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). However, this redoubled track could not carry any passenger trains until this year’s completion of the...
Heading photo: Early designs released by Hitachi Rail Europe of its AT400 very-high-speed train, which has been labelled "the British bullet train". The projects and rolling stock that are featured in Rail Engineer must...
Guest writer: Simon Meades, Ecolite product manager at Taylor Construction Plant. With the announcement this year that the UK has become the first major economy in the world to...
When Abellio secured the ScotRail franchise in 2015, it soon commenced an exciting transformation programme to improve passenger services across Scotland’s network. Plans included a £475 million investment in new and better trains on routes between Scotland’s...
Merseyrail will be introducing new trains to its network around the Liverpool City Region from next year, replacing the current fleet of electric multiple units which are now approaching 40 years old. Built and maintained by...

The Best of the Best

Network Rail’s supply chain recognised at the Rail Partnership Awards The Rail Partnership Awards, in which Network Rail shows appreciation and recognises its supply chain for its achievements over the previous year, took place in Birmingham in...
The Rail Supply Group staged a reception at the London Transport Museum on Monday 17 June, ostensibly to mark the retirement of Gordon Wakeford, who has stepped down as both CEO of Siemens Mobility in the UK...
Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in South Wales, on 3 July 2019. It looks into what happened on the day and why and...

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 the seventh such show, which offers static and dynamic exhibits, extensive exhibition halls...
Railtex, the UK’s definitive exhibition of railway products and services, returns to Birmingham’s NEC next month. As always, the show will have an international flavour and is expecting visitors from more than 50 countries, with lots of exhibitors bringing products...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...