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Sella Controls to supply Tracklink products for Network Rail’s safer isolations project

McNicholas Construction has awarded Sella Controls a contract to supply its Tracklink technologies to Network Rail. Network Rail is implementing a trial of its B5...

Complex asset portfolio? Avoiding surprises and delivering benefits

Railways are highly complex systems, reliant on many assets of varying types and ages that are operated and maintained by different organisations. If part...

Transport of Delight

Good lighting design is essential to the functional operation and differentiation of spaces, within and around railway stations and transport interchanges. It can reveal...

What is rail asset management?

Asset management is a term that has rapidly gained influence in the rail industry. The basic defining principle, of an often complex system, is...

EXPO 1520: From the past to the future at Scherbinka

Russia’s biennial rail trade fair, EXPO1520, is a four-day event held at the end of August offering extensive exhibition halls, static exhibits, a thought-provoking...

Constructing Blackburn’s new train depot

There’s always time pressure, isn’t there? It seems to go without saying these days - just a part of modern life and all that....

From newts to knotweed: Managing the ecology of the railway

Bird nesting season is over, leaf fall is already in full swing and nature’s life cycles are slowing down in preparation for winter.

Sustainability and the fallout from scrapped electrification plans

The fallout from the Government’s decision to scrap three major electrification projects, in Wales, the Midlands and the North, is inevitably a hot topic...

RVE 2017 – New Venue, More Exhibitors

Rail Vehicle Enhancements (RVE), the rolling stock industry’s annual components and systems show, moved to a new venue for 2017 and attracted more exhibitors...

Building ScotRail’s 385s

Preparing a train operating franchise bid is a complex and expensive business. For the current ScotRail franchise, this included the requirement for electric multiple...

Electrification benefits

The electrification infrastructure that enables electric trains to draw their power from the national grid offers many advantages, most of which are due to...

Schooling local signalling skills

Staff are probably more aware now than ever before about the risk posed by excessive travel to and from railway worksites, yet it continues...

Lighter and brighter: Carlisle Citadel station is transformed

Carlisle Citadel station is an architectural gem. Originally opened in 1847 to serve both the Lancashire and Carlisle Railway and the Caledonian Railway, it...

It’s all down to good planning: an interview with Network Rail’s Francis Paonessa

On the face of it, Network Rail didn’t have a bad Christmas in 2014. 11,000 people were deployed to work on 2,000 sites around...

Holding back the tide at Cobb Valley culvert

The railway network includes some stunning structures, built by the foremost engineers of the day. The list includes the Royal Albert Bridge between Devon and...

Costain – The benefits of world-class experience

Costain’s current annual accounts include a section which analyses the current UK market spend in power, oil & gas, water, nuclear, highways and rail,...