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A big step forward

Articles on electrification invariably focus on 25kV overhead systems or indeed the modern-day 50kV auto-transformer variant. The safety procedures that go with these are...

Winning Dawlish’s coastal battles

Work to improve the resilience of the railway infrastructure to climate change is once again in full swing at Dawlish, on the coastal stretch...

Learning from Carmont

Although the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has yet to produce its final report on the fatal train crash at Carmont on 12 August...

Colne Valley Viaduct – HS2’s largest bridge

HS2 is a massive undertaking with many huge contracts already let and underway. The largest bridge will be the Colne Valley Viaduct (CVV) -...

The big picture

Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project. Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often we fail to fully...

A bridge too far

Campaigners fight to save hundreds of disused railway structures threatened with infilling or demolition. Scattered across our nation are relics of the transport revolution brought...

Rail repairs with ultra-fast solutions

Protecting below-ground infrastructure from water ingress when time is of the essence. Whether its concrete repair, rail fixing, chemical anchoring or bridge strengthening, most jobs...

Specialists in structural precast for railways

Moore Concrete has been leading the way in civil engineering for the past 30 years and has experience manufacturing a wide range of bespoke...

Resilience by design

Railway structures have seen their fair share of violent weather over the years. Now, some of them are nearly 200 years old and yet...

Rail Infrastructure Strategy and Vision

Rail Engineer participated in a recent online conference organised by the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum entitled ‘The Future of Rail Infrastructure in...

The ties that bind

As we glide in 21st-century comfort along continuous welded rail - connected to social media and six billion web pages - it’s easy to...

Interim union connectivity report published

Sir Peter Hendy's independent review of transport connectivity between Britain's four nations is considering the quality of major links across the UK, likely future...

The big push

The ongoing £1.2 billion East Coast Main Line (ECML) upgrade is made up of four major projects: the remodelling of the track and supporting...

Getting projects right

“There can be no place, I believe, for deniers who are unable to acknowledge that the industry’s reputation, built over many years, was of...

Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project

Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often, we fail to fully comprehend and grapple with this complexity, and as a result create...

Video: Highways England bridge infilling plans

Highways England plans to infill or demolish around 130 disused railways structures over the next five years, many of which are earmarked for reuse...