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Interim union connectivity report published

Sir Peter Hendy's independent review of transport connectivity between Britain's four nations is considering the quality of major links across the UK, likely future...

ERTMS on the East Coast Main Line

The decision to resignal the southern end of the East Coast Main Line (ECML) has been well publicised. It is to be part of...

From cyber secure to cyber smart: why a broader understanding of cybersecurity is vital to our railway’s resilience

The safety of our railways is paramount. Yet as digital technologies transform our networks, our concept of safety must evolve to include cybersecurity at...

Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project

Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often, we fail to fully comprehend and grapple with this complexity, and as a result create...

Platipus Present Technical Webinar on RAIL EARTHWORKS: Stabilising Infrastructure Slopes & Retaining Structures using Ground Anchors (18th FEB)

Most rail infrastructure is in excess of 150 years old and does not offer comparable levels of resilience to modern engineered solutions. Ever increasing...

Three is the magic number: Three stations, three platforms, three months

Proving that not all railway projects take an age to be completed, Network Rail recently designed, planned and delivered platform extensions at three stations...

Safety by Design

Although rail maintenance facilities have a high concentration of people, the safety of depot workers does not have the same focus as there is...

QTS Group continues to lead innovation in road rail plant fleet

Being the leading force in bespoke rail plant has always been a passion for rail contractor QTS Group. Founded in 1992 by managing director...

Meeting the electrification cost challenge through academic research

The UK railway industry has been much criticised for the excessive cost of its electrification projects. Of course, not all projects run over budget,...

Christmas and COVID – yet the work goes on…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a two-edge sword for the railway industry. The disease itself has been dreadful, with a number of railway workers...

Progress at Ribblehead as plans submitted for extra viaduct repairs

Specialists restoring one of the country’s most treasured railway structures have found it needs some extra TLC to secure its future for passengers and...