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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...

Network Rail at InnoTrans?

Well, that was a surprise. Who did we find right by the entrance of hall 22 at InnoTrans? There with an imposing open plan,...

The Pressure on Performance

We are operating more trains and moving more passengers and freight than ever before and our asset performance is at an all time high....

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...

Having a civil conversation

The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers is elected annually. One of the post’s key roles is to promote the profession to the...

Lille – top rail cluster

Nord France Invest (NFI), the economic development agency for Northern France has done its sums. And from the Lille Region point of view they...

Australia is the “land of opportunity” for railway companies

Australia is the world’s sixth largest country by area, just behind Brazil and twice the size of India. And with a population of just...

Becoming a principal contractor for Network Rail

Speaking to the rail engineer a couple of months ago (Issue 92, June 2012), Simon Kirby, managing director of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects, stated...

Maintaining savings in the rail industry

Whenever one talks about the cost of British railways, the same comments come up - “efficiency”, “savings”, "McNulty”, “uncompetitive”, “expensive”. Network Rail is no stranger...

SKM – Profile: UK Rail

How much should it cost to maintain the railway? This question is exercising the industry and government in the current Periodic Review which will...

Infrarail seminars: Supplier Engagement and Project Delivery

On Thursday 3 May at 10:30, Simon Kirby, Managing Director - Investment Projects at Network Rail will be presenting the Keynote Speech 'Supplier Engagement...

BS11000 – Working together, achieving more!

Over recent months, Network Rail has been sending out a clear and consistent message about the “behavioural change” needed to take place within the...

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...

The HoldFast Road Rail Highway Prevents a 140 mile diversion

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...

The HoldFast Road Rail Highway Proves an Immediate Success

There was a degree of déjà vu at 7.10am 20th March on an obscure but vital stretch of the west coast line at Stromeferry. The...

Asking about rubber

With level crossings, and level crossing safety, very much in the public eye, the rail engineer met with Richard Whatley, Managing Director of STRAIL...