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“A little water never hurt anyone…”

Plantworx & Railworx a success despite the summer weather Every two years, the Construction Equipment Association organises a big...

Have you heard the whisper about new developments to WSPER?

Your writer first became aware of WSPER (Wheel Slide Protection Evaluation Rig) in the 1990s. It is a method of carrying out...

An evening of goodbyes as Gordon Wakeford retires from the Rail Supply Group

The Rail Supply Group staged a reception at the London Transport Museum on Monday 17 June, ostensibly to mark the retirement of...

ATO – Exploiting the technology

Automatic Train Operation (ATO) is nowadays a given technology for metro operation and, although it is still...

Enabling better performance

For the past six years, the national rail public performance measure (PPM) has fallen steadily each year from 91.0 per cent in 2013...

Is the future 5G or Wi-Fi 6?

There are currently two main technology choices used for railway radio communications, mobile telephone (GSM/LTE) or Wi-Fi. GSM-R private networks are used predominately for...

Straightening out Market Harborough

On a route which has had mixed fortunes in terms of investment and speed improvements, the works at Market Harborough - the design and...

Delivering change

This month we take the title of our editorial from the address given by George Clark, the new President of Institution of Railway Signal...

HydroFLEX one year on

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education’s (BCRRE) research into the application of fuel cells and hydrogen in railway traction system design stretches back...

Editor’s eye for Railtex

For three days in May, the rail industry’s showcase that is Railtex filled the 20,000 square metres of the National Exhibition Centre’s halls 3...

Huntworth Bridge

Photo above: Huntworth bridge was in a poor state and could not be brought up to standard....

Work starts on Horden station, County Durham

Construction of a new station at Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham, has commenced and should be complete by Spring 2020.

Technical Seminars at Railtex – Keynote Speeches Revised

The Technical Seminar programme, arranged and hosted by Rail Engineer, gives Railtex exhibitors the opportunity to talk about their latest developments to an enquiring and...

French rail industry on show at SIFER 2019

Almost unnoticed by most of the UK railway supply chain, the 11th SIFER exhibition took place in Lille on 26-28 March 2019. The...

Whiteball Tunnel

Now fit for purpose in the 22nd century Railway passengers planning journeys earlier this year to and from the...