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Bearing Up for Reliability

With the ever-present focus on putting passengers first, train reliability has to be high up the priority list to achieve this. Modern rolling stock...

Electrifying Innovation: The need for electrification

Guest writer: Steve CoxThe UK has a clear target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Rail is already...

Work to restart on Rastatt Tunnel

German national rail infrastructure manager DB Netze has announced that construction work to complete the tunnels under the town of Rastatt will recommence in...

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)....
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A future role for Bennerley Viaduct

A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities.

Barnard’s Lock Underbridge

A Spongy and Successful LiftBarnard’s Lock is a rail underbridge structure spanning the river Kennet, located 3.7km west...

Delivering the UK’s temporary flood defences

Owing to changing global weather patterns, potential flood events are becoming increasingly unpredictable. In response to this, The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) continuously studies...

Huntworth Bridge

Photo above: Huntworth bridge was in a poor state and could not be brought up to standard....

“Hugely impressive!”

Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network RailWhen Dr Francis Paonessa joined Network Rail in the...

ORBIS – an unsung but unqualified success

Sunday 31 March 2019 signified not only the end of Network Rail’s Control Period 5, but with it the end of the ORBIS...

Moving Mud – Dealing with weather damage around the country

Rail Engineer regularly publishes articles that show the railway is really very high-tech these days. In-cab signalling systems, digital traffic management, remote condition monitoring,...

First passenger services use new longer platforms at Edinburgh Waverley

Platforms 5 and 6 at Edinburgh Waverley, recently extended to 275 metres in length to accommodate new 10-car trains due to be introduced on...

Mark Southwell joins AECOM as MD of civil engineering

Mark Southwell has been announced as the new managing director of civil engineering for the UK and Ireland at AECOM, the global infrastructure consultant.

Brighton main line reopens after a 9-day closure

The Brighton main line in Sussex has reopened following a nine-day closure while Network Rail and its contractors carried out major improvement work.

Barnehurst cutting reopened after landslip closes the Bexleyheath line for a week

The cutting at Barnehurst, on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford, Kent, reopened on Monday 18 February after being closed for a week.

West Coast main line reopens after lorry strikes bridge

Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line through the Stafford area after more than 24 hours of disruption caused by a...