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Railtex 2017 preview – the exhibitors you need to look out for

With over 450 exhibitors, there are certainly plenty of stands to visit at this year's international exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services.Rail Engineer...

Rail myth of a rail legend

One of the more intriguing myths that surround Isambard Kingdom Brunel is that he aligned Box tunnel, on the Great Western main line, so...

Simon says – Simon Kirby reflects on 13 years in rail

Simon Kirby left his role as chief executive of HS2 at Christmas, moving on to become chief operating officer for Rolls-Royce worldwide. This ended...

Taking HS2 to completion

So far as many people are concerned, HS2 is a high-profile project that hasn’t started yet. True, there have been some route plans published,...

Adapting to change!

Changing Track was the title of an article in Rail Engineer issue 109 (December 2013). It was the result of an interview that I...
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Video: IMechE Railway Challenge 2015

Transport for London won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Railway Challenge on 28 June 2015, the first team to retain the trophy.The competition...

Strategy to become sector 12 – The Rail Supply Group sets out its stall

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) recently launched its Vision Statement. This sets out a series of aims for the railway industry which include doubling...

Richard Parry-Jones – Defining innovation

There is a spectrum of innovation. At one end of that spectrum there’s micro-innovation, which you might call kaizen or continuous improvement, where everybody...

A challenging weekend

Wearing sunglasses and a large-brimmed sun hat, London Underground’s head of train systems engineering is standing in the rain in a Leicestershire field. Writes...

Keeping London on ICE

The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list recognised David Waboso, capital programmes director for London Underground (LU), with a CBE.David trained as a civil engineer....

Training the next generation

The UK rail sector is facing an imminent skills shortage as many of today’s most experienced electrification engineers near retirement. An innovative approach to...

HS2 fights back

The reason for building HS2 can sometimes be obscured in the fog of argument about whether people work on trains, benefit-cost ratios (BCR) and...

More from the top

Last month, Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins described how he approached his first few weeks in the rail industry. In this second...

Sir David Higgins: The view from the top

Sir David Higgins has been chief executive of Network Rail for just over two years. In early March, he invited our very own Nigel...

In a class of his own

Been banging your head against a brick wall lately? Are you utterly convinced that changing railway technical standards is well nigh impossible? Have you...

Russian Railways back in Berlin

With its vast collection, finding your way around the British Museum is difficult. Some readers may recall the Radio 4 series “A history of...