Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJ

SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST. A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series. Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

Latest Articles

Kate Marjoribanks is new engineering director of Arriva Rail London

Kate Marjoribanks has been appointed as the new engineering director of Arriva Rail London (ARL), which operates the London Overground on behalf of Transport...

InnoTrans 2018 – the largest one ever

Quick link to exhibitors: A-D, E-H, I-N, P-R, S-Z Every two years, the railway industry gathers in Berlin for the InnoTrans exhibition. Held between 18...

Shine a light

At the time of year when days are shortest, nights longest, and when Network Rail carries out its most extensive work over the Christmas...

Tame the dust

Ballast dust continues to be a priority issue, with several high-profile campaigns such as ‘No Time to Lose’ and Network Rail’s Ballast Dust Working...

Improving safety for trackside installations

Across the UK, the rail network supports over 4.6 million passenger journeys a day and over 20,000 miles of track. As numbers grow year-on-year,...

Barhale wins £1.5M contract for new third entrance at Birmingham Snow Hill station

Barhale has been awarded a £1.5 million contract to build a new third entrance to Birmingham Snow Hill station. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) said...

Alstom Coradia trains chosen for new CFL Luxemburg fleet

A contract for 34 new high-capacity double-deck regional trains has been awarded to Alstom by Luxemburg’s national train operator Société Nationale des Chemins de...

Government and industry launch Rail Sector Deal

The government and the rail industry have agreed a new Rail Sector Deal intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs and drive economic...

British Steel wins major Italian order for premium-grade rail

British Steel, the Scunthorpe-based manufacturer of steel rails and other long-length steel products, has won two contracts to supply 86,000 tonnes of rail to...

Monitoring overhead lines

Delivery of energy to rolling stock through high-voltage overhead lines is the predominant distribution method used on many of the world’s railways. Indeed, this...

Pendolino is first electric train through Bolton

One of Virgin’s Class 390 Pendolinos has become the first electric train to run between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. On the night of 13...

Bangkok Skytrain extension opens using Bombardier wayside rail system

The latest extension to Bangkok’s rapid transit Skytrain, the 13km Bearing-Samut Prakam section of the Sukhumvit line, opened recently using a turnkey wayside rail...

Footbridge of the Future design winner declared

Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced the winner of a design competition for the possible railway footbridge of...

More FLIRTs for Swiss operator SOB

Swiss train operator Schweizerische Südostbahn (SOB) has signed a contract with Stadler for 12 additional ‘Traverso’ FLIRT trains that will be used on the...

Alstom delivers first Citadis X05 tram for Grand Avignon

The first of 14 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is building for the agglomeration community of Grand Avignon (communauté d'agglomération du Grand Avignon), which...

Network Rail graduates try out Welsh train simulator

A group of Network Rail graduates had the opportunity to try out Transport for Wales’ train simulator this week. The graduates, who work in a...