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An evening of goodbyes as Gordon Wakeford retires from the Rail Supply Group

The Rail Supply Group staged a reception at the London Transport Museum on Monday 17 June, ostensibly to mark the retirement of...

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...

“Hugely impressive!”

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

National Apprenticeship Week on the railway

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 took place 4 to 8 March 2019. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, an offshoot of the Department for Education, It is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s theme was ‘Blaze a Trail’, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships…

David Waboso: Head of Digital Railway to Retire

The impending retirement of David Waboso, who currently heads up the Digital Railway team in Network Rail, calls for comment on the man who...

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.

Kate Marjoribanks is new engineering director of Arriva Rail London

Kate Marjoribanks has been appointed as the new engineering director of Arriva Rail London (ARL), which operates the London Overground on behalf of Transport...

175 years of progress

Electrification of the Great Western main line (GWML) reached a new milestone at the end of October when, following the installation of overhead electrical...

Andrew Haines and the future of UK rail

Andrew Haines recently joined Network Rail as its new chief executive, replacing Mark Carne who had held the post since January 2014. In his...

Mark Carne looks back on his time at Network Rail

Mark Carne stepped down as chief executive of Network Rail in August after just under five years in the job. During that time, he...

Ethical engineering

Professional registration is an important milestone for any technician or engineer. Awarded by licensed bodies, professional registration is based on knowledge, competence and commitment....

The annual Stapleford trials

The Stapleford Miniature Railway’s lawnmower had temporarily lost its magneto as it had been fitted to the University of Huddersfield’s Railway Challenge team’s locomotive....

Return of the Rail Partnership Awards

From state ownership under British Rail to its break-up into more than 100 privately owned companies and the transfer back of infrastructure to the...

IMechE constitutional crisis continues

Last month, Rail Engineer reported on the IMechE Special Meeting that had been called by four past presidents. This was due to the requisitioner’s...

A report of Network Rail’s successful engineering works at Easter

In its review of the work on the railway infrastructure over Christmas and the New Year, Rail Engineer reported (issue 160, February 2018) that...

Balfour Beatty MD to deliver keynote at Infrarail 2018

Mark Bullock, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Rail, Power Transmission & Distribution and Gas & Water businesses, will deliver a keynote speech at Infrarail...