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The Future of Railway Engineering

Each year, the younger members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers organise a seminar. The recent 2017 event, titled “Skills and Knowledge for the...

IMechE Rail Electrification 2017

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division has an enviable reputation for the organisation of technical conferences and seminars related to the rail industry....

Biggest challenge yet

With its focus on innovation, there’s always something new at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Railway Challenge, especially as the competition had a...

SNC Lavalin wins Railway Challenge

The sixth IMechE Railway Challenge attracted a record 11 entries this year, including one from the German university FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. With...

French rail industry meets at SIFER

The UK has Railtex, Germany InnoTrans, and France SIFER. Staged every two years since 1999, the French event is billed as the country’s only...

5 things we learned from day one of Railtex 2017

Railtex 2017, a three-day international railway exhibition featuring product demonstrations, seminars from key industry figures and plenty of networking, was launched at the NEC...

Railtex 2017 preview – the exhibitors you need to look out for

With over 450 exhibitors, there are certainly plenty of stands to visit at this year's international exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. Rail Engineer...

Railtex – the preview

Railtex - the UK’s most important rail industry trade exhibition is held every other year, on odd-numbered years, at the NEC in Birmingham. This year,...

Well that was Interesting!

Early December is the traditional time for the Rail Exec Club, the railway industry’s leading networking organisation for executives and professionals, to hold its...

In case you missed it – Looking into the FuTRO

While RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) is sometimes only thought of as a standards authority, the company actually has a far greater role...

RVE goes from strength to strength

Writing about the 2015 RVE exhibition in Rail Engineer (issue 133, November 2015), Nigel Wordsworth called it “the best yet”. I was there last...

InnoTrans 2016 – Railways and rubber ducks

InnoTrans is the largest railway industry exhibition in the world. That’s not just organiser’s hyperbole, the numbers speak for themselves. Held every other year in...

Alstom – powered by hydrogen

The major integrated manufacturers were all at InnoTrans, all showing something new and promising more to come. Alstom revealed its new iLint train, powered by...

MI Awards – An interesting collection

As the 2016 Most Interesting Awards night draws closer, attention is starting to focus on the potential shortlist from which the winners will be chosen. These unique...

Digitally enabling electrification

Any investigation into the work that Network Rail is doing to prepare the network for the demands of the future is bound to include...

Infrarail 2016 Review: A positive move

It isn’t difficult to compare a modern trade exhibition to a butterfly. At 18:00 on the day before the show opens, all is a...