At 7.10am 20th March 2012 the first convoy of cars drove along part of the west coast line running next to the A890 Lochcarron to Kyle road at Stromeferry, which was closed in December after a series of landslides. In...
The project has been completed, hopefully on time and to budget. To have been approved by the investment panel, it must have had a good business case and so will undoubtedly benefit the local community. So, is that the...
The world is an ever-smaller place, and the rail industry is increasingly being dominated by international companies and global players. However, there is still room for specialist companies with particular skills, and it was to one of these that an...
Whenever one talks about the cost of British railways, the same comments come up - “efficiency”, “savings”, "McNulty”, “uncompetitive”, “expensive”. Network Rail is no stranger to these financial pressures. The company’s finances and budget is divided up into five-year control...
The Technical Seminar programme, arranged and hosted by Rail Engineer, gives Railtex exhibitors the opportunity to talk about their latest developments to an enquiring and knowledgeable audience. At the last Railtex exhibition, in 2017, over 1,000 visitors attended...

Just how big is InnoTrans?

InnoTrans. Held every two years in Berlin, it is billed as “the world’s leading business meeting place for transport technology”. But, just how big is it? It’s big enough to encompass about 2,500 exhibitors and 110,000 trade visitors. There are...

Supplying a service

It is natural that, when one looks at projects and product innovation on the railways, one tends to think of the big ones. Huge projects with multi-million pound budgets, innovations which make large differences to the way people work,...

The Best of the Best

Network Rail’s supply chain recognised at the Rail Partnership Awards The Rail Partnership Awards, in which Network Rail shows appreciation and recognises its supply chain for its achievements over the previous year, took place in Birmingham in...
Technology solutions and servicesADComms - a Panasonic companyStand D81 ADComms, a Panasonic company, delivers innovative technology solutions and services to owners and operators of mission critical infrastructure. With extensive...

Whiteboards written off

The UK’s rail networks are getting busier. This is reflected in increasing activity levels within depots, in turn placing increasing burdens on depot staff and existing infrastructure. Improving productivity and efficiency are therefore key to reducing these pressures and...

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...