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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...

The UK Rail Supply Chain – Challenges and Politics

Without doubt, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) represents a significant membership of companies engaged in supplying the rail industry, covering a multitude of different...

Infrabel awards British Steel major rail contract

British Steel has secured a major new four-year contract from Infrabel, Belgium’s national rail infrastructure manager, for the maintenance and renewal of the country's rail...

HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy

Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International. The consultancy - of which...

Swift doors for Crossrail depot

Transport for London (TfL)’s new Operations, Maintenance and Control (OMC) depot for the Elizabeth line at Old Oak Common, West London...

Recent acquisition takes Kier forward

When Kier, a leading infrastructure services, buildings and developments and housing group, bought McNicholas last July, the company’s chief executive Haydn Mursell said it...

High-speed milling extends rail life

Over the years, railways throughout the world have been confronted with a growth in passenger numbers, increased train speeds, higher traction and braking forces...

EMC in Rail: Risks, Responsibilities and Regulation

EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) is an important part of any rail project, be it recommissioning or refurbishing rolling stock, track and infrastructure renewals, electrification and...

Looking forward to InnoTrans 2018

Seen from above during the InnoTrans exhibition, which this year runs from 18 to 21 September, Berlin’s exhibition complex is impressive. 200,000 square metres...

CP6: A game of two halves

Railway control periods are a lot like the World Cup. They come around every few years, cost billions to deliver and the performances aren’t...

Return of the Rail Partnership Awards

From state ownership under British Rail to its break-up into more than 100 privately owned companies and the transfer back of infrastructure to the...

An interview with Network Rail’s director of stations

If asked about their rail journey, most people will talk about their experience on the train, not unsurprisingly as that is likely to be...

Understanding the commitment to the Digital Railway

It’s easy to be cynical about the Digital Railway. For a start, the technology and the terminology are difficult for the uninitiated to understand. As...

Review: Infrarail 2018

First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure, technology and expertise, with a strong...

The Railway Industry Association’s Innovation Conference

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) recently held its tenth innovation conference. As ever, this was an informative event with much useful guidance for those...

RAILWORX: Rail Media and PLANTWORX launch new rail equipment trade show

PLANTWORX, the UK’s largest working plant and equipment exhibition in 2019, is about to get even bigger with the introduction of a new dedicated section for the rail industry.