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Moving Mud – Dealing with weather damage around the country

Rail Engineer regularly publishes articles that show the railway is really very high-tech these days. In-cab signalling systems, digital traffic management, remote condition monitoring,...

Risk-based CWR Management

A regular concern within the rail industry has long been the conflict between the need for standards and the wish to be able...

Network Rail awards Fugro contract to survey 850 route miles of track in Wales

Network Rail has announced plans to conduct a survey of more than 850 route miles of track across Wales and the border...

Repoint – New Thinking in Point Machines

Faults tend to have significant impact on railway performance, disrupting or stopping train movement. Railway administrators make significant efforts to reduce or eliminate sources...

Brighton main line reopens after a 9-day closure

The Brighton main line in Sussex has reopened following a nine-day closure while Network Rail and its contractors carried out major improvement work.

Barnehurst cutting reopened after landslip closes the Bexleyheath line for a week

The cutting at Barnehurst, on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford, Kent, reopened on Monday 18 February after being closed for a week.

West Coast main line reopens after lorry strikes bridge

Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line through the Stafford area after more than 24 hours of disruption caused by a...

Ambergate junction reopens on schedule – train services resume between Derby and Matlock

Network Rail has reopened Ambergate junction in the Derwent Valley – where the branch to Matlock leaves the Midland main line – after...

An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

Christmas 2018: Westbury North junction renewal

Christmas and New Year at Westbury saw the station and its associated routes closed for 12 days to carry out some long-awaited major works...

Christmas 2018 at Battersea Pier junction

This Christmas, Battersea Pier junction became the latest focus of intense activity as it was renewed over an 11-day blockade. Battersea Pier junction is...

Network Rail announces new track systems contracts that will last for ten years

Network Rail has announced two (shortly to be three) track systems contracts that could cover the next 10 years and be worth...

Christmas work at Wellingborough North Junction

One of Network Rail’s bigger Christmas jobs in 2018 was that at Wellingborough North Junction, 57m 0ch to 69m 40ch on the Midland main...

New alliance of Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail to cover a worldwide market

Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail have formed an alliance bring a range of innovative railway component handling and movement equipment to a worldwide audience,...

Shine a light

At the time of year when days are shortest, nights longest, and when Network Rail carries out its most extensive work over the Christmas...

Tame the dust

Ballast dust continues to be a priority issue, with several high-profile campaigns such as ‘No Time to Lose’ and Network Rail’s Ballast Dust Working...