Andy Milne

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175 years of progress

Electrification of the Great Western main line (GWML) reached a new milestone at the end of October when, following the installation of overhead electrical...

Issue 169 – Under new management

Andrew Haines became Network Rail’s new chief executive in August. In this month’s magazine, he gives his thoughts on where the railway needs to...

Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

A transparent roof made from the fluorine-based co-polymer material ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) will replace the existing dark and tired wooden roof in the southern concourse...

HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy

Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International. The consultancy - of which...

Hitachi Rail’s approach to the Digital Railway

Digital affects almost every facet of UK rail activity. It has been transforming rolling stock, maintenance, and passengers’ journeys for almost a decade. Industry...

Rail Engineer June 2018: Getting electrification right, Thameslink ATO and Infrarail review

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Technology takes centre stage

In 2011, businessman Sir Robert McNulty was tasked by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) with assessing...

Asset Management is big business

Asset management can simply be defined as the coordinated activity of an organisation to realise the value from its assets. That is according to...

Issue 161 – Digital delivery dawns

Since the early days of privatisation, the digital railway has been a holy grail, offering significant capacity increases and slashed signalling costs. Railtrack deluded...

Rail Engineer March 2018: CP6, signalling & telecoms

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Smart solutions harness great potential for rail

At a time of heightened scrutiny over the performance of railways, operators face considerable challenges: from consumer demands for better services, to wide debate...

A Time for innovation: Stobart Rail & Civils’ latest developments

Britain’s railways have always inspired great innovation from engineers; whether the numerous firsts in structures designs, the world’s first steam-powered passenger railway or even...