The Tuscan city of Pistoia has an ancient cathedral and a central square largely unchanged since the days of Dante and Machiavelli. Although it is overshadowed by the historic cities of Pisa and Florence, between which it lies, it...
MegaTech celebrates ten years of platforms with a difference Next time you are standing on a station, waiting for a train, look down. Not at your feet - past those. What’s down there? On an...
Network Rail has announced two (shortly to be three) track systems contracts that could cover the next 10 years and be worth around £5 billion to the successful bidders, or over £10 billion of work when the...
No matter how reliable or how safe the railway becomes, incidents will always occur, be they related to weather, safety, technical or human problems. Many of these will be trivial, some will be serious, a few may be catastrophic, but...
Carlisle Citadel station is an architectural gem. Originally opened in 1847 to serve both the Lancashire and Carlisle Railway and the Caledonian Railway, it replaced several smaller stations located around the city. Being located close to the border of...
Guest author: Nassar Majothi, director of the rail specialist services group at WSP London. All too often, major infrastructure programmes are subject to significant complications, which can delay delivery and breach the budget. In the rail...

Tracking Up at Infrarail

ArcGen Hilta will be exhibiting, and providing information on, a range of products ideal for the rail industry, including its Network Rail approved SMC TL-90 lighting tower and ArcGen Hilta Weldmaker 165SP2. It will also be showcasing the very best...
If asked about their rail journey, most people will talk about their experience on the train, not unsurprisingly as that is likely to be where they will spend most of their time. Much attention is therefore drawn to the...
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) is an important part of any rail project, be it recommissioning or refurbishing rolling stock, track and infrastructure renewals, electrification and stabling projects, or adding additional electronic items to existing systems. The management of EMC, from a...
Speaking to the rail engineer a couple of months ago (Issue 92, June 2012), Simon Kirby, managing director of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects, stated that one of his aims was to "open up the market to new suppliers". Those...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...