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RIA launches RAIL 2050 Manifesto for the rail industry

As the UK heads towards a general election, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) has launched its RAIL 2050 Manifesto, setting out the...

Zero-carbon: the need for innovative construction plant

Guest writer: Simon Meades, Ecolite product manager at Taylor Construction Plant.With the announcement...

Sicat joins Network Rail’s UK Master Series

Guest writer: Danny AisthorpeWith the need to electrify significant parts of Great Britain’s rail network to...

Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO.TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

It’s the bits and pieces that make it all work

Take a look at a typical section of overhead line equipment (OLE) and you will see a mass of wires, masts and...

SYSTRA buys TSP Projects

Image: Leeds station roof - a TSP project with Network Rail.TSP Projects, the engineering arm of British Steel,...

East Midlands Railway: New kid on the block

East Midlands Railway is the new name on the UK rail network, following its successful bid to run the East Midlands franchise.

Delivering the UK’s temporary flood defences

Owing to changing global weather patterns, potential flood events are becoming increasingly unpredictable. In response to this, The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) continuously studies...

Power conversion solutions

The UK rail network is under continuous improvement by the operators, which creates certain demands on the type of DC-DC power converters required. Especially...

Get set for Railworx

The rail industry's new outdoor civil and systems show is just weeks awayRailworx is a new-for-2019 rail industry...

“Hugely impressive!”

Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network RailWhen Dr Francis Paonessa joined Network Rail in the...

Points of no return

Those of us who now need afternoon naps can find the modern world baffling, so it’s good to know that some things endure...

Stadler’s new SMILE (Giruno) train for the Gotthard Base Tunnel granted an operating licence.

Stadler’s new SMILE electric multiple unit, which Swiss national operator SBB calls Giruno (Buzzard), has been issued an operating licence by the Swiss Federal...

Design of new metro train for Montreal unveiled

The design for Montreal’s new metro train has been revealed by the Alstom-led consortium Groupe des partenaires pour la mobilité des Montréalais (Groupe PMM).

Network Rail announces CP6 spending plans of £42 billion

Network Rail has released its plans for Control Period 6, which starts on 1 April 2019. These show how the company intends to...