Celebrating partnership

Every year, Network Rail holds an awards evening to recognise the best work carried out by its suppliers over the previous twelve months. This year was no exception, and around 500 people gathered at a London hotel on the south...

Rail Live 2014

Rail Live 2014. An exhibition which does exactly what it says on the tin - it shows off railway engineering working in front of an audience, live. Writes Nigel Wordsworth The first Rail Live took place on 18/19 June at Long...

A Story of Partnership

Network Rail recognised the achievements of its contractors and supply chain last night at the 2014 Partnership Awards, held on London’s south bank. Writes Nigel Wordsworth The sixth annual Partnership Awards were introduced by chief executive Mark Carne, who said: “Everyone...

Gravesend remodelled

Gravesend station in Kent is a busy place. It is 28 miles from Charing Cross on the North Kent line through Dartford, London Bridge and Waterloo West. It is also used by the high-speed Javelin service, joining HS1 near...

New route to Letchworth

At the very moment the 13:57 Moorgate to Letchworth train pulls out of Hitchin making its way to the Cambridge branch, a south bound express thunders over the ECML junction. Up until Monday 26 June this year, this is...

Inspiring Innovation

The 177 delegates attending the fifth Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Technology and Innovation Conference were treated, amongst other things, to a mix of success stories, blue sky thinking and guidance on the current maze of technology initiatives. With such...
With its vast collection, finding your way around the British Museum is difficult. Some readers may recall the Radio 4 series “A history of the world in a hundred objects” which featured key exhibits and, if used as a...
Here we are in November, and yet it seems only yesterday that we were cheering on our athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. It was all a great success, in many ways, but now we are...

IRSE: 100 years of progress

Commemorating a centenary should always be high profile and the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers did justice to this milestone with its Aspect Conference and Annual Convention in London over the six days, 10 - 15 September. The temptation is...

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, two storey construction was our very own Network Rail. Dynamic rail images formed the backdrop...

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...