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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in South Wales, on 3 July 2019....

Mind the gap

With more and more work being undertaken ‘adjacent line open’, Network Rail and its contractors have had to become more inventive in finding ways...

Tame the dust

Ballast dust continues to be a priority issue, with several high-profile campaigns such as ‘No Time to Lose’ and Network Rail’s Ballast Dust Working...

Improving safety for trackside installations

Across the UK, the rail network supports over 4.6 million passenger journeys a day and over 20,000 miles of track. As numbers grow year-on-year,...

HS2 scores sustainable with BREEAM

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...

Rail Engineer February 2018: Yuletide Activities

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Biodiversity at Bermondsey

You can always tell a major construction site. There are acres of bare earth, often rutted and with stones sticking out of it, dirt...

Sustainability and the fallout from scrapped electrification plans

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...

Health and Safety Laboratory – a national asset and hidden treasure

The spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire is the highest market town in England and a gateway to the Peak District National Park. It...

Expertise saves time and money

Supplying ecological services to the rail industry almost always presents an interesting challenge. Emergency works programmes rely upon the ability to attend site with...

Lengthy recycling

Recycling is not only good for the environment, it is also a good way to save money.Network Rail has been getting very involved in...

Infrarail seminars: Sustainability for a modern railway contractor

On Thursday 3 May at 11:10, Steve Holmes, Safety Director at Balfour Beatty Rail will be presenting 'Sustainability for a modern railway contractor' at...

Specially Interesting

As the world becomes a greener place, with green initiatives, a green agenda and even green trains(!), landowners and businesses are being encouraged to...

It’s Vital!

This year’s Infrarail show is approaching rapidly, and a look through the list of exhibitors reveals that Vital Rail will be one of them.Vital...

Levelling on crossings

“No, I can’t sleep at night! I think of level crossings and level crossing safety all the time as we have so much to...

Stand and Deliver

Metal theft is a major problem on today’s railways. Stuart Marsh has looked at the subject as a whole elsewhere in this issue, but...