Andy Milne

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Fibre Optics as a sensing tool

At the IRSE 2017 Aspect Conference in Singapore, two speakers updated delegates on the progress being made with fibre-optic technology to sense occurrences at...

RSSB Sponsored Double and Variable Rate Sanders Trial: The Results

In November 2017, Rail Engineer reported on tests sponsored by RSSB being carried out at RIDC Melton to evaluate the use of both sanders...

Rail infrastructure and the 507 Specialist Team Royal Engineers

Back in the day, when railways were the best way of transporting heavy freight and large numbers of people over distances (some say that...

Merseyrail gives Energy Vault the green light

In a continuously innovating modern world, in which technology advancements seem to have no boundaries, rail stations are now facing increasing pressure to deliver...

Secretary of State at Infrarail

Having been confirmed as remaining Secretary of State for Transport in the Prime Minister’s recent cabinet reshuffle, Chris Grayling has also been announced as...

Christmas under London: TfL’s festive engineering work

London Underground, like it’s Network Rail cousin, took advantage of the Christmas closedown, and the opportunity to take longer possessions over the holiday period,...

Rail Engineer February 2018: Yuletide Activities

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Complex asset portfolio? Avoiding surprises and delivering benefits

Railways are highly complex systems, reliant on many assets of varying types and ages that are operated and maintained by different organisations. If part...

VolkerFitzpatrick: Upgrading stations

With Network Rail’s comprehensive Railway Upgrade Plan well underway and the modernisation of Britain’s railways firmly in the spotlight, there is a growing need...

Microsleep causes accidents

Two recent accident reports have highlighted the dangers of 'microsleep' in the railway environment. The website Tuck.com, which claims it has the largest collection of...

Making a point on Thameslink (149 of them to be exact)

Much has been written in Rail Engineer about the Thameslink Programme and, more recently, about the changes at London Bridge and the construction of...

It’s the Year of Engineering!

2018 has been designated the "Year of Engineering" in a Government campaign to support the engineering profession in recruiting the next generation of engineers. Throughout...