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Keep Calm and Think Blue

Just over a mile south of Stirling station was what was once considered to be Scotland’s highest risk footpath crossing. St Ninian’s crossing was...

Issue 157 – Good news and bad news

Rail Engineer's editor, David Shirres, gives his thoughts on some of the topics addressed in issue 157 - Bi-Mode Trains: Unlocking Opportunity? The good news...

Grayling praises rail industry at RIA parliamentary reception

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling praised the rail industry at a parliamentary reception organised by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), describing it...

Moses Gate bridge – Best laid plans

Hidden by the big-bang schemes that commanded everyone’s attention through August was a routine track realignment at Moses Gate, a district to the south-east...

The story behind Waterloo’s major closure

The fabled lost island city of Atlantis has featured in literature, films and art, but where and what was it really? Who were its...

London Bridge Blockade

Long blockades of major stations at public and bank holiday times have become part of rail engineering custom and always attract media attention, most...

Network Rail begins Southend Victoria branch OLE renewal

Network Rail has begun a £46 million project to renew the overhead lines on the Southend Victoria branch line. More than a kilometre of new...

Elizabeth line track installation complete

The final clips have been installed on London's Elizabeth line, completing the track work for the capital's £14.8 billion railway. The final piece of track...

Tampers out at Bletchley

While the railway is closed over bank holidays for major work to take place, it’s an excellent time for engineers to get lots of...

From Blame to Better Understanding

Over the past 40 years, there has been a welcome, steadily declining trend in train accidents with passenger or workforce fatalities. However, while it...