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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 tracks carved into the landscape by the passage of countless heavy machines, and weeds starting...
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 spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire is the highest market town in England and a gateway to the Peak District National Park. It is close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the...
Supplying ecological services to the rail industry almost always presents an interesting challenge. Emergency works programmes rely upon the ability to attend site with very short notice and to deliver to tight time constraints. Implementing protected species licenses and...

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 recycling over the past few years, probably for both reasons, with new recycling centres at...
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 Infrarail. Sustainability isn’t just about the environment, so how does a successful railway infrastructure contractor integrate...

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 protect our natural resources in all their forms. Those areas of the country thought to be...

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 Rail is well known to the rail engineer, particularly as one of the main sponsors...

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 do, so much to change.” Martin Gallagher is Network Rail’s head of level crossings. With a...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...