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Connecting road, rail, sea and air

Until recently, Steve Yianni was technical director for Network Rail where he introduced new arrangements to support rail innovation (issue 84, October 2011). Writes...

High Speed Rail in Denmark

With all the controversy in the UK on whether or not to build HS2, it is interesting to draw comparisons with other countries that...

Electrification infrastructure – A report on the Whole Life Cost Optimisation Congress 2013

The electrification of railways continues around the world, but older systems also require maintenance and renewals as the years advance. Writes Peter Stanton The costs...

25 years after Clapham – A review of signalling procedures

The UK signalling profession took a long hard look at itself at a recent seminar in London organised by the Institution of Railway Signal...

The capacity benefits of HS2

People are now beginning to understand that the main reason for investing in the new North-South rail line is the improved capacity and connectivity...

Training the next generation

The UK rail sector is facing an imminent skills shortage as many of today’s most experienced electrification engineers near retirement. An innovative approach to...

Electrification – Driving innovation and collaboration

The railways of Great Britain are on the cusp of change. The next decade will see the introduction of a fleet of new high...

The problem solvers – Improving overhead line reliability on the West Coast main line

The West Coast main line (WCML) has been at the heart of UK railway infrastructure since the early days of rail development, tracking back...

Operate, maintain and deliver

The process to electrify the Great Western main line (GWML), which started in 1977, is now materialising. The first 12 miles of railway infrastructure...

Keeping things clean

The rail industry is constantly evolving to keep pace with the demands on the network and the need to provide an efficient and reliable...

Borehamwood woken at 2am!

Looking at the headlines in the local papers, it seems that the town of Borehamwood was rudely awakened one Saturday night by Network Rail...