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Alstom and Eversholt announce hydrogen train for the UK

The design of a hydrogen-powered train for the UK market has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom and rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail. The new...

Prizes offered for rail decarbonisation

On 30 October, over 150 delegates from the industry and research institutions attended RSSB’s “Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail” conference, held at the University...

The past, present and future: A look at electrification of the UK’s railways

Standing here on the platforms of the electrified York station, breathing in a fog of diesel fumes from five diesel trains awaiting departure, it...

Rail Engineer December 2018: Electrification focus

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Euston station at 50

Transport transforms - socially, economically, topographically. It also evolves, reflecting our changing needs. Crossrail - though mostly underground - has made its mark on...

New platforms at London Waterloo

The final phase of the major investment by Network Rail to increase capacity on the routes in and out of London Waterloo station is...

Autonomous trams demonstrated in public

Taxi firm Addison Lee announced in mid October that it would be introducing driverless autonomous cars in London by 2021 (its über-competitor Uber has...

An update on the West Midlands Metro

It was just under two years ago that the Rail Engineer went to Birmingham to look at the Midland Metro Alliance programme (issue 146,...

Crossrails considered

The confident prediction that Crossrail (the Elizabeth line) would open its central core in December this year has been shattered by the recent announcement...

Andrew Haines and the future of UK rail

Andrew Haines recently joined Network Rail as its new chief executive, replacing Mark Carne who had held the post since January 2014. In his...

Derby station: 79 days later

Derby station has just undergone a major remodelling, one that the project’s sponsor has described as “perhaps THE biggest remodelling scheme of its type...

Rail Engineer November 2018: Environment focus

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Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Team Orange will work around the clock over the Christmas holidays to deliver 330 vital projects. Most of the network will be unaffected, with the...

Advances in railway cybersecurity

It’s a fact that no organisation is safe from cyber-attack. Threats are evolving minute-by-minute and are becoming increasingly complex. As railways become increasingly dependant...

ORR approves Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 plans

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has set out its final determination on Network Rail’s plans for CP6. The £35 billion plans - £31 billion in England and...

Wembley North Junction renewal: Collaboration and communication score a success

Reflecting the sporting heritage of the nearby stadium, this successful North London project was the result of unprecedented teamwork across the railway industry. As...