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Slab track for HS2

Early railway track carried trains running at 50km/h (30mph) with three-tonne axle loads. Over almost 200 years, ballasted track has been developed...

Slab Track – Paving the P-Way

Slab tracks, or, more properly, ballastless track systems, are becoming more widely used as alternatives to conventional ballasted track.

Canal shuts Edinburgh to Glasgow main line

The severe weather on the night of 11/12 August, that led to the tragic derailment outside Stonehaven, also caused far greater infrastructure...

Value of Call Out Contracts! Brandon Emergency – West Coast main line

RBS1 is the Rugby, Birmingham, Stafford line, often referred to as the Birmingham loop. The West Coast main line (WCML) starts at...

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

Catching up with Europe’s materials handling When someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says...

Blockade success at Guildford despite the lockdown

The track layout for the various junctions at Guildford, serving routes in several directions, were in need of scheduled renewal as a...

Track renewal at Botley

Over the late May bank holiday and the following week, South Rail Systems Alliance (Colas Rail, Network Rail and AECOM) engineers replaced...

Getting rail drainage back on track

What if there was a tried and tested solution to speed up trackside drainage times by a factor of 10, simultaneously reducing...

Parisian politics divide deal for British Steel

Guest Writer: Daniel Pyke - Rail expert and railway technical marketing professional Early March...

TIGER is released into the paperwork jungle

Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of...

Mighty morphing: The wagon that morphs into a 60-tonne dumper

Experienced railway professionals know that permanent way renewals consume prodigious quantities of ballast. They also know that serious thought has to be...

Azuma’s HIGHEST challenge

The Highland main line (HML) between Inverness and Perth is the most severely graded line on the UK railway network. It requires...

Vegetation Management

One of Network Rail’s most high-profile challenges is managing its lineside vegetation and achieving a fine balance between keeping the railway running...

Who needs rails?

Rhomberg Sersa’s exercise in lateral – and longitudinal – thinking. For the last twenty years at least – and...

Innovation is key when it comes to “Putting the passenger first”

Over the Easter weekend, the West Coast main line was closed over four days during the replacement of Willesden North junction....

Bearing Up for Reliability

With the ever-present focus on putting passengers first, train reliability has to be high up the priority list to achieve this. Modern rolling stock...