For over a hundred years, London’s once-thriving Royal docks drew people and produce from all over the world. They were once the world’s largest enclosed docks. However, containerisation and bigger ships required even bigger docks further down the Thames,...
In 2011, businessman Sir Robert McNulty was tasked by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) with assessing how the taxpayer could get better value for money from Great Britain’s railways. In his...
First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure, technology and expertise, with a strong reputation for attracting visiting managers, engineers and buyers at the highest level. Organised every other year...
PLANTWORX, the UK’s largest working plant and equipment exhibition in 2019, is about to get even bigger with the introduction of a new dedicated section for the rail industry.
Mark Bullock, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Rail, Power Transmission & Distribution and Gas & Water businesses, will deliver a keynote speech at Infrarail 2018 on Wednesday 2 May. Having worked at board level in regulated infrastructure businesses since 1999,...
Asset management can simply be defined as the coordinated activity of an organisation to realise the value from its assets. That is according to the Institute of Asset Management’s Julian Schwarzenbach, a data evangelist with decades of experience on...
At Infrarail 2018, Rail Engineer will once again be hosting and arranging the keynote speakers and the technical seminar programme. Tuesday 01/05/2018 10:30 -  Grand opening - Jon Shaw, chief engineer, Network Rail Having started his career as a British Rail S&T...
Infrarail, which takes place at ExCeL London between 1 and 3 May 2018, is the UK’s premier trade exhibition for the railway industry. Alternating with sister show Railtex, Infrarail gives the infrastructure suppliers, particularly the smaller, specialist manufacturers, a...
Railway companies big and small are vying to be recognised as one of Network Rail’s top suppliers at the 2018 Rail Partnership Awards.
Each year, the younger members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers organise a seminar. The recent 2017 event, titled “Skills and Knowledge for the Future of Rail Engineering”, was attended by nearly 60 delegates. It was organised by Aoife...

Crossrail opening goes back to 2021

The estimated completion date of Crossrail, the new railway running under London from West to East, has now been put back to...