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A little sand in the right place works wonders

Part 3, Operational TrialsIn November 2017 (issue 157), Rail Engineer reported on trials undertaken at the Rail Innovation...

DfT (finally) publishes list of rail enhancement projects for CP6

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a list of rail enhancement projects in its updated Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP).

Zero-carbon: the need for innovative construction plant

Guest writer: Simon Meades, Ecolite product manager at Taylor Construction Plant.With the announcement...

BIM on the Northern Line extension

London Underground’s Northern line extension, which is being built from Kennington to Battersea with a new intermediate station at Nine Elms, uses Building Information...

Depot improvements at Inverness

When Abellio secured the ScotRail franchise in 2015, it soon commenced an exciting transformation programme to improve passenger services across Scotland’s network....

Chips & fried electronics at the 8th railway challenge

It is always a pleasure to report on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge, as Rail Engineer has done since the first competition...

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...

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....

Seven into Four does go – at Thickley Wood footbridge

Thickley Wood footbridge at Shildon, County Durham, is unusual but reflects the growth and decline of the local coalfields. Spanning the historic...

SYSTRA buys TSP Projects

Image: Leeds station roof - a TSP project with Network Rail.TSP Projects, the engineering arm of British Steel,...

Bringing more power to Merseyrail

Merseyrail will be introducing new trains to its network around the Liverpool City Region from next year, replacing the current fleet of electric multiple...

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...

Finishing the job – redoubling Aberdeen to Inverurie

Last year, the Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project (A2I) redoubled 8.5km of track between Aberdeen and Dyce as reported in issue 168 (October 2018)....

The Best of the Best

Network Rail’s supply chain recognised at the Rail Partnership AwardsThe Rail Partnership Awards, in which Network Rail shows appreciation and...

Aachen wins IMechE Railway Challenge

For the first time, a foreign team has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge competition.Organised by the...

An evening of goodbyes as Gordon Wakeford retires from the Rail Supply Group

The Rail Supply Group staged a reception at the London Transport Museum on Monday 17 June, ostensibly to mark the retirement of...