High Speed Two (HS2) has released its latest designs for the Old Oak Common complex in west London, which will be the interchange between the high-speed railway from London Euston to Birmingham and the North and Elizabeth line (Crossrail) services...
In much the same way that Network Rail has a dedicated train for inspecting the railway, the HST-based New Measurement Train, German state railway Deutsche Bahn has the ICE-S for the same purpose. The ICE-S usually consists of two...
High Speed One (HS1), originally known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, is reaching an interesting point in its history. Section 1 of HS1 opened in September 2003, running for 74 kilometres (46 miles) from Fawkham junction, near Gravesend...
Anyone who has travelled the railways of Switzerland will know that tunnels abound in the alpine regions. Most date back from the late 1800s or early 1900s and were marvellous feats of engineering for that period of time. Provided...
While not an obligation, it’s fundamental for us to have a third-party looking in at our sustainability process and practice.” This February, HS2 Ltd pocketed a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) Scheme Certificate for Phase 1, London to the West Midlands,...
The fallout from the Government’s decision to scrap three major electrification projects, in Wales, the Midlands and the North, is inevitably a hot topic on the subject of sustainability. Mary Creagh MP, chair of the environmental audit committee, voiced...
The first phase of Napoli Afragola, one of 13 new stations for Italy’s high-speed rail network, was inaugurated on 6 June by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who called it a “remarkable achievement”. Located 7.5 miles (12km) north of Naples...
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers frequently organises topical seminars with excellent speakers. This one was no exception with speakers such as Jim Steer and Andrew McNaughton. The timing of the event was to celebrate the success of the UK’s...
The term “Jack of all trades, master of none” dates back to Elizabethan times, with one William Shakespeare being on the receiving end of an early version. Today’s railway industry is very complex technically. The supply chain is made...
When considering how to efficiently transport New York City's burgeoning legion of commuters, inventor Alfred Ely Beach commented in 1870: "A tube, a car, a revolving fan! Little more is required!" He was talking about his design for New...

EAD and CE marking of geohazard products

Experts from Swiss protection-system markeyt leader Geobrugg explain the importance of CE marks, European Assurance Documents (EADs) and warns users of...