Sunday 31 March 2019 signified not only the end of Network Rail’s Control Period 5, but with it the end of the ORBIS programme. ORBIS, Offering Rail Better Information Services, was a £335 million seven-year programme that aimed to put...
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, track-inspection trains, long-line public address, aerial surveys - it’s all very advanced and much of it would...
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 the main line between Edinburgh and London later this year, have now re-entered service.
Mark Southwell has been announced as the new managing director of civil engineering for the UK and Ireland at AECOM, the global infrastructure consultant. Formerly head of the signalling programme at Network Rail, which he joined from...
The Brighton main line in Sussex has reopened following a nine-day closure while Network Rail and its contractors carried out major improvement work. The Three Bridges station car park was turned into a bus station as...
The cutting at Barnehurst, on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford, Kent, reopened on Monday 18 February after being closed for a week. When the cutting face slipped at around 03:30 on the morning of Monday...
Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line through the Stafford area after more than 24 hours of disruption caused by a lorry hitting a bridge. The bridge, which carries Worston Lane over the busy...
Network Rail has reopened Ambergate junction in the Derwent Valley – where the branch to Matlock leaves the Midland main line – after a £13 million remodel and a six-day closure. All services between Derby and Matlock have resumed on...

Dawlish to get new sea wall

Government funding of £80 million has been announced to provide a new sea wall at Dawlish that will improve protection both for the railway and the town behind it. The announcement was made by the Secretary of...
An unusual bridge strike closed one track on the West Coast main line and caused a speed restriction to be imposed across the whole route. Normally, a bridge strike is caused when a vehicle...

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...