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Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway. These include...

First light: The Riding Sunbeams trial of solar-powered electric traction

How many times have we looked at clever innovation and wondered why on earth no one thought of doing it before? Often the simplest of ideas...

All Change and Mind the Gaps

Chairman’s address to the IMechE Railway Division 2019 Graham Neil CEng FIMechE FIET is the 51st chairman of the IMechE Railway division, taking over from 2018/19...

Scherbinka’s big show

The biennial international fair of Russian-gauge railway equipment that is PRO//Motion.EXPO took place over four days at the end of August. This year was...

Levenmouth re-opening taken forward

On 8 August the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson, announced the go-ahead for detailed design work to support the proposed reopening of the 9·5km railway...

A future role for Bennerley Viaduct

A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities. The structure -...

Rail Sector Deal – One Railway: Digitally Connecting the Nation

When the government and the rail industry recently agreed a new Rail Sector Deal, intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs and drive...

Jacobs and AECOM to work on Transport Scotland’s Strategic Transport Projects Review

Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland, has announced that Jacobs and AECOM have been contracted to lead its second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), supported...

IMechE Technical Tour: Railways and Mountains – What’s Not to Like?

Around thirty engineers participated in the IMechE Railway Division’s recent Technical Tour (the tour) to northern Italy and southeastern Switzerland. The participants included experts...