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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...

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...

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...

Communications Based Train Control

Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) means different things to different people, so says Tom Lee from the Rail Standards and Safety Board who chaired...

HS2 PLUS

Sir David Higgins has said he wants to accelerate the construction of HS2 and see Britain be more ambitious with its high-speed rail plans....

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...

Strategic sleepers

The railway runs on sleepers - literally. Apart from a few miles of track which has a fully-concrete base (slab track), usually in tunnels...

Electrification infrastructure – A report on the Whole Life Cost Optimisation Congress 2013

The electrification of railways continues around the world, but older systems also require maintenance and renewals as the years advance. Writes Peter Stanton The costs...

25 years after Clapham – A review of signalling procedures

The UK signalling profession took a long hard look at itself at a recent seminar in London organised by the Institution of Railway Signal...

Russia’s big show

Russian Railways (RZD) takes its research seriously. Its rail research institute, VNIIZhT, employs 1700 people at six locations throughout Russia. Its facility at Shcherbinka,...

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...

Rising to the railway challenge

Kamil Hashmi is struggling to find his locomotive’s control system fault. He explains that in the laboratory he could listen to relays clicking but...

Last lap for Russian Railways

Whilst attending the strategic railway business forum for 1520 mm gauge railways in Sochi last year, The Rail Engineer had to opportunity to see...

Working in partnership

Every year, Network Rail recognises and awards its suppliers for excellence over the preceding twelve months. 2013 was no exception, and the fifth Partnership...

Plant and equipment showcase: Part IV

Part four of our look at what's on show at this month's Network Rail National Track Plant Exhibition. New MEWP and enhanced wiring SRS Rail System...

Plant and equipment showcase: Part III

Part three of our look at what's on show at this month's Network Rail National Track Plant Exhibition. Hand-operated vertical tamper Robel’s new 62.05 hand tamper...