SYSTRA buys TSP Projects

Image: Leeds station roof - a TSP project with Network Rail. TSP Projects, the engineering arm of British Steel, has been acquired by French consultancy and engineering concern Systra. The move...
East Midlands Railway is the new name on the UK rail network, following its successful bid to run the East Midlands franchise. EMR, as it wants to be called, is owned by Abellio, the same company that...
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 weather forecasts and water telemetry to detect emerging threats. When a flood...
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 critical is the requirement for suitably isolated units. The extensive range of...
The rail industry's new outdoor civil and systems show is just weeks away Railworx is a new-for-2019 rail industry show with a difference that takes place next month at the East of England Arena, Peterborough. The...
Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network Rail When Dr Francis Paonessa joined Network Rail in the summer of 2015 from Bombardier Transportation, where he had been managing director of the train manufacturing and...

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 despite apparently passing their sell-by dates. And I include myself in that. Waving chequered flags to warn...
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 Office of Transport (FOT) to run at 200km/h (125mph) in single-train formations on the Swiss network....
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). The new Réseau express métropolitain (REM) trains will carry a livery that...
Network Rail has released its plans for Control Period 6, which starts on 1 April 2019. These show how the company intends to spend over £42 billion over the five years of CP6 (2019-2024) on maintaining and renewing the railway...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...