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The Kilsby Genie

Here at Rail Engineer magazine, we seem to have a thing about tunnels - especially tunnels with blocked drains. Back in 2012,...

Crossrail’s Signalling Challenge

Crossrail has many complex systems but providing the entire route with a new signalling system is one of the biggest challenges. It...

Unlocking innovation online

Last year’s Leeds Digital Festival saw 25,000 attendees across 240 events with 750 speakers in 96 venues. The event was to be...

Rail decarbonisation update

The feature in our March issue that considered the electrification required for a zero-carbon railway attracted a great deal of interest. This...

Reducing the costs of electrification

Guest writer: Justin Moss - Strategic Development Manager at Siemens Mobility. In March 2020,...

The Grand Paris Express – A catalyst for urban development

The Greater Paris project seeks to transform the French capital from a monocentric city to a multipolar metropolis. At the heart of...

Intelligent Infrastructure explained

Guest writer: Tim Flower – professional head of maintenance at Network Rail.

A little sand in the right place works wonders

Part 4, Passenger Service In this series so far, Rail Engineer has reported on the tests of Double Variable...

New MerseyRail ‘connected’ trains

Merseyrail is the commuter rail network serving Liverpool and is one of the most heavily used urban railway networks outside London. It...

Respond, Rebuild, Revive and Renew

Andrew Haines considers a post-Covid railway Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines holds round-table briefings with the editors of...

Face coverings – Why can’t scientists agree?

When Grant Shapps advised that face coverings would be compulsory for those using public transport, he noted that scientists aren’t in full...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

Delivering better timetables

The need to create more capacity on the UK rail network has been reported many times. Clever signalling systems to allow closer...

Open train times

Producing a robust timetable and equipping it with systems that can minimise the effects of any disruption is one thing, but conveying...

Train Location Systems

Knowing a train’s location is a vital piece of information in the control of train movements - one that has existed almost since...

Signalling – faults and interventions

How MECX Group has built a reputation for problem solving While the large signalling schemes catch all the headlines, such...