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Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

The digital railway – progresses to the East Coast Main Line

Following on from the successful, world-first deployment of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) with the European Train Control System (ETCS) on the mainline railway in...

Hitachi Rail’s approach to the Digital Railway

Digital affects almost every facet of UK rail activity. It has been transforming rolling stock, maintenance, and passengers’ journeys for almost a decade. Industry...

Signalling procurement enters the Digital Age

As the advent of the digital railway gathers pace, so the procurement of systems associated with it will need to adapt. It might prove...

Digital Railway: delivering differently

Following the announcement in May by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and the chief executive of Network Rail, Mark Carne, that all...

GTR & The Digital Railway

Prompted by the major timetable change on Southern Railway in May 2018 and the first stage of an enhanced Thameslink train service across London,...

What is Digital Ready?

On 10 May 2018, the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, and Mark Carne, chief executive Network Rail, supported by David Waboso, managing...

Understanding the commitment to the Digital Railway

It’s easy to be cynical about the Digital Railway. For a start, the technology and the terminology are difficult for the uninitiated to understand. As...

Discussion on “Making a Success of the Digital Railway”

The recent White Paper “Making a Success of the Digital Railway”, published by the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) and the subject of...

Tipping the balance towards a digital future

The application of digital technology onto the UK’s crowded rail network seems to be the logical answer to the pressing concerns of capacity, reliability...

Innovation conference gets bigger and better

Getting the right title for an article can be difficult. The one above was used for Rail Engineer’s report on the Railway Industry Association’s...

UK digital strategy

Regular readers of Rail Engineer will now be familiar with the digital rail strategy, but how does this fit with the wider digital strategy...

ERTMS Level 3 – A possible way forward

The global debate on the merits and problems associated with ERTMS continues unabated. Good progress has been made in recent times with the signing...

Thameslink signalling update

The complex Thameslink capacity upgrade programme includes the very visible civil engineering works in the London Bridge area and the introduction of Class 700...

The Digital Railway – A supplier’s view

The Digital Railway project continues to generate interest from many quarters. The latest position from Network Rail was explained in issue 147 (January 2017)...

UK signalling – A 2017 update

It is nearly four years since Rail Engineer reviewed the state of signalling within Network Rail and much has changed in the intervening period....