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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...

SYSTRA buys TSP Projects

Image: Leeds station roof - a TSP project with Network Rail.TSP Projects, the engineering arm of British Steel,...

Bringing more power to Merseyrail

Merseyrail will be introducing new trains to its network around the Liverpool City Region from next year, replacing the current fleet of electric multiple...

Levenmouth re-opening taken forward

On 8 August the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson, announced the go-ahead for detailed design work to support the proposed reopening of the...

Simple and lightweight mounting for digital signalling equipment

AECOM, the global infrastructure services firm, is developing one of the UK’s first 3D-printed commercial products made from graphene-reinforced polymer. The company’s CNCTArch is designed...

Work to restart on Rastatt Tunnel

German national rail infrastructure manager DB Netze has announced that construction work to complete the tunnels under the town of Rastatt will recommence in...

East Midlands Railway: New kid on the block

East Midlands Railway is the new name on the UK rail network, following its successful bid to run the East Midlands franchise.

Finishing the job – redoubling Aberdeen to Inverurie

Last year, the Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project (A2I) redoubled 8.5km of track between Aberdeen and Dyce as reported in issue 168 (October 2018)....
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A future role for Bennerley Viaduct

A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities.

“A little water never hurt anyone…”

Plantworx & Railworx a success despite the summer weatherEvery 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...