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Transformers Aluminium or Copper?

Guest writer: Paul WalkerThere is a drive on the rail infrastructure to reduce the overall cost...

Delivering Change: George Clark delivers his IRSE Presidential Address

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) appoints its new president at its annual general meeting every year. The 95th incumbent, Transport for London...

Unlocking the benefits of HS2

Guest opinion by John DownerJohn DownerHS2 is being built, an Act of...

Systems integration: navigating increasing complexity

Guest author: Nassar Majothi, director of the rail specialist services group at WSP London.All too often, major infrastructure programmes...

Complex asset portfolio? Avoiding surprises and delivering benefits

Railways are highly complex systems, reliant on many assets of varying types and ages that are operated and maintained by different organisations. If part...

ScotRail HSTs: Don’t let the truth spoil a good headline

A reporter from the Scottish Sunday Mail called me last week. He had seen my recent Rail Engineer feature on ScotRail’s ‘new’ HST and...

What has Europe ever done for rail?

There’s no denying that the transport sector has been in a tailspin since the recent Brexit votes, with some worrying that the rug could...

The Future of Signalling Renewals

During the 27-years I have spent in this industry, mostly as a signal engineer in one form or another, I have seen the delivery...

Moving forward with determination: taking Britain’s stations forward

An untapped gold mine? An operational interface? A community space? A passenger’s gateway? A city’s identifier? A complex and historic asset to manage?Whatever your...