Andy Milne

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Issue 159 – Hydrogen the new diesel

Millions of tons of coal were burnt when railways were steam-hauled. The result was harmful pollution and working conditions that would be unacceptable today....

Introducing surge arrester technology

The electrification of existing railway lines is often associated with high costs, due to the inevitable proximity between live overhead line conductors and trackside structures. As...

Physical resilience in a digital age

The prospect of a digital railway in the UK promises quicker journey times, greater capacity, slicker timetabling, better cost efficiency and improved operational safety,...

Station success: the Lowery Group tackles Reading and Euston

Capacity enhancements are the name of the game these days. Rail Engineer has recently been full of articles on longer trains, platform extensions to...

D2 Rail: Planning for success

The Ordsall Chord is a near-textbook example of Network Rail getting a project right. This means, of course, serving the public: putting their interests...

The art of smart

Remember just a few years ago how long work site lighting took to set up? The generator that had to be parked some distance...

Transport of Delight

Good lighting design is essential to the functional operation and differentiation of spaces, within and around railway stations and transport interchanges. It can reveal...

More light for less at Liverpool Street station

London’s Liverpool Street station, the third busiest in the nation, was once known as the Dark Cathedral. The station was first built in 1875 on...

Trams without rails

The world’s cities are getting bigger. Between 2016 and 2030, the planet’s urban population is forecast to grow from 54 to 60 per cent...

What is rail asset management?

Asset management is a term that has rapidly gained influence in the rail industry. The basic defining principle, of an often complex system, is...

Biodiversity at Bermondsey

You can always tell a major construction site. There are acres of bare earth, often rutted and with stones sticking out of it, dirt...

Under the wires to Swindon

Some opportunities are simply too good to miss. One of these came about on 10 October when Rail Engineer was among a select group...