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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...

Education and information at Infrarail

At Infrarail 2018, Rail Engineer will once again be hosting and arranging the keynote speakers and the technical seminar programme. Tuesday 01/05/2018 10:30 -  Grand opening...

Infrarail 2018 – ready to ExCeL!

Infrarail, which takes place at ExCeL London between 1 and 3 May 2018, is the UK’s premier trade exhibition for the railway industry. Alternating...

Yuletide activities: A comprehensive overview of Network Rail’s Christmas engineering work

Traditions are important at Christmas. They promote feelings of nostalgia, harking back to earlier, simpler times. There are Christmas trees (a medieval import from...

Secretary of State at Infrarail

Having been confirmed as remaining Secretary of State for Transport in the Prime Minister’s recent cabinet reshuffle, Chris Grayling has also been announced as...

The view from Westminster

A reception at the Houses of Parliament on 24 October, arranged by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), proved an informal opportunity to hear Secretary...

Training for the Azumas

Virgin East Coast will, in just over a year’s time, begin operating its new fleet of high-speed Azuma trains, currently being built by Hitachi...