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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...

ORBIS – an unsung but unqualified success

Sunday 31 March 2019 signified not only the end of Network Rail’s Control Period 5, but with it the end of the ORBIS...

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...