Intermodal solutions

Mobility is changing. In everyday life, consumers want everything immediately and rely on high-speed communications to order goods and services and to access the most up-to-date information. This equally applies to public transport...

Out of reach

You’ve got to start somewhere. Such were the timescales involved in delivering it, there was a clear logic behind engineer James Mathias’ choice of turning the first sods of the Pembroke & Tenby Railway at either end...
Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of permanent way maintenance. Surprisingly few have been answered - or, at least, answered with any...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway. These include for both train control, maintenance, operation, asset management and passenger use - ticketing,...
Much has been written recently, here in Rail Engineer and elsewhere, about the railway’s aspirations in terms of reducing its carbon output. Diesel-free by 2040, zero-carbon by 2050, Scotland’s ambition to do it all by 2035, it’s...
Rhomberg Sersa’s in-line excavator comes out of the mines to sort out the Railway’s ‘difficult list’ Imagine, if you will, a single-track terminus platform. To one side is a platform surface with expensive block...
On 24 June 2019, the House of Commons unanimously passed an amendment to the Climate Change Act that committed the UK to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Previously, the target had been 80 per cent of UK’s...
In issue 180, (December 2019), Malcolm Dobell reported on recent experiences by train operators in introducing new trains, as presented to a recent IMechE’s Railway Division seminar. This month, he considers the comments...
The growing movement to reverse some of the infamous 'Beeching cuts' of 1963 has received a £500 million boost from government. Dr Richard Beeching published his report “The Reshaping of British Railways” on 27...
The collapse of the railway at Dawlish during a severe storm in February 2014 hit the headlines as Cornwall was cut off from the rest of the UK by rail. Just eight weeks later, the railway was...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...