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...
Kate Marjoribanks has been appointed as the new engineering director of Arriva Rail London (ARL), which operates the London Overground on behalf of Transport for London (TfL). Having been in the rail industry for nearly 25 years, Kate brings a...

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 equipment from Didcot Parkway, the first revenue service operating under electric power pulled into Swindon...
Andrew Haines recently joined Network Rail as its new chief executive, replacing Mark Carne who had held the post since January 2014. In his last role, Andrew had been a board member and chief executive of the Civil Aviation...
Mark Carne stepped down as chief executive of Network Rail in August after just under five years in the job. During that time, he gained a reputation for being passionate about safety, a keen promoter of the Digital Railway...

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 assessment for registration will examine candidates in a number of areas, including exercising their...
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. Thus, the team’s ingenuity in borrowing and adapting this magneto enabled its locomotive to be...
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 arms-length public body Network Rail, the control of Britain’s railways has a long and well...
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 concerns about governance, that the Institution is no longer being member-led, and the way that...
In its review of the work on the railway infrastructure over Christmas and the New Year, Rail Engineer reported (issue 160, February 2018) that 32,000 people worked at 3,000 sites to deliver £160 million of work. The work also...

EAD and CE marking of geohazard products

Experts from Swiss protection-system markeyt leader Geobrugg explain the importance of CE marks, European Assurance Documents (EADs) and warns users of...