly at the recent Plantworx Innovation Awards, and several others of the innovations that were applauded have obvious applications...

Every second counts – new measures of train punctuality

Train operators and Network Rail are set to publish new measures for train punctuality as part of plans to reduce delays across the network...

Rail Industry Readiness Levels (RIRLs) defined and explained

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) were first defined by NASA in 1989 as a method of classifying the maturity of a technology or product...

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First TransPennine Express Nova 3 train handed over

The first of TransPennine Express’s (TPE) new fleet of Nova 3 trains, which will initially come into service in the coming months between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough, has now completed testing and been accepted...

New London Overground Class 710/2 train obtains conditional approval to run

Bombardier’s new Class 710/2 ‘Aventra’ train, destined for London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking and Watford lines, has received its first limited approval from railway regulator the Office of Rail and Road...

Technical Seminars at Railtex

The Technical Seminar programme, arranged and hosted by Rail Engineer, gives Railtex exhibitors the opportunity to talk about their latest developments to an enquiring and knowledgeable audience. At the last Railtex exhibition, in...

Welcoming the industry to Railtex 2019

Railtex, the UK’s definitive exhibition of railway products and services, returns to Birmingham’s NEC next month. As always, the show will have an international flavour and is expecting visitors from more than 50 countries, with...

Railtex 2019 Planning your visit

Railtex is the UK’s largest indoor show for the rail industry supply chain, and literally everything you can think of will be on show. Signals, track, cables, toilets and even trains -...

Recognising Innovation – the Plantworx Innovation Awards

Several railway engineering companies featured strongly at the recent Plantworx Innovation Awards, and several others of the innovations that were applauded have obvious applications in the sector. These were indications of the stronger links between...

Every second counts – new measures of train punctuality

Train operators and Network Rail are set to publish new measures for train punctuality as part of plans to reduce delays across the network and boost customer satisfaction. From April, up to the minute train performance...

Rail Industry Readiness Levels (RIRLs) defined and explained

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) were first defined by NASA in 1989 as a method of classifying the maturity of a technology or product during its development and acquisition. Originally seven in...

Moving Mud – Dealing with weather damage around the country

Rail Engineer regularly publishes articles that show the railway is really very high-tech these days. In-cab signalling systems, digital traffic management, remote condition monitoring, track-inspection trains, long-line public address, aerial surveys - it’s all very...

Risk-based CWR Management

A regular concern within the rail industry has long been the conflict between the need for standards and the wish to be able to react flexibly and responsively to actual needs. This is often...

Stadler’s new SMILE (Giruno) train for the Gotthard Base Tunnel granted an operating licence.

Stadler’s new SMILE electric multiple unit, which Swiss national operator SBB calls Giruno (Buzzard), has been issued an operating licence by the Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT) to run at 200km/h (125mph) in single-train...

Tram Speed Protection

The tragic accident on the Croydon tram network in November 2016, in which seven people were killed and many more injured, has raised many questions about tram safety. As reported in issue 171 (Jan/Feb 2019),...

Buying HS2’s high-speed trains – part 2

An earlier article in Rail Engineer described HS2’s £2.75 billion procurement of at least 54 classic-compatible high-speed trains to run from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. This month’s issue considers...

Decarbonisation on the agenda at RIA’s innovation conference

European Environmental Agency figures show that, per passenger kilometre, rail transport’s CO2 emissions are respectively 28 and 11 per cent of those on road and air transport. Nevertheless, however good rail’s environmental credentials, the industry can...

Unlocking the benefits of HS2

Guest opinion by John Downer John Downer HS2 is being built, an Act of Parliament has set up HS2 Ltd, funding is in place and,...

RSSB publishes business plan for CP6 (2019-2024)

RSSB, the not-for-profit company that is owned by major industry stakeholders and was established as the Rail Safety and Standards Board in April 2003, has recently published its 2019-2024 Business Plan.

Putting Passengers First

A guest editorial by Alex Hynes, managing director, ScotRail Alliance Alex Hynes, managing director - ScotRail Alliance Network Rail is changing how it operates....

GRIP (Governance for Railway Investment Projects) process explained

Network Rail developed the GRIP (Governance for Railway Investment Projects) process to manage and control investment projects – ones that enhance or renew the national rail network as opposed to those involved...

Railtex Technical Seminars – Thursday 16 May 2019

Seminars take place in the Rail Engineer Seminar Theatre on stand D61 10:30 - Rail track, real performanceDaniel PykeProduct Marketing Manager - Rail, British Steel

Railtex Technical Seminars – Tuesday 14 May 2019

Seminars take place in the Rail Engineer Seminar Theatre on stand D61 10:30 - OPENING CEREMONYBaroness Rona Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export PromotionAnna Delvecchio, Commercial...

Railtex Technical Seminars – Wednesday 15 May 2019

Seminars take place in the Rail Engineer Seminar Theatre on stand D61 10:30 - Reliability Centred Maintenance: driving operational and cost efficienciesReg CookDirector - Asset Management, Telent Technology...

Railtex – previewing exhibitors T-Z

Driving Operation EfficiencyTelent Technology ServicesStand L31 Telent has over 30 years’ experience in delivering and maintaining railway station and operational communication systems. The company’s...

Railtex: previewing exhibitors N-S

Start your intelligent journeyNomad DigitalStand B17 Nomad is a leading provider of passenger and fleet-management solutions. The integration of Nomad’s solutions into the on-train environment improves...