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RIA launches RAIL 2050 Manifesto for the rail industry

As the UK heads towards a general election, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) has launched its RAIL 2050 Manifesto, setting out the...

Cornwall’s Capacity Triumph

Back in January 2018 (issue 159), Rail Engineer reported on a plan to increase the capacity of rail operations in Cornwall by...

Dawlish Sea Wall – the start of a 100-year plan

Over the last few years, Rail Engineer has written a number of articles about the Dawlish sea wall. There have been many pictures...

If it’s Tuesday it must be Olomouc

It is easy to sympathise with teachers who take groups of schoolchildren on educational visits, as they work hard to keep their...

A little sand in the right place works wonders

Part 3, Operational TrialsIn November 2017 (issue 157), Rail Engineer reported on trials undertaken at the Rail Innovation...

Locos go bi- and tri-mode!

Guest writer: Keith FenderRail Engineer has previously looked at several innovative forms of...

DfT (finally) publishes list of rail enhancement projects for CP6

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a list of rail enhancement projects in its updated Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP).

First light: The Riding Sunbeams trial of solar-powered electric traction

How many times have we looked at clever innovation and wondered why on earth no one thought of doing it before? Often the...

HS2 way out in front in tunnel design for high-speed rail

Now, what are the similarities between Cyrano de Bergerac, the central character in the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand...

Denmark’s first high speed line opens

Guest writer: Keith FenderOn 31 May, Danish Crown Prince Frederik officially opened the...

Zero-carbon: the need for innovative construction plant

Guest writer: Simon Meades, Ecolite product manager at Taylor Construction Plant.With the announcement...

BIM on the Northern Line extension

London Underground’s Northern line extension, which is being built from Kennington to Battersea with a new intermediate station at Nine Elms, uses Building Information...

All Change and Mind the Gaps

Chairman’s address to the IMechE Railway Division 2019Graham Neil, chairman, IMechE Railway Division.Graham...

Chips & fried electronics at the 8th railway challenge

It is always a pleasure to report on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge, as Rail Engineer has done since the first competition...

Edinburgh’s international Railway Engineering conference

Each year, the UK hosts numerous railway industry events. Most of these concern domestic issues and few have complex technical content throughout. In contrast,...

Scherbinka’s big show

The biennial international fair of Russian-gauge railway equipment that is PRO//Motion.EXPO took place over four days at the end of August. This...