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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....

The Digital Railway – a reappraisal

Much has been written on the Digital Railway project since it was initiated back in 2014. Not all of this has been complimentary, with...

ATACS – The Japanese Level 3?

The concept of ERTMS Level 3 has been around since the vision for a standardised European signalling system came about in the 1990s. Reducing...

Getting up to speed: rail asset information hits the fast track

Robust and timely rail asset data is essential for effective decision-making in the management of rail infrastructure - from trackbed evaluation, flood risk assessment and...

Deploying unidirectional gateways

As a vital part of the national economy, the rail industry in the UK is undergoing an increase in demand for transporting passengers and...

Delivering the Digital Railway

Against a background of increased urbanisation and longer commuting distances, railway operators around the world are witnessing unprecedented levels of demand in both passenger...