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New alliance of Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail to cover a worldwide market

Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail have formed an alliance bring a range of innovative railway component handling and movement equipment to a worldwide audience,...

Jewers Doors now fitted to Lusail depot Qatar

Jewers Doors, the family-run business based in Bedfordshire, has just completed the supply of 30 sets of Swift-SEW automatic bi-folding doors for the new...

Alstom/Siemens merger – new proposals

Siemens and Alstom, two major suppliers to the world’s railways, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility business...

Porterbrook Flex trains for Rail Operations Group’s new parcels service

Specialist train operator the Rail Operations Group (ROG) has announced it is acquiring two of Porterbrook’s innovative Flex trains for light logistics traffic. Capable...

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...