The Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently held the
latest in a series of roughly biennial seminars highlighting railway
electrification, with the emphasis being mainly on the United Kingdom although
it did also look at other...
A railway must be supported with a safe and reliable power system for signals, points, interlockings and communications. This power system must be tolerant against failure and provide a constant, stable supply...
Funded by the Strategic Freight Network, with a contribution
from Hutchinson Ports UK (HP-UK), a £60.4 million investment to create a new
1.4km loop on the Felixstowe branch line in Suffolk was successfully brought
Network Rail’s supply chain recognised at the Rail
The Rail Partnership Awards, in which Network Rail shows
appreciation and recognises its supply chain for its achievements over the
Although a number of new train fleets have been introduced
onto the British rail network in recent years, with more still to come, they
haven’t all met with universal passenger approval. Some have described...
For the first time, a foreign team has won the Institution
of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge competition.
Organised by the IMechE’s Railway Division, the Railway
Challenge provides a great opportunity for...
There are currently two main technology choices used for
railway radio communications, mobile telephone (GSM/LTE) or Wi-Fi. GSM-R
private networks are used predominately for main line track-to-train voice and
ETCS (European Train Control System) data...
With more and more work being undertaken ‘adjacent line
open’, Network Rail and its contractors have had to become more inventive in
finding ways to protect the workforce from passing trains while still having
Owing to changing global weather patterns, potential flood
events are becoming increasingly unpredictable. In response to this, The UK’s
Environment Agency (EA) continuously studies weather forecasts and water
telemetry to detect emerging threats.
This month we take the title of our editorial from the
address given by George Clark, the new President of Institution of Railway
Signal Engineers (IRSE), who is right to emphasise that change features...